|RLWC THE FINAL|
|Sunday, 30th November
|THE FINAL OF RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP
New Zealand vs Australia FINAL LIVE STREAM@ http://goo.gl/nM9wLQ
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New Zealand are the defending Champions in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 and they will be looking to get another title under their belt having won the Rugby Union World Cup back in 2011. It is the fourtenth edition of this competition and BBC 1 has the right to broadcast every match live from the Rugby League World Cup throughout October November time.
The competition is scheduled to be played in all over United Kingdom, While the all the knockout matches will be played in three stadiums in England, with Wembley, Manchester and Wigan hosting quarterfinals and Semifinals matches while the final wil be played at Manchester Stadium.
Australia and New Zealand will meet in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford, Manchester at 1:30am AEDT on Sunday December 1.
HEAD TO HEAD: Played 125: Australia 93, New Zealand 29, Drawn 3.
LAST TIME: Australia 32 defeated New Zealand 12, April 19, 2013 in Canberra
MISSING IN ACTION: Stephen Kearney has pulled the plug on Frank Pritchard’s comeback after he failed to recover from a hamstring injury which ruled him out of last week’s semi-final against England.
Meanwhile, international winger of the year Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (ankle) and Manu Vatuvei (groin) were in doubt but have been named in a 19-man squad after returning to regular training during the week.
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Australia coach Tim Sheens has named Billy Slater, who suffered a knee injury, after he also returned to full training for the first time on Wednesday following a fortnight of rehab.
FORM: Australia will head into the Rugby League World Cup final as hot favourites thanks to a series of exceptional results in the build-up. Since beating tournament hosts England 28-20 in their opening game, the nine-time world champions have conceded a mere two points.
The Kangaroos also lead the way in tries scored (43), tackle busts (205), metres gained (8088) and line breaks (48), while they have missed the least amount of tackles (41) by any of the 14 nations.
The scary part is Australia have seemingly found another gear during each outing.
After beating Fiji 34-2 in the group stage, the Kangaroos romped past the same opposition 64-0 in the semi-finals, continuing a trend that has seen them increase their winning margin in each of the five matches they have played.
New Zealand’s campaign has followed a similar trend. Samoa caused a brief scare early on, but since then it has been relatively smooth sailing for the Kiwis.
That was until a Sam Burgess-inspired England came to within seconds of sending the defending champions home with a certificate of participation at Wembley Stadium last week.
On paper, New Zealand are the perfect match for Australia, but, as is often the case, the Kiwis suffer from an inability to produce a high level of performance for long periods.
This was evident as Samoa piled on four tries in the space of 14 minutes and if France, Papua New Guinea and Scotland had similar firepower they would have done the same as Kearney’s men took their foot off the pedal at various stages.
Nevertheless, Shaun Johnson’s last-gasp try earned New Zealand a spot in their third consecutive Rugby League World Cup final and not many would argue they deserve to be there.
WE THINK: Playmakers, backs and forwards. Australia hold an undeniable advantage in two of those three categories, while New Zealand will claim they have the best group of big men in the world at the moment.
The problem is, England showed New Zealand up in the tight exchanges last week and Australia certainly have the ability to replicate that.
It is no surprise Paul Gallen is the 2013 Rugby League World Cup’s leading forward with 690 metres gained over 80 strong carries. He is also joined by mammoth props Andrew Fifita (633) and James Tamou (558) on the top-10 list of metre-makers.
So, then, where do we see New Zealand’s best chance of defying the odds?
The Kiwis cannot rely on Australia to make the same amount of mistakes as they did in 2008. This year’s ANZAC Test, and all of Australia’s matches since, showed that probably won’t happen.
A solid performance up front is key. Keep Australia on the back foot and you take the likes of Cameron Smith, Jonathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Greg Inglis and Billy Slater out of the equation.
If New Zealand fail to achieve that vital first step, as they did in April, and begin to rely on the likes of Isaac Luke and Shaun Johnson to pull a rabbit out of the hat, then they are as good as gone.
Because Australia haven’t been challenged so far in this tournament New Zealand need to knock their confidence early in the hope that it will keep them from finding their rhythm.
But, in reality, it’s hard not to think Australia will be too much to handle for the Kiwis.
Thurston has the instinctive ability to call plays on the run and with pressure mounting against him. On the opposite edge, Cronk has proven himself to be a match-winner with the boot while he can also read defences quite well.
Backed by a posse of superstars, we think Australia will avenge their heartbreaking loss in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup final by a healthy margin in this one.
New Zealand vs Australia FINAL LIVE STREAM@ http://goo.gl/nM9wLQ
New Zealand: Jesse Bromwich, Greg Eastwood, Kieran Foran, Alex Glenn, Bryson Goodwin, Shaun Johnson, Sam Kasiano, Kevin Locke, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering (c), Ben Matulino, Jason Nightingale, Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, Elijah Taylor, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Manu Vatuvei, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dean Whare, Sonny Bill Williams.
Australia: Cameron Smith (c), Greg Bird, Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Cooper Cronk, Andrew Fifita, Jarryd Hayne, Paul Gallen, Greg Inglis, Brett Morris, Nate Myles, Josh Papalii, Corey Parker, Matthew Scott, Billy Slater, James Tamou, Brent Tate, Sam Thaiday and Johnathan Thurston.
AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND – 2013 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP FINAL:
Australia v New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester
Saturday, November 30, 2.30pm local (0330 Sunday NZT)
Head to head: Australia 91, New Zealand, 29, drawn 3
Last meeting: Australia bt New Zealand 32-12, Canberra, April 2013
World Cup titles: Australia 9, New Zealand 1
Odds: Australia $1.29, New Zealand $3.60
Paths to final:
bt England 28-20 in Cardiff
bt Fiji 34-2 in St Helens
bt Ireland 50-0 in Limerick
bt USA 62-0 in Wrexham
bt Fiji 64-0 in London
bt Samoa 42-24 in Warrington
bt France 48-0 in Avignon
bt Papua New Guinea 56-10 in Leeds
bt Scotland 40-4 in Leeds
bt England 20-18 in London
Australia: Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis, Darius Boyd, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (capt), James Tamou, Sam Thaiday, Greg Bird, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Daly Cherry-Evans, Andrew Fifita, Brent Tate, Corey Parker.
NZ: Kevin Locke, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Dean Whare, Bryson Goodwin, Manu Vatuvei, Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Issac Luke, Jesse Bromwich, Simon Mannering (capt), Sonny Bill Williams, Elijah Taylor. Interchange: Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, Sam Kasiano, Ben Matulino, Alex Glenn.