Holmes scores six as Australia thumps Fiji

Valentine Holmes become the first Australian to score six tries in a Test as the Kangaroos advanced to the World Cup final with a 54-6 win over Fiji on Friday night in Brisbane.

Holmes's stunning return came on the back of his five-try performance against Samoa last week, as the Kangaroos ran away with a 10-tries-to-one victory.

The Fijians started with intensity in the early exchanges and opened the scoring with a penalty goal in the second minute. 

Jarryd Hayne was in the thick of it early with a big hit on Billy Slater but his team conceded too many penalties to stay in the contest.

Slater crossed for the Kangaroos' first in the 15th minute on the left flank – becoming the World Cup's leading try-scorer of all time – as Australia exploited an overlap. The second try was easier, with Holmes rising high above Suliasi Vunivalu to score in the corner.