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.

Kangaroos Articles

150 combined captains for the Wallabies and Kangaroos

150 combined captains for the Wallabies and Kangaroos

by , 30 Jun 2016

Purely by accident, I have discovered that right now, there have been a combined 150 players who have captained the rugby union Wallabies and rugby league Kangaroos.

Bronco Blair facing one-game ban for chicken wing

by , 9 May 2016

Brisbane forward Adam Blair is facing a one-match NRL ban after being charged with committing a chicken wing tackle during New Zealand’s Anzac Test defeat in Newcastle.

Why does the representative schedule keep failing the Test?

Why does the representative schedule keep failing the Test?

by , 9 May 2016

Would it be that hard to change the scheduling of the representative season and play the State of Origin series first, followed by the Test between Australia and New Zealand?

The Kangaroos keep the Kiwis scoreless

The Kangaroos keep the Kiwis scoreless

by , 7 May 2016

Captain Cameron Smith hoped the Kangaroos 16-0 win over the Kiwis was a good show for the near capacity Hunter Stadium in Newcastle crowd of 27,724.

Highlights: Roos snap losing streak with Kiwi shutout

by , 7 May 2016

Australia have gotten the Mal Meninga-era off to a winning start with a comfortable 16-0 shutout of a depleted New Zealand unit in their annual Test.

Kangaroos vs Kiwis highlights: 2016 Anzac Test scores, blog

Kangaroos vs Kiwis highlights: 2016 Anzac Test scores, blog

by , 6 May 2016 Popular article!

New Zealand will be out to secure their fourth straight victory over the Kangaroos when the two teams collide in the annual Anzac Day Test match. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.

Why I’m brushing the rugby league Test

Why I’m brushing the rugby league Test

by , 6 May 2016 Popular article!

Last year your correspondent wrote a reasonably well-received column on The Roar about not going to the grand final for the first time since 1985.

Slamming Semi Radradra’s Kangaroo selection is un-Australian

Slamming Semi Radradra’s Kangaroo selection is un-Australian

by , 6 May 2016

Semi Radradra is a friendly, quietly spoken Fijian who just happens to be one helluva rugby league winger.

Strategic squad management the key to Kiwi victory

by , 5 May 2016

The right team and tactics can help the New Zealand Kiwis take down the Australian juggernaut

Kangaroos could introduce war dance in 2017

by , 2 May 2016

The Kangaroos are a strong chance of introducing a war dance when Australia and New Zealand host the next rugby league World Cup in 2017.


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