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. Boosting some of the game’s finest players, many favoured the Kangaroos to win their tenth World Cup at home in 2008 in a canter. Australia however were upstaged by the Kiwis in front of over 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium in the final, to partially end their international dominance.

The Kangaroos avenged their 2008 World Cup loss ate the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in England and Wales. They were simply too good throughout the tournament, thrashing the defending champions New Zealand 34-2 in the final.

The 2014 international season saw mixed results for the Kangaroos. Despite comprehensively defeating New Zealand 30-18 in the annual ANZAC Test the side failed to beat the Kiwis in either of their two encounters during the 2014 Four Nations competition. The second loss saw the Kangaroos controversially go down 22-18 in the final – the result was undeniably unexpected. The side also defeated England 16-12 and thrashed Samoa 44-18 during the competition.

The Australians ended 2014 as the top ranked international side globally.

The upcoming Kangaroos fixtures.

Kangaroos Articles

Perth to host Kangaroos Test in 2016

Perth to host Kangaroos Test in 2016

by , 27 Jan 2016

Perth will host its first ever Rugby League international in 2016 – a clash between Australia and New Zealand on October 15.

Criticism of Meninga’s $300,000 salary is unjust

Criticism of Meninga’s $300,000 salary is unjust

by , 7 Dec 2015

This week many prominent people criticised the $300,000 salary Mal Meninga will reportedly receive in his new role of Kangaroos coach.

Meninga and the mad money: Is he being paid overs?

Meninga and the mad money: Is he being paid overs?

by , 4 Dec 2015

It’s official: Mal Meninga has agreed to terms to selfishly abandon Queensland, thus allowing him to fulfil his lifelong ambition of coaching his country and being paid at Charlie Sheen rates to do so.

Fix the international rugby league calendar

Fix the international rugby league calendar

by , 4 Dec 2015

Perhaps now that there’s a serious coach on board, international rugby league can become much more serious.

Meninga to take over as Kangaroos coach

by , 3 Dec 2015

Mal Meninga’s record-breaking reign as Queensland State of Origin coach is expected to officially end on Thursday, when he takes over as Kangaroos mentor.

ARLC can revolutionise international game’s future

ARLC can revolutionise international game’s future

by , 4 Nov 2015

Appointing a full-time Kangaroos coach should be rugby league’s way of fighting off the Wallabies, Socceroos and AFL’s advances.

Wayne Bennett keen on Kangaroos job

by , 23 Oct 2015

Wayne Bennett has confirmed his interest in the vacant Australian coaching role.

Changing of the guard likely for Kangaroos

by , 4 May 2015

No one in the Kangaroos camp wanted to say it but Australia’s historic 26-12 trans-Tasman Test loss to New Zealand on Sunday looks set to mark a changing of the guard ahead of the 2017 World Cup.

Test: Kiwis pour on early points to dominate Australia’s stars 26-12

by , 3 May 2015

Any doubt that New Zealand is not the world’s best team evaporated in the wet at Suncorp Stadium after they downed Australia 26-12 in the rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test on Sunday.

We would have played RL Test: Roos

by , 2 May 2015

Australian captain Cameron Smith admits he wanted to play Friday night’s trans-Tasman clash but understands why it became the first Kangaroos Test abandoned on home soil.


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