Australia Are the Team to Beat at this Year’s Rugby League World Cup
Without a shadow of a doubt, Australia are by far and away the strongest rugby league side on the planet.
The 2013 Rugby League World Cup winners were rampant when winning the competition four years ago and the Kangaroos will be confident of more success in the not-so-distant future.
Statistically, Australia were a class above their rivals throughout the 2013 event. Nobody scored more points OR conceded fewer than the Kangaroos and a similar result could be on the cards this year.
With a few months to go, the likes of New Zealand and England will be coming up with a strategy to defeat the Aussies – although that is no easy feat.
The Melbourne Storm trio of Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and club captain Cameron Smith will be keen to add another international award to their long list of accolades.
As of August 9th, Melbourne are sitting pretty at the top of the NRL ladder and plenty of punters will want to back the Storm ahead of a grueling playoff schedule.
Australia fans will be hoping that Melbourne’s domestic commitments don’t have a negative impact on Mal Meninga’s men ahead of the Rugby League World Cup.
Hosting the event will add to the pressure on Australia’s shoulders and the Kangaroos, priced at around 1/2 to retain their crown with William Hill, will need their main man to be on top form in order to keep New Zealand and England at bay.
If anything, Australia are arguably stronger now than they were four years ago. Yes, a few of their top names are getting older but the Kangaroos are still a class above the rest of the rugby league world.
England and New Zealand are getting better but it looks like it is going to be Australia’s World Cup again…