Australia have claimed a third-straight Rugby League World Cup title, holding off a spirited Samoan side to seal a 3src-1src win in Manchester, but an incident involving Kangaroo forward Angus Crichton and Chanel Harris-Tavita has outraged Samoan fans.
The victory in front of 67, 5src2 fans at Old Trafford was Australia’s 12th world title and was inspired by the efforts of skipper James Tedesco.
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Tedesco grabbed a try in each half, ran for over 2srcsrc metres, and was named man of the match as six-try Australia brought Samoa’s fairytale run to the final to an abrupt end on Saturday (Sunday AEDT).
The Samoans began this tournament by conceding 6src against England, but saw off Tonga and the English in the knockout stages to become the first tier-two side into the final.
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