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1957 Rugby League World Cup Great Britain vs France at Sydney Cricket Ground

1957 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 57,995 Sydney, Australia

Average Crowd - 35,843

Total Crowd - 215,059

1957 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Australia

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 57,995 Sydney, Australia

Average Crowd - 35,843

Total Crowd - 215,059

1957 World Cup Snapshot - The 1957 World Cup was hosted by Australia for the first time with games played in Brisbane and Sydney. Australia were also celebrating 50 years of rugby league.

In Sydney 50,007 spectators turned out to see the opening game with Great Britain beating France 23 - 5. Another huge crowd 57,995 turned out in Sydney for the 3rd game to see Australia easily beat Great Britain 31 - 6.

Australia went through the tournament undefeated and were declared World Cup champions as no final was played.

1957 Rugby League World Cup teams

 

1957 Rugby League World Cup teams

1957 Rugby League World Cup Pool Rounds

Game 1: Jun 15th Great Britain 23 - France 5, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 50,007

Game 2: Jun 15th Australia 25 - New Zealand 5, Location - Brisbane, Australia, Crowd - 29,636

Game 3: Jun 17th Australia 31 - Great Britain 6, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 57,995

Game 4: Jun 17th France 14 - New Zealand 10, Location - Brisbane, Australia, Crowd - 28,000

Game 5: Jun 22nd Australia 26 - France 9, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 35,158

Game 6: Jun 25th New Zealand 29 - Great Britain 21, Location - Sydney, Australia, Crowd - 14,263

Final Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
Australia
3
3
0
0
82
20
6
Great Britain
3
1
0
2
50
65
2
New Zealand
3
1
0
2
44
60
2
France
3
1
0
2
28
59
2

1957 Rugby League World Cup Final

Top team automatic champions, no final played.

1957 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Australia

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