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2000 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nations - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France

Number of Teams - 16

Highest Crowd - 44,329 Manchester, England

Average Crowd - 7,882

Total Crowd - 244,355

 

2000 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nations - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France

Number of Teams - 16

Highest Crowd - 44,329 Manchester, England

Average Crowd - 7,882

Total Crowd - 244,355


2000 World Cup Snapshot - The 2000 World Cup saw an unprecedented 16 teams compete in 4 Pools. Even though the World Cup final attracted over 44,000 spectators, the tournament as a whole was marred by disappointing crowds and lopsided score lines. For all its failings the World Cup did produce some exciting games and provided the launch pad for the domestic competition in Lebanon today. The semi final game between Australia and Wales was a highlight with Wales leading Australia at half time. In the end Australia had won the World Cup for the 9th time beating New Zealand 40-12 in the final at Old Trafford.

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2000 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers - Mediterranean Pool

Game 1: Lebanon 36 - Italy 16

Game 2: Lebanon 104 - Morocco 0

Game 3: Italy 34 - Morocco 0

Mediterranean Pool Table

Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Lebanon

2
2
0
0
140
16
4
 Italy
2
1
0
1
50
36
2
 Morocco
2
0
0
2
0
138
0


Mediterranean Pool Winners: Lebanon

2000 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers - Pacific Rim Pool

Game 1: United States 54 - Japan 0

Game 2: United States 68 - Canada 0

Game 3: Japan 14 - Canada 0

Pacific Rim Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 United States

2
2
0
0
122
0
4
 Japan
2
1
0
1
14
54
2
 Canada
2
0
0
2
0
82
0

Pacific Rim Pool Winners: United States

2000 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers Playoff

Lebanon 62 - United States 8

2000 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier (16th Team): Lebanon

The six teams involved in the Pre World Cup Qualifiers were playing for the 16th place in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. The winner of the Mediterranean Pool and the Pacific Rim Pool played each other with the winner advancing through to the 2000 Rugby League World Cup

2000 Rugby League World Cup Group Format

The 2000 Rugby League World Cup was played in the Great Britain and France. 16 teams were split up into four groups of four teams.

Group One: Australia, England, Fiji, Russia

Group Two: New Zealand, Wales, Lebanon, Cook Islands

Group Three: Papua New Guinea, France, Tonga, South Africa

Group Four: Ireland, Samoa, NZ Maori, Scotland

2000 Rugby League World Cup Finals Format

The top two teams in each group qualify for the quarter finals. From the quarter finals onwards each game becomes a knockout with the loser bowing out and the winner advancing to the next round. The winners advance to the semi finals. The winner of each semi final play each other in the World Cup Final.

 

 

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2000 Rugby League World Cup Group One Results

Game 1: Oct 28th Australia 22 - England 2, Location - London, England, Crowd - 33,758

Game 2: Oct 29th Fiji 38 - Russia 12, Location - Barrow, England, Crowd - 2,187

Game 3: Nov 1st Australia 66 - Fiji 8, Location - Gateshead, England, Crowd - 4,197

Game 4: Nov 1st England 76 - Russia 4, Location - St Helens, England, Crowd - 5,736

Game 5: Nov 4th England 66 - Fiji 10, Location - Leeds, England, Crowd - 10,052

Game 6: Nov 4th Australia 110 - Russia 4, Location - Hull, England, Crowd - 3,044

Group One Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Australia

3
3
0
0
198
14
6
 England
3
2
0
1
144
36
4
 Fiji
3
1
0
2
56
144
2
Russia
3
0
0
3
20
224
0

Group One Quarter-Final Qualifiers: Australia & England

 

2000 Rugby League World Cup Group Two Results

Game 1: Oct 29th Wales 38 - Cook Islands 6, Location - Wrexham, Wales, Crowd - 5,060

Game 2: Oct 29th New Zealand 64 - Lebanon 0, Location - Gloucester, England, Crowd - 2,496

Game 3: Nov 2nd New Zealand 84 - Cook Islands 10, Location - Reading, England, Crowd - 3,982

Game 4: Nov 2nd Wales 24 - Lebanon 22, Location - Llanelli, Wales, Crowd - 1,497

Game 5: Nov 5th Cook Islands 22 - Lebanon 22, Location - Cardiff, Wales, Crowd - 5,500

Game 6: Nov 5th New Zealand 58 - Wales 18, Location - Cardiff, Wales, Crowd - 17,612

Group Two Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 New Zealand

3
3
0
0
206
28
6
 Wales
3
2
0
1
80
86
4
 Lebanon
3
0
1
2
44
110
1
 Cook Islands
3
0
1
2
38
144
1


Group Two Quarter-Final Qualifiers: New Zealand & Wales



2000 Rugby League World Cup Group Three Results

Game 1: Oct 28th Papua New Guinea 23 - France 20, Location - Paris, France, Crowd - 7,498

Game 2: Oct 28th Tonga 66 - South Africa 18, Location - Paris, France, Crowd - 7,498

Game 3: Nov 1st France 28 - Tonga 6, Location - Carcassonne, France, Crowd - 10,288

Game 4: Nov 2nd Papua New Guinea 16 - South Africa 0, Location - Toulouse, France, Crowd - 4,313

Game 5: Nov 5th France 56 - South Africa 6, Location - Albi, France, Crowd - 7,969

Game 6: Nov 6th Papua New Guinea 30 - Tonga 22, Location - St Estave, France, Crowd - 3,666

Group three Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Papua New Guinea

3
3
0
0
69
42
6
 France
3
2
0
1
104
37
4
 Tonga
3
1
0
2
96
76
2
 South Africa
3
0
0
3
24
138
0

Group Three Quarter-Final Qualifiers: Papua New Guinea & France

 

2000 Rugby League World Cup Group Four Results

Game 1: Oct 28th Ireland 30 - Samoa 16, Location - Belfast, Ireland, Crowd - 3,207

Game 2: Oct 29th Maori 17 - Scotland 16, Location - Glasgow, Scotland, Crowd - 2,008

Game 3: Nov 1st Ireland 18 - Scotland 6, Location - Dublin, Ireland, Crowd - 1,782

Game 4: Nov 1st Samoa 21 - Maori 16, Location - Workington, England, Crowd - 4,107

Game 5: Nov 4th Ireland 30 - Maori 16, Location - Dublin, Ireland, Crowd - 3,164

Game 6: Nov 5th Samoa 20 - Scotland 12, Location - Edinburgh, Scotland, Crowd - 1,579

Group Four Pool Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Ireland

3
3
0
0
78
38
6
 Samoa
3
2
0
1
57
58
4
 Maori
3
1
0
2
49
67
2
 Scotland
3
0
0
3
34
55
0

Group Four Quarter-Final Qualifiers: Ireland & Samoa


2000 Rugby League World Cup Quarter-Finals

Quarter-Final 1: Nov 11th England 26 - Ireland 16, Location - Headingley, Leeds, England, Crowd - 15,405

Quarter-Final 2: Nov 11th Australia 66 - Samoa 10, Location - Vicarage Road, Watford, England, Crowd - 5,404

Quarter-Final 3: Nov 12th Wales 22 - Papua New Guinea 8, Location - Auto Quest Stadium, Widnes, England, Crowd - 5,211

Quarter-Final 4: Nov 12th New Zealand 54 - France 6, Location - The Jungle, Castleford, England, Crowd - 5,158

2000 Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final Qualifiers:  England, Australia, Wales, New Zealand

2000 Rugby League World Cup Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1: Nov 18th New Zealand 49 - England 6, Location - Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Crowd - 16,032

Semi-Final 2: Nov 19th Australia 46 - Wales 22, Location - McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, England, Crowd - 8,114

2000 Rugby League World Cup Final Qualifiers: New Zealand & Australia

The biggest upset in Rugby League World Cup History nearly took place when Wales were leading Australia at half time in the Semi Final. Once again the Australian's fitness took hold in the second half and luckly for Australia, Wales could not hold onto their first half lead.

2000 Rugby League World Cup Final

Nov 25th Australia 40 - New Zealand 12, Location - Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Crowd - 44,329

2000 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Australia

The 2000 RLWC saw New Zealand take part in a World Cup Final for only the second time. Played at Manchester all was looking good for the Kiwis with just under 15 minutes remaining. Australia were just ahead by 4 points (18 - 12). Then the Australian's superior fitness took hold and the Kangaroos ran away with the game.

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Why we picking run of the mill aussie's @England_RL #RLWC2017
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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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