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The New Zealand team that won the 2008 World Cup.

On this day, the Broncos broaden their horizons, Fulton's plea for peace and the Kiwis stun the Kangaroos.


The Brisbane Broncos announce plans to field a team in the British competition and target London as their base. 


Bob Fulton offers to stand down as national coach if it will hasten a compromise between the ARL and Super League.


Nathan Blacklock is named as a winger in Australia's team for the Ashes decider after Lote Tuqiri withdraws due to a knee injury.


A try in the final minute to lock Luke Ricketson lifts the Kangaroos to a remarkable 18-12 win over Great Britain in the third Test at Huddersfield. The tourists claimed the first Ashes cleansweep since 1986.

Andy Farrell in action for Great Britain.
Andy Farrell in action for Great Britain. ©NRL Photos


Great Britain captain Andy Farrell is presented with the Golden Boot award as the international player of the year at a gala function in Leeds.


New Zealand cause the biggest boilover in World Cup history when they overcome Australia 34-20 in the final. The Kiwis benefit from a wild pass from Billy Slater and a penalty try. The Suncorp Stadium crowd of 50,599 breaks the Test match attendance record for Brisbane. 


The Jillaroos continue their winning run at the Women's World Cup with an 88-0 thumping of Canada at Southern Cross Group Stadium.


This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.   

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