TWITTER TALK: Fans react to the Rugby League World Cup final

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Australia narrowly beat England 6-0 to win the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and fans are bursting with pride on social media.

Mal Meninga named an unchanged side to the one that beat Fiji in the semi-finals last weekend.

Meanwhile, Wayne Bennett was forced to make changes due to injuries as he brought Chris Heighington and Jonny Lomax in for captain Sean O’Loughlin and Josh Hodgson.

The Kangaroos were 6-0 to the good at the break, with New South Wales skipper Boyd Cordner going over.

Neither side scored in the second half due to some strong defensive work and Australia managed to secure a 6-0 victory to win their second Rugby League World Cup in as many tournaments.


Australia: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Dane Gagai, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Josh Dugan, 5. Valentine Holmes, 6. Michael Morgan, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Aaron Woods, 9. Cameron Smith (C), 10. David Klemmer, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Matt Gillett, 13. Josh McGuire.

Interchange: 14. Wade Graham, 15. Jordan McLean, 16. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 17. Tyson Frizell.

England: 1. Gareth Widdop, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Kallum Watkins, 4. John Bateman, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Luke Gale, 8. Chris Hill, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 16. Ben Currie, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 11. Sam Burgess (C).

Interchange: 14. Alex Walmsley, 15. Tom Burgess, 17. Chris Heighington, 18. Jonny Lomax.

And here is how you reacted to the result on Twitter:

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