World champions Australia have cemented their status as the best nation in international Rugby League following their 34-2 victory over New Zealand in Saturday's World Cup final.
Neil Barraclough has a look at five things we learned this weekend, for the last time this calendar year.
Australia's win over New Zealand at Old Trafford means that Cameron Smith now has a World Cup medal to go with the raft of honours he's won during his career.
New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney hailed new world champions Australia after put his side to the sword with a ruthless 34-2 victory in the World Cup final at Old Trafford.
Australia regained their status as world champions as they delivered a masterclass of rugby league to beat New Zealand 34-2 in the World Cup final at Old Trafford.
New Zealand and Australia are set to face-off in the third consecutive World Cup final between the two sides.
NZ 2 - 34 Aus
30/11/2013 | 14:30 | World Cup 2013
Venue: Old Trafford