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Search Enter a team or competition Search. L Lost against Estonia on September 3rd Rugby League World Cup. In the edition of tournament , hosted by England, New Zealand once again won the final, this time against established rivals, Australia. The event was hosted by Australia, although it was originally intended to be held jointly with New Zealand. L Lost against Albania on October 9th W Won against Wales on September 2nd

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The Rugby League World Cup was an initiative of the French who had been campaigning for a competition since The World Cup was initially contested by the four Test nations: The teams played each other in a league format.

A final match was played between the top two teams in It was then decided that the team that finished first in the league would be declared the winner at the second World Cup in , when Australia proved victorious on their home ground. After the successful competition, in which Great Britain won the title for the second time, there would be no further World Cup for eight years.

The competition had been scheduled to be held in France in , this time with the inclusion of the South African team. The tournament was next held in , and followed a two-year cycle until the mids. The World Cup final ended in all, and the title was awarded to Great Britain by virtue of their superior record in the qualifiers. Great Britain were captained by Welshman, Clive Sullivan who was the first black player to captain any British national sports team.

In , the competition underwent a radical overhaul. It was decided to play matches on a home and away basis around the world instead of one host nation and the Great Britain team was split into England and Wales meaning that the tournament would be increased from the 4 teams of previous tournaments to 5, this number also taking part in the two future internationally held tournaments.

There was not a final held to decide the champions of the tournament and so Australia won by virtue of topping the group standings. As Australia had not beaten England in that tournament a ' final challenge match ' was hastily arranged which Australia would win In it was decided that Great Britain should once more compete as a single entity.

Although the final between Australia and Great Britain was a closely fought affair, public interest in the tournament waned due to the continuing tinkering with the format and it was not held again until the mids. From to , each nation played each other a number of times on a home and away basis with a number of these games also being considered part of various international tours that took place during the years in which these world cups were being played. The match was a physical encounter, and Australian captain Wally Lewis played part of the match with a broken arm.

The Kangaroos won the competition This format was repeated from — with games once again also being part of tours and Australia won again, defeating Great Britain at Wembley Stadium in front of 73, people.

This crowd remained a Rugby League World Cup record and a record for any rugby league international match until beaten by the 74, crowd which attended the World Cup Final at Old Trafford.

In , the competition was once again restructured, returning to the traditional 'host' format with ten teams entering. Unlike previous tournaments where the top two teams in the table playing in the final, a knockout stage was added with a quarter and semi final.

Due to the Super League war , players aligned with the rebel competition were not selected by the ARL to represent the Kangaroos. This meant the absence of many star players from the Australian team's line-up. The tournament, which was also held to celebrate the centenary of the sport in England, was highly successful with over , people attending the group stages and over 66, people attending the final to see Australia defeat England Following the Super League war , the subsequent re-structuring of rugby league's international governing bodies meant that the proposed World Cup was postponed.

The World Cup expanded the field further, with sixteen teams entering. This tournament included a New Zealand Maori representative team, the only time this team has taken part. However numerous issues including poor organization and blown-out scorelines meant that this tournament was seen as highly unsuccessful with an average attendance just half that of the previous tournament.

Due to these problems the competition was put on indefinite hiatus. The World Cup returned in with a team format. Australia hosted the tournament and New Zealand were crowned champions for the first time by beating the host nation at Lang Park , Brisbane. New Zealand became only the third team to win the world cup and the first other than Australia since The tournament , hosted by England and Wales, expanded to 14 teams and was considered the most successful competition to date in terms of attendances, exposure and financial output.

Australia took the title again after defeating New Zealand in the final by a score of 34—2. The final attendance became the record international rugby league attendance at 74, Following the tournament, it was decided that the world cup would be scheduled to take place every four years, Rugby League World Cup taking place in Australia, New Zealand and for the first time in Papua New Guinea.

While Australia would claim the title once again and for an eleventh time, the tournament was considered highly successful in terms of competitiveness. Townsend to replace Cotter as Scotland coach. The Blue Bulls have boosted their Currie Cup play-off chances with an emphatic 8-try bonus point win over the Griquas at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday night Cheetahs tame Golden Lions in Currie Cup.

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