Halfback Johnathan Thurston will go into next week’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup on the verge of an Australian record.
Thurston passed the 300-point mark in the colours of Australia and is within reach of record holder Mick Cronin who finished his career with 309 points for the Green and Gold.
Thurston kicked ten from eleven goals in Australia’s success over Fiji, and with a try to his name he finished the contest with 24 points to his name to earn himself the man of the match award.
Australia, who have not conceded a try since their opening encounter against England, scored five second half tries.
However it wasn’t until the 54th minute that the Australians crossed in the second half, with James Tamou scoring first after the break.
He was followed over by Darius Boyd, Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris and a barnstormer from Andrew Fifita as Australians demolished the Fijians.
For a full report and reaction see Monday’s League Express.