• Australia are world champions once again following their convincing success over New Zealand
  • The teams line up for the national anthems ahead of the Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford
  • Billy Slater collected Johnathan Thurston's kick to score the first try of the game after both teams kicked penalty goals
  • Slater, who was a fitness doubt ahead of the final, was quickly mobbed by his team-mates at Old Trafford
  • Kiwis powerhouse Manu Vatuvei is well shackled by Australia's water-tight defence
  • Cooper Cronk scored Australia's second after gathering Darius Boyd's grubber kick near to New Zealand's try line
  • Again it was all smiles from the Kangaroos following Cronk's close-range effort
  • Slater added his second within a minute of half-time to give the Kangaroos a commanding lead
  • Sonny Bill Williams was expected to be the main man for New Zealand, but even he was unable to stem the tide
  • Brett Morris scored the first of his two tries in the 53rd minute after Jarryd Hayne kicked the ball forward
  • Morris' second ensured there would be no comeback from the Kiwis at Old Trafford
  • Winger Morris and centre Hayne celebrate after Tim Sheens' men score yet another four-pointer
  • A fabulous sunset in Manchester as a sell-out crowd enjoyed the Rugby League World Cup final
  • Sonny Bill Williams, Dean Whare and Kieran Foran cut dejected figures as Australia ran riot in the final
  • Cameron Smith lead the celebrations as Australia lifted the Rugby League World Cup trophy
  • Man of the match Thurston poses with the trophy alongside coach Sheens and skipper Smith

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Australia are world champions once again following their convincing success over New Zealand