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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 upcoming Kangaroos fixtures.

Kangaroos Articles

A dozen players withdraw from Australia’s Four Nations squad

by , 22 Sep 2014

Incumbents Billy Slater, Brett Morris and Matt Gillett have joined a long list of high-profile withdrawals from Australia’s Four Nations squad. Twelve players have ruled themselves unavailable for team selection for the tournament, which kicks off in Brisbane on October 25, due to injury. Justin Hodges, Josh Dugan, Trent Merrin, Will Hopoate and Andrew Fifita […]

Sheens plays down Kangaroos record

by , 4 May 2014

Australia coach Tim Sheens has assured Test hopefuls the path into the Kangaroos side isn’t closed despite their record-equalling 16th straight victory on Friday. The 30-18 win at Allianz Stadium over New Zealand was a lot closer than many predicted as a youthful Kiwis side more than matched the World Cup winners. Sheens’ side won’t […]

Rookie Kiwis almost pip Kangaroos

Rookie Kiwis almost pip Kangaroos

by , 3 May 2014

Australia edged to a 16th straight victory after running down a gallant New Zealand side to secure an 30-18 win at Allianz Stadium on Friday. Rated as no-hopers before the game, the Kiwis more than held their own and led 18-12 at halftime before being overhauled in the second half by a ruthless Kangaroos side […]

[VIDEO] Australia vs New Zealand: International rugby league live scores, blog, highlights

[VIDEO] Australia vs New Zealand: International rugby league live scores, blog, highlights

by , 2 May 2014 Popular article!

GAME SUMMARY Never mind what you might have read throughout the week – that was a highly entertaining Test match and NZ were more than up to the challenge. They were the better side in the first half and had that half-time lead; in the end, however, Australia’s class shone through with an 18-0 second […]

Best-ever tag motivates Australia: JT

by , 2 May 2014

Johnathan Thurston says a desire to become the greatest international rugby league team of all time is what’s motivating the current Australia side ahead of Friday’s Trans-Tasman Test. The naming of an injury-hit New Zealand line-up has taken the gloss off the Allianz Stadium encounter but with Tim Sheens’ side chasing a record 16th straight […]

Australia vs New Zealand: Anzac Test preview, video

Australia vs New Zealand: Anzac Test preview, video

by , 1 May 2014

Friday night sees a trans-Tasman clash between Australia and New Zealand at Allianz Stadium. The two sides last met five months ago in the final at the Rugby League World Cup. The Kangaroos dominated the Kiwis in the match, finishing 32-point victors thanks to prolific scoring from Billy Slater and Brett Morris who both nabbed […]

SMITHY: Australia must stop hogging players for rep football to thrive

SMITHY: Australia must stop hogging players for rep football to thrive

by , 1 May 2014

As well as their countries or regions, representative teams also represent positive aspects of sporting life. A reward for individual talent and consistency is one, the opportunity for regions to measure themselves as sporting entities is another. So how does our big rep weekend measure up? To read more Brian Smith, outside The Roar, check […]

See great Kangaroos while you can: Sheens

by , 1 May 2014

Veteran coach Tim Sheens admits Friday night may present Sydney sports fans with their final opportunity to see first-hand the most dominant rugby league team in history. If Sheens’ unbackable Kangaroos defeat an understrength New Zealand outfit missing Sonny Bill Williams and company, they will equal the world record run of 16 straight wins by […]

Thurston v John: league’s David v Goliath

by , 1 May 2014

One is the reigning Golden Boot winner with 30 rugby league Tests to his name, the other is a Penrith reserve grader in his debut international. The gulf in experience and reputation between opposing five-eighths in Friday’s Test, Australia’s Johnathan Thurston and New Zealand’s Isaac John, could not be more pronounced. Thurston is rated as […]

Kiwis embracing underdogs tag

by , 30 Apr 2014

Kiwi excitement machine Shaun Johnson says New Zealand’s so-called “team of nobodies” are plotting to spring one of the great trans-Tasman boilovers in Friday night’s rugby league Test against Australia. Johnson, who carved up England to score the try of the World Cup last November, says belief can overcome the Kiwis’ inexperience and criticism of […]

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