Australia clinches Rugby League World Cup
A record breaking crowd of 74,468 at Old Trafford saw Australia cruise past defending champions New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Australia went ahead 2-0 but soon after New Zealand brought it back to 2-2 but that was short lived as Australia turned on the style and by half time Australia lead 16-2.
Start of the second half and New Zealand were caught sleeping and found themselves trailing 22-2.
Australia’s defence, which had not conceded a try since the opening day of the tournament, proved as sturdy as ever.
New Zealand looked like they were still very much recovering from the brutal semi final encounter against England which they won with the last kick of the game.
New Zealand number 12 and player of the year Sonny Bill Williams worked very hard throughout the game with little reward and his misery was compounded as his pass was picked out of the air by Hayne, who found Brett Morris to score his second of the game and seal the win for Australia 34 to New Zealand 2.
England, Wales and France made the prefect host and with all games being sold out, Rugby League world cup had reached across the globe including Middle East and Asia courtesy of PI magazine social media.