Valentine Holmes scored a record six tries as Australia thrashed Fiji 54-6 in Brisbane to reach their 14th straight World Cup final. But the clinical Kangaroos built a 22-2 lead by the break and Holmes’ World Cup record haul was among 10 tries. Billy Slater and Dane Gagai also crossed twice for Australia, while Suliasi Vunivalu scored for Fiji.

The Kangaroos will face England who defeated Tonga in the final, which takes place in Brisbane on December 2. Australia winger Holmes scored five tries against Samoa in Darwin and went one better in Brisbane on Friday. Holmes has now scored 12 tries at the 2017 World Cup. Continue reading AUSTRALIA THRASH FIJI