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Rugby League World Cup Final 2008
25 October-22 November 2008
Fixtures | Tables

Sam Perrett

New Zealand establish an early lead through Sam Perrett as they battle England for a place in the Rugby League World Cup final

Ade Gardner

Ade Gardner has a try disallowed as England struggle to find their feet in Brisbane

New Zealand team celebrate

New Zealand are already celebrating as Lance Hohaia skips through a weary English defence to score a second try

Jamie Peacock (right)

Jamie Peacock crashes over the line for England as they fight their way back into the match before half-time

Bronson Harrison

Just as England look like gaining some momentum, Bronson Harrison breaks to restore a 12-point advantage for New Zealand

Jon Wilkin (right) and Lance Hohaia

Jon Wilkin (right) and Lance Hohaia spark a mini-brawl as England close the gap to six points, with time running out

Jerome Ropati

More calamity for England as Jerome Ropati touches down following defensive errors

Jerome Ropati and team-mates

Party time for Ropati (left) as New Zealand run out 32-22 winners and head on to the final

England players

Disconsolate England, led by skipper Jamie Peacock, applaud their supporters following the defeat

see also
England v NZ as it happened
15 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
New Zealand 32-22 England
13 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
Jon Wilkin column
13 Nov 08 |  Rugby League

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