Nov 30, 2013 at 2.30pm UK
New Zealand
2-34
Australia
 
FT
Slater (20', 41'), Morris (52', 72'), Cronk (30')

Result: Australia win Rugby League World Cup

Australia have won the Rugby League World Cup for a 10th time by demolishing defending champions New Zealand 34-2 in a one-sided final at Old Trafford.

Australia have won the Rugby League World Cup for a 10th time by demolishing defending champions New Zealand 34-2 in a one-sided final.

Manu Vatuvei of New Zealand is tackled by Jarryd Hayne and Sam Thaiday of Australia during the Rugby League World Cup Final between Australia and New Zealand on November 30, 2013© Getty Images

The Kangaroos ran in five tries at Old Trafford. Bill Slater and Brett Morris scored two each, while Cooper Cronk also touched down.

All of Australia's tries were converted by Johnathan Thurston, who added two penalties, making him international rugby league's all-time most prolific points scorer.

Cameron Smith the captain of Australia lifts the winners trophy after his sides 34-2 victory during the Rugby League World Cup Final between Australia and New Zealand on November 30, 2013© Getty Images

As well as being clinical in attack, the champions were incredibly resolute in defence and Shaun Johnson's first-half penalty was the Kiwis' only score.

Australia have now not conceded a try in five whole matches since Josh Charnley crossed their line in the tournament's opening fixture.

Jarryd Hayne of Australia scores a try as Daniel Howard of USA looks on during the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and USA
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