Darren Lockyer gestures during the Four Nations Final between England and Australia.
Darren Lockyer gestures during the Four Nations Final between England and Australia. Chris Brunskill - Getty Images

Kangaroos send Lockyer out on a high

THE Kangaroos have sent captain Darren Lockyer into retirement with a Four Nations medal in his back pocket after sealing a well-deserved 30-8 win over England in Leeds.

Lockyer, in the final game of a glittering 17-year career, was at his brilliant best and capped his farewell with a try in the last minute.

Although he was eclipsed by the magnificent Johnathan Thurston, who scored a try and kicked four goals, the skipper's kicking game and calm head caused England problems all night, in front of a vocal sell-out crowd of 34,174.

The Kangaroos made a flying start with Sam Thaiday crossing for his first international try after just four minutes.

However, Tim Sheens' side found themselves just 8-6 up at halftime with Akuila Uate and Chris Lawrence denied tries by the video referee, despite dominating the opening stanza.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.



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