1975 Rugby League World Cup


1975 Rugby League World Cup

The seventh Rugby League World Cup (also known as the Rugby League World Championship [http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wales-v-France-1975-Rugby-League-World-Championship_W0QQitemZ120297123592QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120297123592&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ebayphotohosting] ) was held in 1975. The format differed radically from that employed in previous competitions; no one country hosted the matches, which were spread out around the world over a period of just over 8 months. Each team had to play the others on a ‘home and away’ basis. Great Britain were split up into separate England and Wales teams, taking advantage of a glut of Welsh talent in the British game at the time.

No final was held, with Australia being deemed the champions by virtue of finishing top of the table but as Australia had not beaten England to win the cup, a final challenge was hastily arranged with Australia running out 25-0 winners.

Results

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date = 1975-03-02
home = rl-rt|France
score = 14–7
away = rl|Wales
stadium = Toulouse
attendance = 7,563
referee = G.F. Lindop flagicon|ENG
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date = 1975-03-16
home = rl-rt|England
score = 20–2
away = rl|France
stadium = Headingley, Leeds
attendance = 10,842
referee = K. Page Flagicon|AUS (H.G. Hunt flagicon|ENG)
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date = 1975-06-01
home = rl-rt|Australia
score = 36–8
away = rl|New Zealand
stadium = Lang Park, Brisbane
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date = 1975-06-10
home = rl-rt|England
score = 7–12
away = rl|Wales
stadium = Lang Park, Brisbane
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date = 1975-06-14
home = rl-rt|Australia
score = 30–13
away = rl|Wales
stadium = Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
attendance = 25,386
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date = 1975-06-15
home = rl-rt|New Zealand
score = 27–0
away = rl|France
stadium = Christchurch
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date = 1975-06-21
home = rl-rt|New Zealand
score = 17–17
away = rl|England
stadium = Carlaw Park, Auckland
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date = 1975-06-22
home = rl-rt|Australia
score = 26–6
away = rl|France
stadium = Lang Park, Brisbane
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date = 1975-06-28
home = rl-rt|Australia
score = 10–10
away = rl|England
stadium = Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
attendance = 33,858
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date = 1975-06-28
home = rl-rt|New Zealand
score = 13–8
away = rl|Wales
stadium = Carlaw Park, Auckland
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date = 1975-09-20
home = rl-rt|Wales
score = 16–22
away = rl|England
stadium = Wilderspool, Warrington
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date = 1975-09-27
home = rl-rt|New Zealand
score = 8–24
away = rl|Australia
stadium = Carlaw Park, Auckland
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date = 1975-10-11
home = rl-rt|France
score = 2–48
away = rl|England
stadium = Bordeaux
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date = 1975-10-17
home = rl-rt|France
score = 12–12
away = rl|New Zealand
stadium = Marseille
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date = 1975-10-19
home = rl-rt|Wales
score = 6–18
away = rl|Australia
stadium = St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea
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date = 1975-10-26
home = rl-rt|England
score = 27–12
away = rl|New Zealand
stadium = Odsal Stadium, Bradford
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date = 1975-10-26
home = rl-rt|France
score = 2–41
away = rl|Australia
stadium = Perpignan
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date = 1975-11-01
home = rl-rt|England
score = 16–13
away = rl|Australia
stadium = Central Park, Wigan
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date = 1975-11-02
home = rl-rt|Wales
score = 25–24
away = rl|New Zealand
stadium = St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea
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date = 1975-11-06
home = rl-rt|Wales
score = 23–2
away = rl|France
stadium = The Willows, Salford

Final standings

Final challenge match

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date = 1975-11-12
home = rl-rt|England
score = 0–25
away = rl|Australia
stadium = Headingley Stadium, Leeds

External links

* [http://www.rlhalloffame.org.uk/wc1975.htm 1975 World Cup at rlhalloffame.org.uk]
* [http://origin-www.rlwc2008.twiihosting.net/about/pastwinners.aspx?article=1975 1975 World Cup at rlwc2008.com]
* [http://rugbyleagueproject.com/competitions/World_Cup_1975.html 1975 World Cup at rugbyleagueproject.com]
* [http://www2.hunterlink.net.au/~maajjs/res/wcup1975.htm 1975 World Cup Data]


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