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1968 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia with New Zealand as co-hosts

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 62,256 Sydney, Australia (Record crowd for WC game in AUS)

Average Crowd - 31,526

Total Crowd - 220,681

1968 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia with New Zealand as co-hosts

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 62,256 Sydney, Australia (Record crowd for WC game in AUS)

Average Crowd - 31,526

Total Crowd - 220,681


1968 World Cup Snapshot - Australia co-hosted the World Cup with New Zealand in 1968. Once again record crowds turned out in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to watch the games. The first match at the Sydney Cricket Ground saw 62,256 spectators pack the ground to see Australia defeat Great Britain 25 - 10. Australia went through the tournament undefeated and booked a place against France in the final. The French could offer nothing in attack and went down to the Australian's 20 -2, before 54,290 spectators. Australia had become World Cup Champions for the second time.

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1968 Rugby League World Cup teams 

 

1968 Rugby League World Cup teams 

1968 Rugby League World Cup Pool Rounds

Game 1: May 25th Australia 25 - Great Britain 10, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 62,256 (Record crowd for WC game in AUS)

Game 2: May 25th France 15 - New Zealand 10, Location - Auckland, New Zealand, Crowd - 18,000

Game 3: Jun 1st Australia 31 - New Zealand 12, Location - Brisbane, Australia, Crowd - 23,608

Game 4: Jun 2nd France 7 - Great Britain 2, Location - Auckland, New Zealand, Crowd - 15,760

Game 5: Jun 8th Australia 37 - France 4, Location - Brisbane, Australia, Crowd - 32,662

Game 6: Jun 8th Great Britain 38 - New Zealand 14, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 14,105

Final Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Australia

3
3
0
0
93
26
6
 France
3
2
0
1
26
49
4
 Great Britain
3
1
0
2
50
46
2
 New Zealand
3
0
0
3
36
84
0


1968 Rugby League World Cup Final

Jun 10th Australia 20 - France 2, Location - Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia, Crowd - 54,290

1968 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Australia

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