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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 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 Рthe 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. Pretty early in the holiday (early November) cricket and rugby league appeared […]

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. Top of the class if you were in attendance, most likely a Pom, head held high pounding out God Save the Queen among a capacity crowd. All in the shadows of the George Hotel, Huddersfield, […]

[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. FINAL SCORE: New Zealand 22 Australia 18 MATCH PREVIEW: The Kangaroos and Kiwis will bring down the curtains on a highly entertaining Four Nations series with a replay of the 2013 […]

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. The quartet trained strongly in an intense session in warm conditions at Porirua Park in the outskirts of Wellington on Thursday in a significant boost to Australia’s prospects. Kangaroos coach […]

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. After suffering a 30-12 defeat at the hand of New Zealand in their opening match of the competition, Australia will be hoping they can further build on the momentum they […]

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. In prior matches to this one, the final one of the qualifying matches before the final, Samoan coach Matt Parish talked up his team’s presence in this tournament. “We’re not here to make up the numbers” […]

‘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. Australia qualified for the final against unbeaten New Zealand after beating Samoa 44-18 in Wollongong on Sunday before 18,456 fans. With 11 […]

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. Johnson has been a revelation for the unbeaten Kiwis in the end of season tournament behind the menacing New Zealand pack and was a key player in their convincing 30-12 opening round win over […]

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. Hunt has emerged as the Kangaroos’ X-Factor ahead of Sunday’s must-win clash with Samoa in Wollongong after […]

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. The Australians go into their do-or-die clash with Samoa in Wollongong on Sunday knowing a loss would spark debate about whether the 2014 Australian team were the worst in six decades. The […]

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