Fiji have won the rugby league defence world cup in Australia.

Fiji have won the rugby league defence world cup in Australia.

They beat the hosts, and defending champions, the Australian Defence Force 44-12.

The South Pacific Islanders, who were a last minute inclusion in this tournament when Serbia dropped out, started their campaign with a thumping 40 points to 20 win over the UK Armed Forces.

They followed that up by defeating the New Zealand Defence Force but lost their group game against the Aussies.

However, they performed in the game that mattered, running devastating lines and overpowering the green and gold in the final at Pepper Stadium.

It now means that the Fijian forces are World Cup holders in both rugby league and rugby union.

They beat the British Army in the final of the International Defence Rugby Competition in 2015.