Australia into Rugby League World Cup final after epic battle with New Zealand

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  • Semi-final: Australia 16-14 New Zealand
  • Josh Addo-Carr equals all-time tournament record of 12 tries

The greatest games between the greatest teams can often be defined by the narrowest of margins. And that proved the case here in the decisive moments of this trans-Tasman classic, as any New Zealand supporter will be at pains to tell you.

The headline is that the usual ending the game is accustomed to came to fruition here. Only once have Australia failed to reach the Rugby League World Cup Final and that was back at the inaugural competition in 1954. It was a record which looked seriously under threat at various stages of an unforgettable semi-final, though.

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Written by Aaron Bower at Elland Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/11/australia-new-zealand-rugby-league-world-cup-semi-final-match-report under the title “Australia into Rugby League World Cup final after epic battle with New Zealand”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.