Australia, the holders, outplayed New Zealand at Wigan today (Wednesday) to win 47 - 11 and establish themselves as firm favourites in the present Rugby League World Cup series.
SV & GTV Australia (in dark shorts) kick right to left - attack & score try Australia 3 NZ 0 (6 shots)
SV & LV New Zealand score from dropkick Aust. 8 NZ 2
SV & GV Australia from heel ball in NZ 25 & No. 1 scores drop goal. Aust. 10 NZ 2
SV Pan scorer
SV & GV NZ score drop goal from heel free kick inside Aust. 10 NZ 7
GV & SV Australia score from place kick Aust. 13 NZ 7(3 shots)
SV & GV New Zealand score from drop goal Aust. 15 NZ 9(2 shots)
GV Australia attack in 2nd half - No.3 scores try Aust. 18 NZ 9 (3 shots)
GV Australia attack again No. 7 scores try Aust. 35 NZ 11
GV & SV Australia attacking and No. 2 scores try (2 shots)
GV Players leaving field - final score Aust. 47 NZ 11
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Background: Australia, the holders, outplayed New Zealand at Wigan today (Wednesday) to win 47 - 11 and establish themselves as firm favourites in the present Rugby League World Cup series.
In a fast free-scoring game the Australians used their backs well to completely open up the New Zealander's defence in the second half of the game. They added 30 points to the half-time score of 17 points to New Zealand's 11.
Simms, the Australian kicker, found the posts with nine successful kicks out of 10 attempts.
Australia now goes on to play Britain at Leads on Saturday.
SYNOPSIS: Australia kicks off against New Zealand in a Rugby League World Cup International at Wigan in Britain on Wednesday. The Australians, the present World Cup holders, quickly put themselves three points in the lead.
A drop kick, and New Zealand score their first two points.
Australia heels back and go 10 points to 2 into the lead.
Then the New Zealanders get their chance -- making it 7 points to Australia's 10.
A free kick and Australia scores again.....
But New Zealand strikes back to make their score 9 against Australia's 15.
The second half, and Australia scores again. It's now 18 points to New Zealand's 9.
The Australian attack begins scoring freely -- this movement gave them their 35th point with New Zealand 11.
The New Zealanders couldn't stop this one either. The final score ran out at Australia 47 to New Zealand 11 in a fine, free scoring game of Rugby League. With the win, the Australians established themselves as firm favourites in the prevent World Cup series. Australia now plays Britain on Saturday (24 October).