Four Nations: The Road to the Final
The Four Nations Final will take place this Monday morning AEDST between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis.
Both teams have taken very different roads to reach the Final. Let’s take a look!
The Kangaroos came up against Scotland in week one of the Four Nations, expecting to win handsomely, and they did just that.
An onslaught from Australia in the opening 20 minutes set up the 54-12 win, despite the Scots fighting hard throughout the 80 minutes.
The Kiwis took on England in Sam Burgess’ first game as England captain in a typically tight tussle between these two countries.
The Kiwis won 17-16 but it could only be discussed as a hard-earned win.
Australia and New Zealand would face off in week two of the Four Nations tournament with Australia doing just enough to hold off the Kiwis, 14-8 in Coventry.
Greg Inglis returned to the Australian team for this match and turned in a mighty effort, particularly his outstretched ankle-tap on Jordan Kahu which saved a definite try.
Australia faced England on home soil in the final round match of the Four Nations, defeating the ‘Wall of White’ 36 points to 18.
Inglis scored a great try, which he made look so easy, and his defence thwarted many-an-attacking opportunity for the Englishmen.
New Zealand would have expected an a big win against Scotland in the third week of the tournament, however the plucky Scots were the better team on the night, managing to secure an 18-all draw with the number one-ranked team in the world.
Scotland led for much of the game before the Kiwis wrested back the lead, than it was up to Danny Brough to convert a late try to level the scores for Scotland.
Who do you think will win the Final? Greg Inglis and the undefeated Kangaroos, or the number one-ranked team in the world, New Zealand?
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