NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Australian Kangaroos players in the 2016 Four Nations Final.
1. Darius Boyd
Best on ground. Two sublime passes for the first two tries of the night, two stunning Houdini acts to avert line drops outs and a well-earned try. 9.5/10.
2. Blake Ferguson
Continued his strong run of form, scoring the night's first try, proved a constant handful with the ball and safe on kick defence with a match-high 179 metres. 8.5/10.
3. Greg Inglis
Somewhat starved of attacking opportunities due to New Zealand's shortcomings on the opposite flank but still managed to cause headaches both with and without the ball. 7/10.
4. Josh Dugan
His first try was served up on a platter by his fullback but his second was an exercise in determination. A constant threat. 7.5/10.
5. Valentine Holmes
Like Inglis, he suffered from the ball going right more often than not but still managed to find himself in open space a couple of times. 6/10.
6. Johnathan Thurston
Not his most dominant game but it didn't need to be. Kicked well (aside from some wobbly conversion attempts) and did his job, though missed seven tackles. 6/10.
7. Cooper Cronk
A fine final from the player of the tournament. His running and kicking games were both once again on song. 9/10.
8. Matt Scott
Typically no-nonsense innings from the Kangaroos stalwart. Soaked up the early salvos which allowed the Aussies to capitalise. 7/10.
9. Cameron Smith
Never takes a wrong option. The orchestra's conductor was again instrumental in his team's dominance. Short pass for Merrin's try the highlight to go with team-high 40 tackles. 8/10.
10. Aaron Woods
Met the fire and brimstone of Bromwich and Taumalolo early, notching 120 metres and 31 tackles in 50 hard-working minutes. 7.5/10.
11. Boyd Cordner
Shook off an early error to pose a constant threat on the Kangaroos' left edge, capped off with a powerful try to complete a wonderful tournament. 8/10.
12. Matt Gillett
Got through his usual defensive workload (finishing with 36 tackles) while also proving more dangerous than usual with ball in hand. 7.5/10.
13. Trent Merrin
Has made the green and gold No.13 jersey his own. Huge first stint with some potent runs and offloads, punctuated by a barge-over try. 8.5/10.
14. Michael Morgan
Did his best to get busy in limited time off the bench but not really required by coach Mal Meninga. 5.5/10.
15. David Klemmer
Ensured the Aussies didn't lose momentum when the interchange came on, surging to 163 metres – the best of any forward in the game – in just 31 minutes. 7.5/10.
16. Tyson Frizell
Test career continues to flourish though his night was interrupted by a head gash. 6/10.
17. Shannon Boyd
Given just 29 minutes but made it count with 108 bruising metres and three tackle breaks. 6/10.
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