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'It's only the start' - Kiwis confident of future success after victory over Australia

Despite the Kiwis' 26-24 win over the Kangaroos last night being regarded as a watershed moment for New Zealand Rugby League, coach Michael Maguire is adamant that it's only the beginning of what his new look side can achieve.

Down at halftime, the Kiwis rallied to secure a famous win over their trans-Tasman foes, ending the Kangaroos' 13-Test winning streak in the process - their first success over Australia since 2015.

Speaking at his post match media conference though, Maguire says that his job is now to ensure that such victories can occur on a regular basis.

The 23-year-old was a key figure in the stunning 26-24 win over the Kangaroos. Source: 1 NEWS

"It's very special but I also know it's only the start. We've got to continually back up these type of performances and that's when you can start talking about the team and where we're going," Maguire said.

"It's okay to do it tonight but we've got to reflect that over this next tour. We need to lay the platform and that's what this period of time is all about.

"If they're prepared to do what they did this week and keep improving and working hard, then this team can go to a great place.

"It was definitely something I'll remember for the rest of my life and be able to tell my kids, and maybe my grandkids one day."

The Kiwis are next in action when they travel to the UK for a three-Test series against England later this month.


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