1972 Rugby League World Cup Final Great Britain retain the World Cup
1972 Rugby League World Cup Final Great Britain retain the World Cup


1972 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation – France

Number of Teams – 4

Highest Crowd – 20,748 Marseille, France

Average Crowd – 8,922

Total Crowd – 62,456

1972 World Cup Snapshot – The 1972 World Cup was the second time France had hosted the tournament. Unfortunately it was not going to be a repeat of the 1954 World Cup with France missing out on the Final. As per the previous World Cup Australia and Great Britain played each other in the final. The game was played at Lyon in front of a small crowd. In a tough battle Australia and Great Britain were all level at the end of extra time. Great Britain were awarded the World Cup based on table standings. Great Britain had won the World Cup for the third time.

 

1972 Rugby League World Cup teams

 

1972 Rugby League World Cup teams

1972 Rugby League World Cup Pool Rounds

Game 1: Oct 28th France 20 – New Zealand 9, Location – Marseille, France, Crowd – 20,748

Game 2: Oct 29th Great Britain 27 – Australia 21, Location – Perpignan, France, Crowd – 6,324

Game 3: Nov 1st Australia 9 – New Zealand 5, Location – Paris, France, Crowd – 8,000

Game 4: Nov 1st Great Britain 13 – France 4, Location – Grenoble, France, Crowd – 5,321

Game 5: Nov 4th Great Britain 53 – New Zealand 19, Location – Pau, France, Crowd – 7,500

Game 6: Nov 5th Australia 31 – France 9,Location – Toulouse, France, Crowd – 10,332

Final Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Great Britain

3
3
0
0
93
44
6
 Australia
3
2
0
1
61
41
4
 France
3
1
0
2
33
53
2
 New Zealand
3
0
0
3
33
82
0

1972 Rugby League World Cup Final

Nov 11th Great Britain 10 – Australia 10, Location – Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France, Crowd – 4,231

1972 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Great Britain

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