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The Australians yet again prove their mettle

The Australians yet again prove their mettle

“You can’t always get what you want,” sang the Rolling Stones many moons ago. And by and large that is very true. It was certainly true last Saturday, when most of the 75,000 crowd almost certainly wanted a game as

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Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Call it killer instinct … call it whatever you like. But on Saturday the Australians showed why they are simply the best in the Greatest Game of All. Leading 34-2 with eight minutes left to play, did they ease up?

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Morris happy to put body on the line

Australia winger Brett Morris says his run-in with advertising hoarding at Old Trafford on Saturday was a small price to pay for his side’s fourth try. The 27-year-old pounced on a Jarryd Hayne kick in the 52nd minute and slid

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Slater backs Thurston for Golden Boot

Australian fullback Billy Slater is tipping his team-mate Johnathan Thurston to win this year’s Golden Boot as the world’s best player. Thurston was voted the Man of the Match in Saturday’s World Cup Final, as Australia registered a convincing 34-2

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Is the World Cup really over?

Can that really be it? Most of us never wanted it to end, especially as it did on Saturday with a heavily one-sided final. New Zealand didn’t do themselves justice and Australia’s excellence was unquestionable, showing just how cruel sport

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Full Time Report: New Zealand 2 Australia 34

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

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?

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

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

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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