New Zealand 2-34 Australia

Australia gained revenge on New Zealand for their 2008 final defeat with a superb display to win their 10th Rugby League World Cup.

The Kiwis had shocked the Kangaroos four years ago but Tim Sheens' side were in imperious form this time.

Billy Slater, whose participation had been in doubt with a knee injury, and Brett Morris scored two tries apiece.

Cooper Cronk also crossed while man of the match Johnathan Thurston kicked 14 points.

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