NZ wins four nations
Rohit Deo\BBC Sports
November 15, 2014 5:41 pm
New Zealand secured their second Four Nations Rugby League title as Shaun Johnson shone in a thrilling 22-18 win over Australia.
Michael Jennings put Australia in front after pouncing on an error but Jason Nightingale hit back for New Zealand.
Manu Vatuvei squeezed over after great work from Johnson for a half-time lead and though Sione Mata’utia crossed, Johnson’s magnificent solo effort and Vatuvei’s second took the Kiwis clear.
Ben Hunt cut the gap to four points and Mata’utia fumbled a chance to win it.
With time almost up, the 18-year-old might have snatched victory for the defending champions but knocked on close to the try-line in Wellington.