Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Underdog Kiwis whipped champion Aussie Kangaroos in Rugby League World Cup...
Underdog Kiwis whipped the Kangaroos in Rugby League World Cup final...
New Zealand are undoubted kings of rugby union, despite world cup setbacks, but as the underdogs our Kiwis whipped the Aussie Kangaroos 34-20 for the first time ever in this year's Rugby League World Cup finals in front of a crowd of 50,000 at Suncorp Stadium at Brisbane, Australia during the weekend. They had been soundly thrashed in the preliminary round a month ago. NZ had also lost its previous 13 games against Australia; so the turnaround in fortunes was huge.
For those familiar with any sporting code, if you put the opposition under real pressure they are liable to make mistakes at crucial times in a match; that is actually what happened on Saturday night.
It was the New Zealand 'Kiwis' first Rugby League World Cup finals success in 54 years, despite twice being runners up, and their first win against Australia since the Tri Nations win in 2005 in England.
It will be something they can cherish and enjoy the bragging rights for the next five years. Oh yes! And how the poor Aussie fans are feeling their tragic loss?
The Cup final