Kiwis in a League of their own
The Kiwis took an exhilarating victory from the Kangaroos at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, winning the Rugby League Four Nations by four points in the game’s final minutes (with a spectacular final minute try and some generous passing). The teams were toe to toe during the match, but the Kiwis shocked the crowd with their pulsating finish to take the title with a 16-12 win. This comes after New Zealand’s chances were written off by media who claimed the Australians were dominating the tournament and international Rugby League was loosing its edge. Led in 21 by Benji Marshall and coached by Stephen Kearney, winning the 21 Rugby League Four Nations has helped cement the Kiwis position as current World Cup champions, now having won three major tournaments since 25. This year’s tournament was the second installment of the Four Nations competition, featuring teams from Papua New Guinea, England, Australia and New Zealand.