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Full Time Report: New Zealand 2 Australia 34

🕔16:37, 30.Nov 2013

A thoroughly ruthless and professional performance saw Australia regain the World Cup, not just in defeating the Kiwis in the final at Old Trafford but in their route to the decider as they completed a five-match run in which they

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Half Time Report: New Zealand 2 Australia 16

🕔15:35, 30.Nov 2013

Australia dominated both possession and the scoreline as they looked in control of the World Cup Final at half time. The Kangaroos, who had 63% of the first half possession, opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Johnathan Thurston

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Who will win tomorrow’s World Cup final?

Who will win tomorrow’s World Cup final?

🕔11:00, 29.Nov 2013

In just over 24 hours Australia take on New Zealand in the World Cup final at Old Trafford. The Kangaroos go into the contest as heavy favourites, but the Kiwis are defending champions and are in rich point-scoring form. Take

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Kiwis name team to defend World Cup crown

🕔16:41, 28.Nov 2013

New Zealand head coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19 man squad to play Australia at Old Trafford on Saturday (14:30). Jesse Bromwich Greg Eastwood Kieran Foran Alex Glenn Bryson Goodwin Shaun Johnson Sam Kasiano Kevin Locke Issac Luke Simon

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Australia name team to face Kiwis in World Cup Final

🕔16:40, 28.Nov 2013

Australia head coach Tim Sheens has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford on Saturday (14:30) Cameron Smith – Captain Greg Bird Darius Boyd Daly Cherry-Evans Cooper Cronk

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The Aussie angle: Why I feel for the English

🕔11:45, 25.Nov 2013

It was perhaps significant that just a few hours after we witnessed one of the greatest World Cup matches in history, between England and New Zealand for the right to play Australia in this year’s final, I should receive an

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Slater could be fit for World Cup final

Slater could be fit for World Cup final

🕔18:35, 24.Nov 2013

Billy Slater could be fit to face New Zealand in the World Cup final. The Australian full-back aggravated an old knee injury against the USA and sat out the semi-final against Fiji, making a guest appearance on the BBC’s coverage

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Waerea-Hargreaves: It was pretty emotional

Waerea-Hargreaves: It was pretty emotional

🕔18:34, 24.Nov 2013

New Zealand’s Jared Waerea-Hargreaves broke down in tears after his side’s last-second victory against England in the World Cup semi finals. “I definitely got emotional after the game and I saw a few looks on the brothers alongside me after

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Sam: Leave George alone

Sam: Leave George alone

🕔18:33, 24.Nov 2013

George Burgess was so distraught he had to decline post-match interviews after England’s semi-final loss to New Zealand. After putting his body on the line for his country, the youngster was visibly exhausted in the dying minutes and recklessly caught

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Tomkins: “We will be stronger for it”

Tomkins: “We will be stronger for it”

🕔18:31, 24.Nov 2013

England full-back Sam Tomkins claims the group will be stronger as a result of their last-gasp loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semi finals. The 24-year-old was trying to remain positive after watching Shaun Johnson score and convert

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