Australian darts history made with World Cup victory in Germany

  • Simon Whitlock says success with Damon Heta is ‘life-changing’
  • Australia becomes just fifth country to lift trophy

Australia have claimed their maiden World Cup of Darts title on a historic night in Frankfurt. Simon Whitlock and Damon Heta defeated Welsh duo Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton 3-1 in Sunday’s decider to become only the fifth country to lift the trophy.

Ten years on from suffering World Cup heartbreak in an extraordinary 2012 finale against England, losing 4-3 in a sudden-death leg alongside Paul Nicholson, Whitlock fulfilled his darting destiny alongside Australian No 1 Heta to scoop the $123,120 top prize at the Eissporthalle.

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