Snapshot of the Jillaroos' RLWC final win


*Result: Australia beat New Zealand 54-4 at Old Trafford Stadium to win the Women's Rugby League World Cup.

*The story: A magnificent hat-trick of global triumphs for the Jillaroos over their trans-Tasman rivals. While they had laboured to a 10-8 win over the Kiwi Ferns in their group match at York, this time they gave a performance of real power and elan in hammering their main rivals to the tune of 10 tries to one, while proving absolutely rock-like in defence. It was a masterclass fitting of a global final, by far their best performance of the tournament.

*Key stats: Australia's triumph means they now have three World Cup wins to match New Zealand's record, and they equalled the mark with their biggest-ever triumph over the Kiwis. Ali Brigginshaw played in all three of the Aussies' triumphs, while Isabelle Kelly scored two tries for the second consecutive World Cup final, after her double in the 2017 showdown.

*Key moment: Jessica Sergis's thumping opening try after just five minutes, blasting through the challenges of Apii Nicholls and Abigail Roache to plough over and make the Jillaroos' first ruthless statement of intent.

*Star player: Longest-serving Jillaroo Ali Brigginshaw wasn't at her best with her goalkicking but apart from that, the 32-year-old halfback's all-round game was in sparkling order as she effectively dictated proceedings, not just with her astute kicking but also the odd searing run as she was rewarded with three try assists. She'd not had the best tournament but saved her impeccable best for the final.

*Talking points: Before the game, the Australians linked arms to face the advancing haka but unlike their performance at York where they stood still, this time they inched forward to face down their opponents and demonstrate that they really meant business.

*What they said:

"That was unbelievable from all the girls. We had a defence focus and I've never been a part of a group that can defend like that. That was something special." - Ali Brigginshaw