2017 Rugby League World Cup Final Preview

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Australia Vs England

Saturday 2nd December, 8:00pm, Suncorp Stadium

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final will be held in Brisbane on Saturday night and Australia are dominant favourites to win the tournament for an unprecedented 11th time.

Australia were nothing short of dominant against Fiji in their semi-final, while England survived a late scare against Tonga to qualify for their first Rugby League World Cup Final since 1995.

Will Australia secure the World Cup on home soil or will England give the Northern Hemisphere its first World Cup winner since 1972?

We have analysed both teams and our complete 2017 Rugby League World Cup tips can be found below.

2017 Rugby League World Cup Final Tips

Head To Head Betting

Australia were dominant favourites before the 2017 Rugby League World Cup even got underway and they will start the Rugby League World Cup Final as $1.10 favourites to win the tournament.

The Kangaroos were not overly impressive during the Group stages of the tournament and they were fairly flat against England in the tournament opener, but they have gone to another level during the knockout stages and they were nothing short of dominant against both Samoa and Fiji.

Valentine Holmes has stolen the headlines for Australia with his incredible try-scoring feats, but this has been a solid all-around effort and it really is tough to see them losing this match.

England survived a barrage against Papua New Guinea in the quarter-finals, but they were a touch lucky to hold-off a firing Tonga last weekend to secure their place in the Rugby League World Cup Final.

There is no doubt that England will need to improve on that performance to be any chance of beating Australia and whether they have that sort of upside is a big question mark.

The line for this clash has been set at 18.5 points and that is where the real value is in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final.

Australia won the opening game of the tournament between these two teams by 14 points and they have won only one of their past four games against England by a margin greater than 18.5 points.

The Kangaroos will lift the Rugby League World Cup, but this game could be closer than the market suggests – you can never rule out a Wayne Bennett-coached side – and England can cover the line with a big start.

Back England To Beat The Line (+18.5 Points)