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RLWC Final: It's Over

Posted 30 Nov 2013 by Tom Palmer

You could look at it in two ways.

Way one is that I am disappointed that Australia have scored a third try. That New Zealand are dead and buried. The game is over as a spectacle. Therefore the tournament. It's all over.

Way two is that Australia have been superb. It is one-sided because Australia are so good. And not just attacking. The way they bundled that NZ player over the line, just as he was about to score just before half time. Five of them. It was amazing.

But Rugby League is a great game. You can't be sure that NZ are not going to score three tries in ten minutes. It could happen. The momentum can change.

But I doubt it.

I've probably learned enough about rugby league in the last six months to gather that.

It's kind of shame that the game is not close. Like last week's first semi-final. It'd be a better spectacle. But I imagine the Aussie players and fans do not want a spectacle. They want a win. They want the World Cup trophy. They want revenge for their defeat in the last final. To NZ.

And they're going to get it. All of it.

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