Kangaroos

The Kangaroos have dominated international Rugby League since their inception in 1908. Australia have won nine out of the thirteen World Cup tournaments played so far and are consistently ranked first in the RLIF world rankings.

The Kangaroos have gone through some upheaval over the past few seasons. After dominating the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in England and Wales, a tournament which was capped off with a comprehensive 34-2 victory over New Zealand in the final, Australia had a mixed 2014 season.

While the Kangaroos enjoyed a comfortable victory during the Anzac Test, it was the Kiwis who dominated the Four Nations, including a 22-18 win over Australia in the final. 2015 saw New Zealand outclass Australia 26-12 in the Anzac Test, their third straight over the Kangaroos.

That loss saw Australia relinquish their hold on the number one world ranking, and Tim Sheens later stepped down as national coach. Mal Meninga was named as his replacement in December.

In his first team announcement, Meninga raised eyebrows by naming Darius Boyd at fullback in place of the injured Billy Slater, opting against alternate options such as Greg Inglis and James Tedesco. However the former Queensland coach did name four debutants in the side, including Semi Radradra and Blake Ferguson on the wings.

The upcoming Kangaroos fixtures.

Last updated: 2 May, 2016

Kangaroos Articles

RLIF confirm international calendar, Kangaroos and Lions tours to return

RLIF confirm international calendar, Kangaroos and Lions tours to return

by , 10 May 2017

The RLIF yesterday confirmed the next four-year international rugby league calendar in Sydney, with Kangaroos and Lions Tours to make a much anticipated return.

Fifita chasing World Cup after Roos return

Fifita chasing World Cup after Roos return

by , 7 May 2017

Cronulla powerhouse Andrew Fifita has set his eyes on a Kangaroos World Cup spot after his return to Test football against New Zealand.

Time for an Origin revamp

Time for an Origin revamp

by , 7 May 2017

On the last episode of NRL 360 on Fox Sports I watched Ben Ikin and Paul Kent argue the merits of State of Origin and where and how it should be played.

Raiders stand down Josh Papalii for drink driving

Raiders stand down Josh Papalii for drink driving

by , 1 May 2017

The news goes from bad to worse for Josh Papalii, who has now been dropped for two weeks by the Raiders just days after being axed from the Kangaroos squad for a drink driving incident.

Expect some upsets at this year’s Rugby League World Cup

Expect some upsets at this year’s Rugby League World Cup

by , 27 Apr 2017

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup, being held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will be the 15th running of the event.

Kangaroos name 20-man squad to face Kiwis in Anzac Test

Kangaroos name 20-man squad to face Kiwis in Anzac Test

by , 26 Apr 2017 Popular article!

Mal Meninga has named his Kangaroos side to face the Kiwis in Canberra on May 5 for the final mid-year Anzac Test, favouring experience and sticking by many of the players who won the Four Nations last year.

Kangaroos and Kiwis headed to Canberra for Anzac Test

Kangaroos and Kiwis headed to Canberra for Anzac Test

by , 13 Feb 2017

Canberra’s GIO Stadium will host this year’s ANZAC Test double-header between Australia and New Zealand on May 5.

Ferguson named best on tour by Kangaroos

Ferguson named best on tour by Kangaroos

by , 21 Nov 2016

Blake Ferguson’s rehabilitation from being a rugby league outcast has taken another forward step with the Sydney Roosters star awarded the Harry Sunderland Medal by his Australian teammates.

Kangaroos vs Kiwis highlights: Four Nations Final scores, blog, result

Kangaroos vs Kiwis highlights: Four Nations Final scores, blog, result

by , 21 Nov 2016 Popular article! Video

Match result: Australia has won the Four Nations Tournament and regains the world number one ranking in rugby league with a thumping win against New Zealand.

Four Nations Final Preview: Australia vs New Zealand

Four Nations Final Preview: Australia vs New Zealand

by , 20 Nov 2016

Australia and New Zealand will once again face-off as they vie for the Four Nations title at 1:30am (AEDT) Monday morning.


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