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1977 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia with New Zealand as co-hosts

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 27,000 Brisbane, Australia

Average Crowd - 15,683

Total Crowd - 109,778

1977 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia with New Zealand as co-hosts

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 27,000 Brisbane, Australia

Average Crowd - 15,683

Total Crowd - 109,778


1977 World Cup Snapshot - The 1977 World Cup returned to the same format as the 1972 World Cup. England and Wales were sacrificed in place of Great Britain again. Australia and New Zealand co-hosted the tournament with a majority of games played in New Zealand. The World Cup Final saw Great Britain and Australia play each other at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In another classic encounter Australia won the final 13 -12. Great Britain were unlucky not to win when they had a certain try called back with the ref blowing a penalty instead of playing advantage.

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1977 Rugby League World Cup teams

1977 Rugby League World Cup teams

1977 Rugby League World Cup Pool Rounds

Game 1: May 29th Australia 27 - New Zealand 12, Location - Auckland, New Zealand, Crowd - 18,000

Game 2: Jun 5th Great Britain 23 - France 4, Location - Auckland, New Zealand, Crowd - 10,000

Game 3: Jun 11th Australia 21 - France 9, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 13,321

Game 4: Jun 12th Great Britain 30 - New Zealand 12, Location - Christchurch, New Zealand, Crowd - 9,000

Game 5: Jun 18th Australia 19 - Great Britain 5, Location - Brisbane, Australia, Crowd - 27,000

Game 6: Jun 19th New Zealand 28 - France 20, Location - Auckland, New Zealand, Crowd - 8,000

Final Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Australia

3
3
0
0
67
26
6
 Great Britain
3
2
0
1
58
35
4
 New Zealand
3
1
0
2
52
77
2
 France
3
0
0
3
33
72
0


1977 Rugby League World Cup Final

Jun 25th Australia 13 - Great Britain 12, Location - Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia, Crowd - 24,457

1977 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Australia

Rugby League World Cup 2017 News

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RT @RLWC2017: 🛡️ Bennett reins in McQueen and Heighington for @England_RL duty. 📝 READ https://t.co/obVlIo2qje #RLWC2017 https://t.co/iv7
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Why we picking run of the mill aussie's @England_RL #RLWC2017
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RT @RLWC2017: 🛡️ Bennett reins in McQueen and Heighington for @England_RL duty. 📝 READ https://t.co/obVlIo2qje #RLWC2017 https://t.co/iv7
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🛡️ Bennett reins in McQueen and Heighington for @England_RL duty. 📝 READ https://t.co/obVlIo2qje #RLWC2017 https://t.co/iv7j68AOeo
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Two very very average aussies in that squad though. Neither would get near a match day 17 for #RLWC2017 for me
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