Mal Meninga has been victorious in the battle of the coaches, with his Australia side finishing on 36-18 over Wayne Bennett’s England squad.
The Kangaroos scored six tries at the London Stadium, securing the win in the second half after a tightly-contested opening, which saw the visitors with only a 10-6 lead at the break.
Despite having already been assured of their spot in next weekend’s final following Scotland’s draw over New Zealand on Friday, Australia had only their pride on the line.
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Next Monday morning, the Kangaroos will meet a New Zealand side for the final of the competition.