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    Rugby League World Cup History

    World Cup Winners

    Year Host Winner Runner-up Final score Final venue
    1954 France Great Britain France 16-12 Parc des Princes, Paris
    1957 Australia Australia No final No final No final
    1960 England Great Britain No final No final No final
    1968 Australia and New Zealand Australia France 20-2 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
    1970 England Australia Great Britain 12-7 Headingley, Leeds
    1972 France Great Britain Australia 10-10 State de Gerland, Lyon
    1975 England Australia England 25-0 Headingley, Leeds
    1977 Australia and New Zealand Australia Great Britain 13-12 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
    1985-1988 No host Australia New Zealand 25-12 Eden Park, Auckland
    1989-1992 No host Australia Great Britain 10-6 Wembley Stadium, London
    1995 England Australia England 16-8 Wembley Stadium, London
    2000 England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales Australia New Zealand 40-12 Old Trafford, Manchester
    2008 Australia New Zealand Australia 34-20 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
    2013 England and Wales Australia New Zealand 34-2 Old Trafford, Manchester
    2017 Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Australia England 6-0 Stadium, Brisbane
    2021 England Australia Samoa 30-10 Old Trafford, Manchester
    2025 France TBC TBC TBC

    *- Postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic

    Top World Cup Try-Scorers

    Year Player Tries
    1954 Gordon Brown (Great Britain) 6
    1957 Ian Moir (Australia), Kel O’Shea (Australia), Mick Sullivan (Great Britain) 3
    1960 Brain Carlson (Australia) 4
    1968 Ron Coote, Lionel Williamson (Australia), Clive Sullivan (Great Britain) 4
    1970 John Cootes (Australia) 5
    1972 Bob Fulton (Australia) 5
    1975 Ian Schubert (Australia), Keith Fielding (England) 7
    1977 Graham Eadie (Australia), Allan McMahon (Australia) 4
    1985-88 Michael O’Connor (Australia) 8
    1989-92 Mal Meninga (Australia) 7
    1995 Steve Menzies (Australia) 6
    2000 Wendell Sailor (Australia) 10
    2008 Billy Slater (Australia) 7
    2013 Brett Morris (Australia), Jarryd Hayne (Australia) 9
    2017 Valentine Holmes (Australia) 12
    2021 Josh Addo-Carr (Australia) 12

    Top World Cup Point Scorers

    Year Player Points
    1954 Jimmy Ledgard (Great Britain) 29
    1957 Brian Carlson (Australia) 28
    1960 Brian Carlson (Australia) 22
    1968 Eric Simms (Australia) 56
    1970 Eric Simms (Australia) 37
    1972 John Holmes (Great Britain) 26
    1975 Mick Cronin (Australia) 76
    1977 George Fairbairn (Great Britain) 34
    1985-88 Michael O’Connor (Australia) 100
    1989-92 Mal Meninga (Australia) 70
    1995 Andrew Johns (Australia) 62
    2000 Mat Rogers (Australia) 70
    2008 Jonathan Thurston (Australia) 50
    2013 Shaun Johnson (New Zealand) 76
    2017 Cameron Smith (Australia) 50
    2021 Stephen Crichton (Samoa) 73

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