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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

Sheek’s best Kangaroos team (1967-present)

Sheek’s best Kangaroos team (1967-present)

by , 18 Feb 2015

I first came across the Kangaroos rugby league team late in 1967. Having just arrived in Australia for our biannual holidays from our home of Papua New Guinea, I looked forward to cramming as much TV into three months as I possibly could.

Australia’s Great Britain neglect eroding rugby league’s heritage

Australia’s Great Britain neglect eroding rugby league’s heritage

by , 5 Dec 2014

Hand up if you remember the most recent third match of an Australia versus Great Britain rugby league Test series.

[VIDEO] New Zealand vs Australia: Four Nations highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] New Zealand vs Australia: Four Nations highlights, scores, blog

by , 15 Nov 2014 Popular article!

MATCH RESULT: New Zealand have taken out the 2014 Four Nations final, and will be champions until the next edition is played in 2016.

Sick Kangaroos return to training

by , 13 Nov 2014

Flu-stricken Australian players Cooper Cronk, Daly Cherry-Evans, Sione Mata’utia and David Klemmer have all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Four Nations rugby league final.

Squads announced for Four Nations final

Squads announced for Four Nations final

by , 11 Nov 2014

Tim Sheens has announced an unchanged Australian squad to face New Zealand in the final of the 2014 Four Nations in Wellington on Saturday evening.

Why didn’t Samoa believe they could beat Australia?

by , 10 Nov 2014

If there was any lesson to be learnt by Samoa yesterday afternoon in Wollongong it was to have faith.

‘Different’ Kangaroos ready for Kiwis

by , 10 Nov 2014

Australia captain Cameron Smith believes his rookie Kangaroos have become a far better side than the one which lost their Four Nations opener to New Zealand, ahead of Saturday’s tournament final in Wellington.

Shaun Johnson a huge threat, say Kangaroos

by , 10 Nov 2014

Maturing New Zealand playmaker Shaun Johnson shapes as the man Australia have to stop in Saturday’s Four Nations final in Wellington.

Hunt emerges as Kangaroos x-factor

by , 9 Nov 2014

Australian rugby league coach Tim Sheens will continue to hold Ben Hunt as the ace up his sleeve for the rest of the Four Nations but with one caveat: he can’t promise the Brisbane star he will play.

Kangaroos intent on avoiding unwanted record

by , 6 Nov 2014

With a proud 60-year streak on the line, the Kangaroos say they have a responsibility to make the Four Nations rugby league final.


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