Russell Crowe misses Oscars to watch Rabbitohs thrash St Helens

Russell Crowe tells BBC Sport how he rejected the chance to present an award at this year's Oscars to watch the South Sydney Rabbitohs win the World Club Challenge.

The Rabbitohs, co-owned by the Hollywood actor, went on to secure a record 39-0 victory over the Super League champions, running in seven tries at Langtree Park.

The score beats the previous record winning margin of 38 points - when Saints were beaten 44-6 by Melbourne Storm in 2000, and 38-0 by Sydney Roosters in 2003.

Click here to watch an in-depth interview with Crowe on his ideas for the future of rugby league.

You can see highlights of the World Club series on the Super League Show which is also on BBC iPlayer.