Boyd glad to save best for last as Australia reclaim top ranking

Not happy with his performances early in the tournament, Australia star Darius Boyd was delighted to save his best for last in the Four Nations final.

Boyd played a starring role as the Kangaroos hammered trans-Tasman rivals and defending champions New Zealand 34-8 in Sunday's decider at Anfield.

The Brisbane Broncos star was among the try-scorers in Liverpool as Australia reclaimed the number one ranking in rugby league, while he was also nominated for the Golden Boot Award.

Speaking afterwards, Boyd told reporters: "I was really happy. I didn't think I played up to my standards the first few games.

"I was a bit disappointed with that. I had a chat to Mal [Meninga, coach] through the week. I'm just glad I could save my best game in the last one when it really counted.

"It was great to play a rugby league game at Anfield.

"We've underachieved the last few years. We really had a goal to get that trophy back and the number one ranking."

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