Womens 2021 RLWC

The Australian Jillaroos have won their third straight Women’s Rugby League World Cup by completely dominating New Zealand 54-4 in Saturday’s final in Manchester.

The Aussie women torched the Kiwi Ferns, outscoring them by ten tries to one. Australia already had one hand on the Cup at halftime, having built a 20-0 lead.

New South Wales South Coast player, and co-captain, Kezie Apps capped off a remarkable tournament with another inspirational performance, as did fellow co-captain Ali Brigginshaw.

Jillaroos try-scorers included Jessica Sergis (2), Isabelle Kelly (2), Kennedy Cherrington (2), Julia Robinson, Evania Pelite, Tarryn Aiken and Emma Tonegato. Lauen Brown converted five of the tries, while Brigginshaw added two more to complete the scoring.

Madison Bartlett crossed the try line for the New Zealanders’ only points of the game.

The win followed previous World Cup victories for the Australians in 2013 and 2017.

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