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

1957 Rugby League World Cup – RLWC


Host Nation - Australia

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 57,995 Sydney, Australia

Average Crowd - 35,843

Total Crowd - 215,059

2017 RLWC

Boost for International Rugby League as 2017 RLWC to be co-hosted by Australia and...

By Richard Cowley, Date: 29/10/12

In what is big news for international rugby league the ARLC have included the international game in their 5 year strategic plan. The finer details are yet to be released but the International game could finally see some support from the most powerful rugby league body in the World.

2013 Rugby League World Cup

2013 Rugby League World Cup dates announced

By Richard Cowley, Date: 24/7/12

In a sign of how organised the 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be, dates have been announced more than 15 months before the event is scheduled to begin.

Tickets go on sale to the general public in late October with season ticket holders given the option to by tickets now.

Early indications are that the 2013 Rugby League World Cup will surpass the attendance record of 293,965 set during the 2008 Rugby League World Cup held in Australia.

Captain of the winning British team, Dave Valentine, presented with the trophy at the inaugural Rugby League World Cup in 1954

1954 Rugby League World Cup – RLWC


Host Nation - France

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 37,471 Toulouse, France (Record crowd for WC game in France)

Average Crowd - 19,761

Total Crowd - 138,329

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2025 Rugby League World Cup

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Warrington is ready to host Samoa for 2013 World Cup

By Chris Newman, Date: 4/6/2012

Rugby League Samoa Delegates Travel to England Ahead of World Cup.

Representatives from Rugby League Samoa recently visited the UK on a fact finding mission in preparation for next year's Rugby League World Cup.

RLS President Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a and Secretary General Fritz Tuiavii-Savaiinaea joined delegates from other World Cup participating nations, as well as the Rugby League International Federation, to workshop ideas and inspect host cities of their respective countries.

Final caps off successful 2008 RLWC

By Richard Cowley, 29/11/2008

The dust has finally settled on the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. Being the most successful Rugby League World Cup tournament ever held, it has delivered all it set out to achieve and more. Not only has it exceeded expectations but has provided the international game with a solid base to build on moving forward. From the opening game to the final fans have been witness to upsets, controversy and classic rugby league.

No divine intervention for England and Fiji in 2008 RLWC Semis

By Richard Cowley, 18/11/2008

The semi-finals of the World Cup had two very different games with two very different dynamics. On one hand you had England trying to restore some pride against a New Zealand team gaining momentum with every game they play. Then on the other hand you had one of the success stories of the World Cup Fiji, who had already won by making it into the semi-final in the first place taking on the might of Australia. Both games didn't disappoint in the entertainment stakes.

Third round of 2008 RLWC produces upsets

By Richard Cowley, 12/11/2008

The third round of the Rugby League World Cup turned the predicted finishing positions for Group Two and Three upside down. Ireland caused a major upset by beating Samoa 34 - 16 and securing a position in the qualifying semi-final. Scotland put a scare into Fiji by winning their first ever World Cup game 18 - 16. It was not enough to deny Fiji a date with Ireland for the qualifying semi-final. All teams in group Two and Three came away with a win each showing how competitive the games were.