03/11/2017 - Highlights Rugby League World Cup


03/11/2017 - Highlights

Tanya Arnold presents further 2017 Rugby League World Cup highlights as the second-round of group games gets under way. Pre-tournament favourites Australia take on France.


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Plenty of French razzle-dazzle! My

word, they needed that. Lebanon gets

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its first ever win at the Rugby

League World Cup. So they are

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finally on the board.

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Fiji get 50.

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And England will claim the opening

try of this World Cup.

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The USA are over.

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The wolfhounds have made a statement

this afternoon. Here they come,

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there are about to crack 50.

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Johnson is going to score. Perfect.

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That changed the duck egg into four.

Josh Dougan makes absolutely certain

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of an Australian victory.

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The 2017 World Cup is under way,

and last weekend's opening games

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gave us a scintillating display

of international Rugby League.

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Week two kicked off early today

in Canberra, with co-hosts Australia

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looking to build on their opening

day victory over England.

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Their opponents France lost

their first game against Lebanon,

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who are already looking

like the tournament's surprise

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package, and needed a big

performance against the reigning

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World Champions.

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Your commentators are Gary Belcher

with Mark Braybrook.

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Two teams making their way out onto

the camera playing surface in

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outstanding order. A reasonable

crowd here tonight, over 12,000,

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plenty of French supporters as well.

It is a tough one for the Aussie

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side tonight, four debutants in that

side. Trbojevic comes off the bench,

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as does Mansoor and Munster.

The

French side have made a few changes

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as well, and beaten last week by

Lebanon, but this is the biggest

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test in Rugby, to beat Australia in

Australia.

They did have success

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back in 2008, France had a win over

Scotland, 36-18.

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The countdown is on, and we are

about to get under way.

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WHISTLE

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Australia's first use of the

football, defending the southern end

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of Canberra's Stadium, and the first

hit of the night. Important they

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start well here, France, and try to

get themselves into the game.

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Campbell Gillard's tackle, three in

the tackle therefore France as they

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try to slow it down, and they are

allowed to, as well. S the tackle

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again from France, Garcia one of

those defenders. Smith looking for a

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40-20, there is no one back there,

it is not going to get across the

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touchline, but France are penned

inside their 20. Good kick, good

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chase, and Bergal forced back, good

kangaroos defence.

Getting out of

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their territory, they are noticeably

smaller team, last week they tried

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to move the ball around early and

I'm not sure if they will do that

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again.

Ducked his head, scraping on

the knee there. He played for France

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in 1995 in the World Cup. Not a bad

record to have, follow your father

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into the World Cup and represent

your country. And Jason Baitieri,

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son of Taz as well. Many people will

know him from his development of the

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game. Now, Billy Slater, they will

want to give him room. Good tackle

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their front to back too. Isn't it

good to see Josh Mansour backplane

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for the kangaroos after his injury.

Hard work getting those tough metres

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from his line, but they are not so

tough after three tackles, the

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Aussies into French territory.

Morgan. Ten metres into France

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territory, Smith, McGuire, last

tackle here for the kangaroos, they

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are 30 metres away. Morgan with the

kick high, it is to the wing of

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Yaha, and it has been kicked ahead

by Chambers and into touch.

He is

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good under the high kicks, good to

see Morgan playing on the right side

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tonight, and well done to tantra

bother

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ditch -- Tom Trbojevic. They are off

to Perth tomorrow, play in the next

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week.

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One thing we did know last week,

they didn't like to throw it around,

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they like to be expansive.

They knew

it was the last tackle, and you are

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right, they do need to get the kick

away, the first couple of sets were

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fantastic for France.

A good

line-out to the left here. And clean

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under pressure, Munster quit in

defence. 40 metres away, though. Now

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Smith. Thought about passing to

Graham, but took the tackle.

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Maclean had the arm free, but there

was no one to pass two. An injured

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Frenchman on the ground as well,

that doesn't help on the defensive

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line. And it is Trbojevic who picks

it up, did he get it down?

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REFEREE:

It is tackle four. I have a

try. Can you check for possible

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obstruction back there, please?

We're looking at possible

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obstruction, centrefield. Pause now

and just go through nice and slow

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from here. It is the effect on the

France 11, so he is in possession,

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goes behind, and in close proximity.

Kicks the ball and takes an

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advantage. Yes, we've got no try on

this.

I think that is fair enough,

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but what about the pick-up from Tom

Trbojevic? It would have been a nice

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first test try, but not to be. Fair

call, the no try. Maclean is

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straight through, and where is the

support? They can't link with him,

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needs a quick play of the ball.

Comes back to the left to McGuire.

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Inside the 20 now. Going across the

play-the-ball. Billy Slater away

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from one, can't get away from Fages.

Terrific on this occasion from the

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Frenchman. Morgan-Smith, short ball

Maclean, they are there again in

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numbers.

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Only five metres away here, the

Kangaroos. Smith in front of

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Munster, Slater slightly behind him,

and France, have they knocked it on?

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I think they did. Bergal with the

error, they did very well to defend

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that set.

They did very well, and

that is a tough one, wasn't it?

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Bouncing around, skewing on the

ground, Bergal just couldn't clear

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it up.

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So, Morgan with the dummy to Slater.

Baitieri with the tackle, and up

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quickly, to restrict tackle from the

centre, Arnaud.

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They will do well to hold on here,

France.

I don't think Cameron Smith

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wants to take the two. Do you see

that mark under the right eye of

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Cameron? Takes the tap, and now

Graham, Arnaud with the tackle

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again. Just shy of the goal-line.

McGuire, slipping and falling, and

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luckily there wasn't a clash of

heads. Now Campbell Gillard is only

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a metre away from the line. They are

must link, holding on. Smith,

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Munster, Graham, straight over one,

straight over another, and they

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can't stop Wade Graham from that

close, and he gets his first try for

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Australia, and they lead 4-0 with a

kick to come. The weight of

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possession finally tilts.

Very

brave, the French defending, but it

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was the third set in a row and they

wore them down. He ran a very good

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line, Wade Graham. You see the short

ball, spins in one tackle, gets out

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of another, good work. The kick to

come, Australia lead 4-0.

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This to make it a 6-point lead for

the Kangaroos. He doesn't miss many,

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but he missed that one. 4-0,

Australia over France.

Lets just

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have a look here. There will be some

tough questions and answers to come

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up with, we see Wade Graham scoring

a try. It is a whole new starting

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forward pack apart from the hooker,

Cameron Smith. Josh McGuire playing

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lock, and it was a nice show of

patience from the Australian side.

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They had plenty of ball, but their

patience and maturity showed.

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Maclean was instrumental in some big

hits for the two front rower s the

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letter that try.

Yes, Maclean and

Campbell Gillard just enormous.

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Strong run again, danger here for

France. Smith out of the half, and

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up quickly was Jullien, now McGuire.

They don't want to concede

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back-to-back, there is a Frenchman

in all sorts of trouble, it is

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Boudebza, I think it is his

shoulder. Now into the gap, they

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make the last tackle, Smith, Slater,

back in and Will Graham get the

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double? He is over and gets it down.

Wade Graham the double inside two

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minutes, and Australia now lead by

eight.

If you told me an Australian

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player was going to score the first

two tries, I wouldn't have picked

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Wade Graham to do it, but he is

backing up from the middle. They

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just kept coming at them with a

couple of short balls, strong work,

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and the next play just goes down the

short side again without much room

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to move, Smith, Slater, back to

Graham and down it goes.

8-0 with a

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kick to come, the Aussies in front.

Cameron Smith with a chance to make

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it a ten point lead.

The French side

hasn't had the football since their

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fourth set, they didn't kick it,

they got halfway and got tackled

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with the ball, and they haven't had

the ball for the last six minutes

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since then.

It seems longer than

that. Just seems that way, difficult

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to score. It will have an impact on

the back end of the game, and Smith

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this time correct the radar, and

Australia lead 10-0.

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They come extremely flat and they

come fast.

We are at the halfway

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mark of the first half. Big French

forwards, they have done a lot of

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defending around the middle. They

have been on the back foot. They

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will look for a replacement or a

breather, at least.

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Garcia, the defensive line. 30 meter

line he will play it on. 10-0 to the

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Kangaroos. Stepping nicely, Jullien.

Good defence on the inside from

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Munster and McGuire.

The Here's a

break off-load.

. Kicks to the

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fullback. The bounce is important.

He just doesn't get it. Mansour has

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come up with it for Australia. Best

play of the night for frarngs they

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didn't get the bounce.

A pass might

have been better. If it bounced up.

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Kheirallah looked like he was home

and hosed.

Is that a play of the

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ball or is that... Didn't think he

had momentum, didn't hear the

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referee call either. Anyway. Mclean

places it. Munster. Now Graham.

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Off-load. To Dugan. He was

absolutely smashed, too. That was by

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Marginet, as he passed it.

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I think he might have fallen head

He's up slow first.

Ly. Shoulder,

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fell awkwardly. The playing surface

is outstanding. It's a bit firm

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under foot. Maguire, last tackle.

Smith. Kicking for Slater. Well

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done, beats Slater. Will return it.

He's going all the way. Mark

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Kheirallah is going to score the try

of a lifetime. He's going to run 90

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meters against the Kangaroos in

Australia, and score a French try.

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What a play from the Frenchmen,

10-4, a kick to come. That will go

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in the scrap book.

That's a massive

highlight for the French team for

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Mark Kheirallah himself. He picked

up the kick through. The man he's

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beaten. The fullback, the Aussie

fullback chasing through. Billy

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can't get two hands to him. Away he

goes. The only person in front of

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him was the referee for a moment.

Mark Kheirallah striding out, just

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Dugan chasing. But he's going to get

there. Every French fan in the

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stadium has got excited, pumped.

Australia 10, France 4, with a kick

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to come.

What a try, what a moment.

A young man of Egyptian parents. He

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has scored a try that players dream

about at any level, let alone in the

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World Cup against Australia.

He's a

French hero for, for the moment

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anyway. Wonderful play.

10-6. The

Frenchmen are back to within four.

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Very pleasing that you guys gave

Mark Kheirallah a huge wrap. I

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thought he was France's best players

last week. Tried so hard.

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They are in this contest. It will be

the highlight of his career. With

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Lebanon beating France next week

they need to beat Australia or

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England to progress forward. Are we

thinking there is a great scalp

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tonight?

I'm not thinking that way,

no. They haven't had a tackle in

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Australia's 20 in the opposition 20

yet, yet they are so close. Can they

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get in there? On the joud side,

Garcia in front of the French

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Quarter. Here at Canberra Stadium.

Baiteri. Jullien. They are five

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meters away here France. Can they

score and perhaps take the lead?

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Can't get away from Munster. Smith

is there as well. For the first

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time, the Australian defence are

really under the pump. Long ball

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back to Marginet kchl they get a

repeat set? No, Billy Slater is back

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there. Billy Slater tidies up,

again.

It wasn't an easy one either.

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A rolling ball, bouncing low.

Difficult, Billy. For Billy. He

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cleaned it up. Now some work to do

for Australia. Trying to get them on

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the front foot.

25 out from their

own line. Woods is on the field.

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There's a long way to go. They

didn't expect - I'm sure they wanted

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to play as well as they could.

There's the kick coming here from

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Morgan. Straight down the throat of

the try scorer.

But they can't sit

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down at the moment, the Frenchmen on

the bench. They are starting to

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believe am look at them. They are

all up. The officials are up.

40

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meter line. Up to the 30. Woods the

tackler. McGuire, Smith and Graham

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are there as well.

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Marginet. Pulled back on the inside

to Marginet. Waiting for him,

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weren't they. The last tackle, they

come the short side.

Just kicked

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into touch. I wanted to see a bomb.

I wanted to see something there,

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another attempt to score, but

perhaps they do need to take a bit

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of a breather. It's been frantic the

pace in the last seven or eight

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minutes.

That's the danger for them,

isn't it. 11 minutes to go until

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half time. Fact they've worked so

hard. As we've seen in a number of

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games so far in this Rugby League

World Cup tries come in spurts and

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the back end of halves where tired

players are on the field.

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Mansour. Let us see if the Aussie

can get the other end quickly, or

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easily. The head rocked bavenlth

that was Tom Trbojevic. The head

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rocked back. Is

One of their goals,

I believe, would have been to slow

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down the Australian play of the

ball. A lot of big men out there for

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Australia, getting them on the front

foot. They need to do that. The risk

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always is that those penalties,

those piggybacks.

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Frizell, Woods. Charging, trying to

run over the top of Jullien, who

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made the tackle. Got some help.

Smith, Maguire. Morgan. Now there's

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a tackle. Smith, Woods, the ball was

flat at best, I think. 10 meters

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away, Smith. Out the back, Munster.

He's going to get a hat-trick in the

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first half. Wade Graham is over.

That was a little bit too easy. Can

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you believe it, wade Graham, a

hat-trick in the first half of his

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first match starting for Australia.

They shift the ball to the left.

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They marched upfield relatively

easily this time. Munster just gives

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him the short ball, over he goes.

Three!

Now, that was a little bit

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too easy. In reality. France have

done so well. Their danger period is

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when we get inside that final 10

minutes. That kick into tuck sent

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maybe the wrong message. The

Australians thinking OK. Cameron

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Smith adds the extra two. 16-6. The

lead is back to 10.

They scored a

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hat-trick here in Round 2. If you'd

known that, you might have been on

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him!

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France have got to get themselves

sorted here so they don't concede

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again before half time. Scrum

defence. They are certainly hitting

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hard. Off the line. Baiteri. Good

tackle. There's Marginet, Thibaut

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Margalet, 14.

He did some damage in

the finals playing on that right

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edge.

Here they come. Duggan, down

the touchline. Looking for support.

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The dummy. Now he puts the foot

down. Josh Dugan for the corner.

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That is a sensational Kangaroos try,

from one end to the other. What a

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try to Josh Dugan.

It is now 20-6.

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Cameron Smith.

That's what he has in

front of him. It's not a bad strike,

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but just stays out to the left. The

lead for the Kangaroos is 14.

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Wonderful football for Australia,

short passing, linking passing.

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Dugan, who is in space, throws the

dummy. Entertaining first half of

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Rugby League Australia lead France

20-6.

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The referee Robert Hicks signals

time on. Second-half is underway.

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Terrific first half by France,

despite the fact they are done. They

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really pushed the Aussies. Can they

continue that in this second-half?

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Yaha.

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This is Thibaut Margalet.

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One of the defenders. Herold. A kick

here, straight down the throat of

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Billy Slater. Danger for France, but

it's a reasonable chase from them.

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They are in numbers in a straight

lime.

Difficult to kick a 40, 20. He

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read it well. They won't be

displeased with that after half time

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France. Now the job again, slow down

this Australian attack.

Mansour

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almost breaking through the other

side. The Frenchmen in trouble in

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the back play, in real trouble too

in the penalty. I'm not sure who it

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is. The centre. Dislocated elbow

perhaps or an elbow injury. An arm

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injury, at the very least.

You can

see him in the background there

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while Mansour is being tackled. It

happened in the earlier play.

Fell

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awkwardly.

Reeled out of that.

Into

a sling, it looks like. He's staying

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on - seriously? ! He's staying on,

Gary.

Well, they breed them tough,

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don't they?

Wow!

I thought for sure

he was heading off. Just trying to

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ease the pain.

Exactly. I thought

the doctor was giving him some of

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that and putting his arm in a

splint. Playing on and he's still

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there.

Wow.

It shows you what it

means to these Frenchmen to stay out

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there and play against the

Kangaroos. They are 10 meters away

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here, Australia. Maguire, Woods.

Stay out there, four meters away.

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He's got one arm by his side. Slater

he can't make a tackle, surely.

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Munster runs past. They score a try.

They ran it to Olivier Arnaud he

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couldn't make the tackle. He tried.

He was gallant. He couldn't stop

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Cameron Munster on debut from

scoring the try.

He's such a talent.

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That last game. With space, throws

the dummy. He's awkward and hard to

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tackle and he's very quick as well.

0:27:550:28:01

10 out of 10 for courage for staying

out there, but sadly it's the tackle

0:28:040:28:11

that led to the try Askam Ron Smith

has little trouble in converting

0:28:110:28:14

that. Terrific kick from the

touchline. 26-6, the Kangaroos over

0:28:140:28:21

France.s

He tried to set up, Slater

goes into the half acquisition there

0:28:210:28:32

and pushes Cameron Munster wide.

0:28:320:28:34

Quickly, Maguire, putting on a solid

shot on Thibaut Margalet. The

0:28:390:28:44

penalty. Woods went on with it.

He

did well, Marginet. He got smashed

0:28:440:28:53

by Woods. It wasn't the wisest pass.

Maguire is the man with the first

0:28:530:29:00

impact.

They haven't taken a

backward step all night, France. Can

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they get rewarded with some more

points here? They haven't had much

0:29:070:29:12

footie down this end of the field.

They've lost the ball, France.

0:29:120:29:18

Slater has come up with it. Mistake

on the first tackle.

0:29:180:29:23

Chambers to Smith.

0:29:350:29:38

Back to Smith. The tackle, 30 out

from the line. Strong defence again

0:29:420:29:56

from France, they are there in

numbers. Jullien, one of the

0:29:560:30:00

defenders. Straight and hard, they

couldn't stop him, Tyson Frizell was

0:30:000:30:11

like a runaway train, straight over

the top. 30-6 with a kick to come.

0:30:110:30:18

He knows no other way, Tyson

Frizell. Just look at him steam this

0:30:180:30:23

pass on the left, just drops back on

the Munster and away goes through

0:30:230:30:27

the line, beats the last line of

defence and slams it down. Callum

0:30:270:30:34

Smith three from five tonight. The

lead is now 32 points to six.

We see

0:30:340:30:46

some tough hard running from Tyson

Frizell al. That has been the mode

0:30:460:30:53

from the Australian team tonight.

All six tries for the Australians

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has been on the left-hand side.

Cameron Munster and Josh Dougan all

0:30:580:31:05

on the left-hand side for the

Aussies.

They are up again, France,

0:31:050:31:16

in the face of the Aussies. Jason

Baitieri back on, and Morgan, then

0:31:160:31:35

David Klemmer again. Smith, Morgan,

and Morgan puts the foot down,

0:31:350:31:42

Slater is on his inside, and Billy

Slater gets the seventh Australian

0:31:420:31:47

try on the back of Morgan Smith and

then Slater. Strap yourselves in,

0:31:470:31:56

the Aussies are going on a rampage,

three quick tries, just have a look

0:31:560:32:00

at this beautiful dummy by Morgan,

and he looks inside, who is there?

0:32:000:32:07

Edges Billy Slater always back up

the middle, whose first of the night

0:32:070:32:11

but I reckon not his last. 36-6, all

the hard work of the moment from

0:32:110:32:17

France starting to drift away.

So,

Callum Smith adds an extra two,

0:32:170:32:24

first try scored on the right-hand

side for the Aussies tonight, 38-6.

0:32:240:32:30

Morgan gets his pace on the outside,

and Billy Slater, he has been the

0:32:300:32:35

full-back that has changed how all

full-backs have played the game.

0:32:350:32:43

Munster, Slater, Dugan. Defending in

that right centre position in the

0:32:430:32:55

absence of. Smith. A chance for

Trbojevic, great cover from France.

0:32:550:33:07

It looks like the Kangaroos were

going in, Morgan kicking, and here

0:33:070:33:10

comes Slater. And he dropped it. Or

did it hit the crossbar? I think the

0:33:100:33:19

crossbar distracted him, and Billy

has dropped a gift.

That all the

0:33:190:33:23

French player that jumped in front

of the football, but it was a

0:33:230:33:26

certain try. They were side to side,

he has got it in his hands. I have

0:33:260:33:34

never seen him drop one of those.

And Morgan absolutely smashed by

0:33:340:33:41

Jason Baitieri. Smith charged down,

not played, says the referee. Now

0:33:410:33:49

looking for a 40-20, Billy Slater,

and he gets it as well,

0:33:490:33:53

unbelievable. Billy Slater with a

40-20, Cameron Smith has been trying

0:33:530:33:59

all night, and Billy Slater comes up

with his first. And now the

0:33:590:34:05

Kangaroos are on the attack. Billy

Slater with a 40-20, they get the

0:34:050:34:10

ball back because he found that

inside the opposition 20 from inside

0:34:100:34:14

his own 40. Smith, Munster, in the

space, he gets himself four. Wade

0:34:140:34:24

Graham has got four tries in a Test

match. Three in the first half, and

0:34:240:34:29

now he's cut four on the back of a

Billy Slater 40-20.

He just has to

0:34:290:34:34

turn up and called for the ball, and

away he goes, again Wade Graham,

0:34:340:34:39

here is the 40-20 from Wade Slater,

not sure he realised it was kicked

0:34:390:34:46

from inside his own 40. And Graham

plunges over, number four, can you

0:34:460:34:51

believe it?

Wade Graham has got

tried on the four to equal the World

0:34:510:35:00

Cup record, Callum Smith adds

another goal to make it 44-6.

This

0:35:000:35:04

is one way. He becomes the leading

try scorer for this year's World

0:35:040:35:11

Cup, Michael Jennings and David Mead

both scoring three last week. There

0:35:110:35:15

is your leading try scorer in the

2017 World Cup.

0:35:150:35:19

Keep from Fages, and Tom Trbojevic

is back there, it is on the

0:35:240:35:27

goal-line, terrific kick, and a good

chase from France, but Tom Trbojevic

0:35:270:35:31

does well also.

0:35:310:35:35

Klemmer with the strong run,

Baitieri was there to make the

0:35:550:36:01

tackle also. Leads the way for

France. Under pressure, Munster, the

0:36:010:36:08

off-load to Graham. Down towards the

30, last tackle. Dugan kicking, he

0:36:080:36:22

slips, and the ball will bounce

beautifully for Cameron Munster to

0:36:220:36:25

get himself a double. The Aussies

are within two of a half-century.

0:36:250:36:31

Josh Dugan down the touchline, and

Cameron Munster gets two on debut.

I

0:36:310:36:36

think the Frenchman thought they had

done enough in this set to repel the

0:36:360:36:40

Aussies, but they've picked a nice

short side play, wrong-foot the

0:36:400:36:44

full-back, and Munster two for the

night, he has had a very good game.

0:36:440:36:53

So, Cameron Munster on debut with

two tries, another chance to other

0:36:530:36:57

goal. It wasn't his best kick, and

he wasn't happy with it, either.

0:36:570:37:05

Still, it is 48-6.

A couple of new

Australian players getting on the

0:37:050:37:14

scoreboard tonight. It was certainly

an art in class from Australia. They

0:37:140:37:18

have made some mistakes, but it

looks like players are getting some

0:37:180:37:22

match fitness, certainly getting

some timing, and great score on at

0:37:220:37:26

the moment.

Almost lost it, Klemmer.

He has played an international, Josh

0:37:260:37:36

McGuire, you see him filling here at

dummy half, he has played at dummy

0:37:360:37:39

half.

0:37:390:37:41

Links with Dugan does Munster, Brian

was there as well, and they go back

0:37:480:37:52

towards Wade Graham, here is a

chance, passes unselfishly back on

0:37:520:37:57

the inside to Mansoor, only ten

metres away from the line. Munster,

0:37:570:38:07

Maguire, Klemmer, and this is the

last, Maguire, Maclean, the long

0:38:070:38:16

ball, homes for the corner, and

scores. Yaha can't make the tackle,

0:38:160:38:22

and Valentine Holmes fresh on the

field gets himself a try. Valentine

0:38:220:38:28

Holmes wasn't expected to play

tonight gets a try, and the Aussies

0:38:280:38:34

hit 50, 52 looks embarrassing but it

has been a courageous performance

0:38:340:38:37

from France up against an Australian

side who have played well, ten

0:38:370:38:40

tries. 60% almost possession for the

Kangaroos. And Munster a much better

0:38:400:38:52

strike, but across the face. And so

it remains 52 - six.

It is a good

0:38:520:39:01

long ball and hit Valentine Holmes

on the chest. He does the rest, to

0:39:010:39:07

get them past the 50 mark.

Inside the final minute. Reagan

0:39:070:39:16

Campbell-Gillard from a mile back,

runs at who makes the tackle.

0:39:160:39:33

Jullien is also there. Ten short of

halfway. Can they hang on here,

0:39:330:39:42

France? Maguire trying to slow it

down, and of the line. We can see

0:39:420:39:57

Wade Graham score five tries in a

World Cup match. Last tackle,

0:39:570:40:02

Maguire looked for that, and

couldn't find it. Follows his

0:40:020:40:07

kicker. And now forces the mistake.

I don't think I've ever seen Josh

0:40:070:40:12

McGuire kick a footy in the game,

but they weren't rushed to the

0:40:120:40:16

scrum. Australia wins its second

match in the Rugby League World Cup,

0:40:160:40:20

ten tries to one, full-time,

Australia 52 has defeated France's

0:40:200:40:26

six. It was 20-6 at half-time. And

Wade Graham picks up the match ball,

0:40:260:40:37

and why wouldn't he? Four tries in a

Test match.

0:40:370:40:41

You are the leading try scorer now

in this cup vision, what is going

0:40:440:40:48

on?

I don't know, I wish I could

explain it. I'm stoked we have a

0:40:480:40:52

team win and could get across the

try line, that is a bonus.

Another

0:40:520:40:55

player who will run tonight, you

scored a try against Australia. Can

0:40:550:41:00

you tell the emotions?

I didn't

really think too much, head down and

0:41:000:41:05

aim for that post, I had Josh behind

me.

And was that one of the hardest

0:41:050:41:10

games of football you have ever been

a part of?

I don't figure I have

0:41:100:41:14

ever been in a match like it, they

are world-class and it showed today.

0:41:140:41:18

I thought we were with them in the

first half but they came through at

0:41:180:41:21

the end.

And what is the difference,

you are physical and willing, but

0:41:210:41:25

did they just keep that performance?

Just seduced, and they kept us in

0:41:250:41:30

our own half of the entire first

half, so the pressure just get

0:41:300:41:34

building and we cracked in the end.

He is the Australian captain, but

0:41:340:41:39

some of that performance?

The first

half was a little bit patchy from us

0:41:390:41:42

although we played some pretty good

footy, had some soft errors, only a

0:41:420:41:47

couple, but I thought the second

half we really knuckled down to

0:41:470:41:51

business and play direct footy which

we did all week and finished the

0:41:510:41:54

game nicely.

You don't like the

limelight too much but 36

0:41:540:42:02

consecutive games for Australia, how

do you feel?

Yes, going past such a

0:42:020:42:06

legend, he is a morsel of our game.

It is pretty special to me and my

0:42:060:42:14

family, something that I really take

a lot of pride in, representing our

0:42:140:42:17

country, I love playing in the green

and gold jersey, so nice to get 36

0:42:170:42:20

in a row.

The boys today was very

fantastic, and they have played like

0:42:200:42:30

a team, real team. And we were

strong in the middle, it was a tough

0:42:300:42:37

game for us. We never thought that

it was lost, you know? And they give

0:42:370:42:46

us a lot of pleasure. So that's a

good thing for next weekend.

I

0:42:460:42:52

thought they were fantastic tonight,

the French. You know, they played

0:42:520:42:56

pretty well last week as well, so

they gave us a bit of a battle, and

0:42:560:43:00

you can talk about our stats, we

achieved what we wanted to achieve

0:43:000:43:04

tonight, so pretty good effort by

both sides, I thought.

0:43:040:43:08

So this is how Group A is looking

going into the morning's game

0:43:090:43:12

between England and Lebanon.

0:43:120:43:14

Australia lead the Group on four

points and France must beat England

0:43:140:43:16

next week to give them any hope

of progressing through

0:43:160:43:19

to the quarter-finals.

0:43:190:43:20

We will be live on Saturday

morning with England

0:43:200:43:23

against Lebanon from Sydney.

0:43:230:43:24

Join Mark Chapman with

Jonathan Davies, Kevin Sinfield

0:43:240:43:25

and Robbie Hunter-Paul from 8.30am

on BBC Two.

0:43:250:43:33

We'll be back at lunchtime on BBC

One with extended highlights of that

0:43:330:43:36

game as well as Scotland's clash

with New Zealand and

0:43:360:43:39

Samoa versus Tonga.

On Sunday, the hits just

0:43:390:43:41

keep on coming as we'll

have all the highlights

0:43:410:43:43

from Sunday's World Cup

action, including Ireland

0:43:430:43:44

against Papau New Guinea.

0:43:440:43:45

That's at 4.00pm on BBC Two.

0:43:450:43:48

And in between games,

0:43:480:43:49

you can keep across everything

happening at the Rugby League World

0:43:490:43:52

Cup on the BBC across TV, 5 Live,

the website and the BBC Sport App.

0:43:520:43:56

Well, that's it from Canberra.

0:43:570:43:59

Australia look as

dominant as ever as

0:43:590:44:00

they continue their quest

for back to back World Cups.

0:44:000:44:04

Tanya Arnold presents further 2017 Rugby League World Cup highlights as the second-round of group games gets under way. Pre-tournament favourites Australia take on France in Canberra.