Playmaker Johnathan Thurston expects Billy Slater to play in the Rugby League World Cup final after the Kangaroos fullback trained strongly again on Friday.
Michael Carayannis It was the day Johnathan Thurston lost his trademark laugh. Rewind to the week after the Cowboys were bundled out of the NRL finals for the second successive season on the back of controversial...
Megan Levy Rugby league star Johnathan Thurston has lashed out at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, claiming officers were "bashing down the front door" at 6am to give him a drug test.
Australian World Cup winners Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston are among six stars shortlisted for the Golden Boot award.
Australian World Cup winners Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston are among six rugby league stars shortlisted for the Golden Boot award.
Steve Mascord Your correspondent has a tough decision to make before Christmas - how to vote in the Golden Boot poll.
Set of Six
Steve Mascord In the last three rugby league games at Old Trafford, players who have been knocked senseless and played on have been venerated for their subsequent performances.
Brad Walter Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Brent Tate and Corey Parker have won grand finals, State of Origins and Four Nations tournaments but unless the Kangaroos beat New...
Liam FitzGibbon Billy Slater has been included in Australia's 19-man squad to face New Zealand after clearing the first hurdle in his quest to be fit for Saturday's Rugby League World Cup final.
Liam FitzGibbon Australian captain Cameron Smith believes a golden generation of Kangaroos is ready to bury its big-game demons against New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup final.
The lowdown: World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand.
Kangaroos playmaker Johnathan Thurston has urged World Cup officials to ensure safety precautions are taken in Saturday’s final at Old Trafford to avoid a repeat of the incident that ended Luke...
Brad Walter The Kangaroos laid the platform for an astonishing victory with the first set of six of the match.
Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.
Matt Bungard Join LeagueHQ for full, live coverage of the Rugby League World Cup Final from Old Trafford in Manchester.
Scores out of 10
Who were the best performed Kangaroos in the final?
Ian Mccullough Coach Stephen Kearney admitted New Zealand were outclassed by a magnificent Australian team as the Kangaroos regained the Rugby League World Cup for the first time since 2000 at Old Trafford on...
Brad Walter Australia hammers New Zealand to win rugby world cup in style.
Duncan Johnston Sonny Bill Williams isn't the best rugby league player in the world and the New Zealand Warriors should have done more to chase the services of master coach Tim Sheens.
Brad Walter The Kangaroos delivered a rugby league master class to claim a 10th World Cup title with a 34-2 demolition of New Zealand in Saturday's final at Old Trafford.