Humphries stars as England win World Cup of Darts

Luke Humphries punches the air in celebration
Luke Humphries helped England to a record fifth World Cup of Darts title [Getty Images]

England won the World Cup of Darts thanks to a 10-6 win over Austria in the final.

Current world champion Luke Humphries and 2023 world champion Michael Smith outclassed Rowby-John Rodriguez and Mensur Suljovic in Stuttgart.

England's triumph was their fifth since the tournament's inception in 2010 but their first since 2016.

Defending champions Wales were knocked out by Croatia in the second round.

England, who beat Scotland in the semi-finals earlier on Sunday, raced into a 5-1 lead before Austria fought back to 6-4.

World number one Humphries made four 100-plus checkouts, while world number three Smith hit double eight to seal victory.

"We really wanted this. We really believed we could win it and after that first game we played, we clicked," Humphries told Sky Sports.

"I felt the biggest buzz since winning the Worlds. I just hope we get to come back together and defend it together as champions."