By John Davidson
Australia and New Zealand made history taking out the two big trophies at the World Cup Nines today. Australia beat New Zealand in the men’s final, while it was the Silver Ferns who proved too strong in the women’s final. Mitchel Moses was named player of the tournament after finishing with a hat-trick in the decider. Samoa and England did well to reach the semi-final stage, while there was gutsy showings from both Lebanon and the Cook Islands. Just under 16,000 people flocked to Parramatta to watch the games unfold on the Saturday.