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

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.

Roos rookies won’t lose sleep: Smith

by , 2 May 2015

Nerves won’t be a problem for Australia’s rookies in the trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane despite a rain delay ensuring they will sweat on their debut for another 48 hours, Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith says.

Billy Slater out of Kangaroos team, replaced by Michael Jennings

Billy Slater out of Kangaroos team, replaced by Michael Jennings

by , 28 Apr 2015

Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the trans-Tasman Test match this weekend, and has been replaced in the line-up by Roosters centre Michael Jennings.

[VIDEO] Australian Kangaroos team named to play New Zealand

[VIDEO] Australian Kangaroos team named to play New Zealand

by , 26 Apr 2015

Australian rugby league team coach Tim Sheens and the Australian selectors have announced their Kangaroos team to play New Zealand next Friday Night at Suncorp Stadium in a one-off Test match.

Representative weeekend preview part two: Kangaroos

Representative weeekend preview part two: Kangaroos

by , 25 Apr 2015

At the end of last year, Australia’s trans-Tasman rivals got one over them by winning the Four Nations tournament.

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.

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