Australia 6-0 England

Saturday 2nd December 2017
KO: 19:00 - Round: Final

6-0 FT

HT: 6 0

Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

  • Australia

  • Tries
    Boyd Cordner, Boyd Cordner,

  • Goals
    Cameron Smith, Cameron Smith,

  • Drop Goals

  • England

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Official Report / Commentary

England fell agonisingly short in their attempt to end a generation's wait for glory as Australia ground out a tense 6-0 victory in the World Cup final.

The Kangaroos were forced to defend for their lives in an epic battle of Brisbane before securing their 11th title out of a possible 15, winning the World Cup on home soil for the first time since 1977 in front of a crowd of 40,033 at the Suncorp Stadium.

It rounded off a second year unbeaten under coach Mal Meninga but it might have been very different but for an ankle tap on Kallum Watkins when he looked all set to score an equalising try 16 minutes from the end.

The only try was the result of Australia's ability to mount pressure through back-to-back penalties and a goal-line drop-out, with Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Michael Morgan combining sweetly to get second rower Boyd Cordner charging through a gap in the England defence on 14 minutes.

  • 16: GOAL! scored for Australia by Cameron Smith
  • 15: TRY! scored for Australia by Boyd Cordner
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Australia 1
    England 0

    Goals:

    Australia 1
    England 0

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Dane Gagai 0 0 7 2 0 7 0 25 206 8.24 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Valentine Holmes 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 18 197 10.94 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Dugan 0 0 14 3 5 4 0 19 153 8.05 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Boyd Cordner 1 0 38 8 0 2 0 16 115 7.19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh McGuire 0 0 36 10 3 2 0 13 114 8.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Billy Slater 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 17 108 6.35 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Woods 0 0 23 7 1 0 0 11 100 9.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Reagan Campbell-Gillard 0 0 27 5 0 0 0 10 96 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Chambers 0 0 21 2 6 0 1 14 94 6.71 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Klemmer 0 0 24 2 1 0 0 9 86 9.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Morgan 0 1 19 1 1 1 1 10 84 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Matt Gillett 0 0 33 3 1 4 1 9 79 8.78 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan McLean 0 0 22 2 1 2 0 8 64 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyson Frizell 0 0 34 9 5 0 0 5 48 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Wade Graham 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith 0 0 47 6 0 2 2 9 42 4.67 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 2
    Cooper Cronk 0 0 22 2 0 2 10 7 41 5.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 5 0 0 7 0 20 192 9.60 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 26 7 1 5 0 19 166 8.74 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 21 153 7.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    John Bateman 0 0 11 3 1 1 0 16 113 7.06 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Burgess 0 0 22 4 3 3 0 13 111 8.54 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 32 6 0 1 0 11 110 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Burgess 0 0 29 2 3 1 1 12 96 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Graham 0 0 38 5 5 0 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 69 7.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 0 0 28 6 6 0 0 7 61 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Widdop 0 0 10 1 2 4 3 15 60 4.00 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Elliott Whitehead 0 0 55 11 2 1 1 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 19 4 2 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Heighington 0 0 18 3 1 2 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 0 56 7 1 0 0 7 50 7.14 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Gale 0 0 18 2 0 0 5 6 26 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kevin Brown 0 0 17 3 3 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties