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

Picking the Kangaroos’ best all-time XIII

Picking the Kangaroos’ best all-time XIII

by , 21 Oct 2017

With the World Cup about to start, here’s an attempt at comparing the stats to come up with Australia’s greatest XIII across all eras.

Rugby League World Cup Group A: Who can beat Australia?

Rugby League World Cup Group A: Who can beat Australia?

by , 14 Oct 2017

Tier-one nations Australia and England will be competing for the top of Group A at the Rugby League World Cup, with the traditional rivals fielding star-studded sides.

Fifita quits Kangaroos for Tonga at RLWC

Fifita quits Kangaroos for Tonga at RLWC

by , 5 Oct 2017

Andrew Fifita has turned his back on Australia for the rugby league World Cup, joining New Zealand star Jason Taumalolo in defecting to Tonga.

Kangaroos squad officially named for league world cup

Kangaroos squad officially named for league world cup

by , 3 Oct 2017

Melbourne bolter Felise Kaufusi has been confirmed as one of seven Storm players named in Australia’s 24-man squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

Kangaroos team leaked for rugby league’s world cup

Kangaroos team leaked for rugby league’s world cup

by , 3 Oct 2017

The finals form of Melbourne forwards Felise Kaufusi and Jordan McLean has reportedly caught the eye of Australian selectors with their names expected to be read out in the 24-man squad for the World Cup starting later this month.

Foregone conclusion or not, the Rugby League World Cup will still be great

Foregone conclusion or not, the Rugby League World Cup will still be great

by , 3 Aug 2017

“Australia are the Champions! Mal’s men claim the 2017 RLWC!”

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.


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