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Australia have clinched three consecutive World Cup titles, defeating arch-rivals New Zealand 54-4 in Manchester on Monday morning.
Running back Ali Briggingshaw, labeled by many in women’s football as the ‘Female GOAT’, cemented her place in sporting history by leading the Aussies to victory at Manchester United’s Old Trafford.
Brigginshaw collected her second straight woman of the match award in a World Cup final, quashing speculation that her time in the green and gold was coming to an end.
The Brisbane Broncos running back set up three tries in a dominating performance in which Jess Sergis, Isabelle Kelly, Tarryn Aitken and Kennedy Cherrington crossed for doubles.
The Australians went through the tournament undefeated and highlighted the huge gap they have created between themselves and all the rival nations.
The Jillaroos’ victory marked their biggest win against New Zealand in 26 Test matches against their trans-Tasman rivals, who have not beaten Australia since 2016.
Australia’s World Cup victory sees them tie New Zealand for the most World Cup titles.
WHAT THEY SAY
Woman of the match Ali Brigginshaw on playing in another World Cup in France in 2025: