Well there we have it, the Kiwis will play the Kangaroos in Wellington this weekend to see who will be the Four Nations champs. The Kiwis battled hard against England to win 16-14 while the Kangaroos beat Samoa 44-18 to secure a place in the final.
England were no easy beat for the Kiwis and this game was awesome to watch. Both teams played attacking footy and wanted to score points but England weren’t quite good enough. The Kiwis are lucky enough to have some of the best young forwards in the game and Jason Taumalolo was again a beast. He’s so big but so fast and can step better than most wingers, maybe even Shaun Johnson!
Our favourite player Manu Vatuvei scored another try in the corner but he had a tough afternoon marking English winger Josh Charnley. Charnley got the better of Vatuvei a few times with too much speed around the outside, but we love Manu and he had the last laugh with the Kiwis winning.
The Kiwis will play the Kangaroos who were far too good for Samoa. Australia are lucky to have the likes of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Daly Cherry-Evans which was the difference at the end of the day. Did you see how quick Cherry-Evan was? He was way too fast for the Samoan defence and scored a great try.
Samoa have some big boys but it was the Kangaroos who dominated the forward battle. Big Dave Klemmer for the Kangaroos played very well, he is huge and runs it hard and straight which gave the Aussies a big boost every time he hit it up.
It was good to see Greg Inglis make an impact as well. He makes it look so easy and it is like he is flying when he runs the ball. Samoa would not be happy with the way they played, they had played so well all tournament but against the Kangaroos they were not on the same level.
So who are you picking between the Kiwis and Kangaroos? We are obviously going for the Kiwis! It would be awesome to see them win the Four Nations in front of their home crowd, but this Kangaroos side is still very good. The Kiwis will need to play at their best and work very hard to defeat this classy Australian side. Bring it on!