1960 Rugby League World Cup

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1960 (1960) World Cup  ()
Number of teams4
Host country England
Winner Great Britain (2nd title)

Matches played6
Attendance110,200 (18,367 per match)
Points scored154 (25.67 per match)
Top scorerAustralia Brian Carlson (22)
Top try scorerAustralia Brian Carlson (4)
 < 1957
1968

The 1960 Rugby League World Cup was the third staging of the tournament and the first Rugby League World Cup to be held in Great Britain.[1] The same format as used in 1957 was used, with a group stage leading to a final table.

The 1960 World Cup raised problems which had not really affected the previous tournaments. Live television of complete games was held responsible for lower than anticipated attendances, the largest crowd being the 32,773 which gathered at Odsal for the deciding match between Australia and the hosts.

For Australia the World Cup matches formed part of their Kangaroo Tour of Great Britain and France.[2]

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Wigan Bradford
Central Park Odsal
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 40,000
Central park kop.jpg Odsal Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 60082.jpg
Swinton Leeds
Station Road Headingley
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 30,000
GB v AUS 09-11-1963 at Station Road 1.jpg South Stand, Headingley Stadium during the second day of the England-Sri Lanka test (21st April 2014) 001.JPG

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
 Great Britain 3 3 0 0 66 18 +48 6 World Cup Winners
 Australia 3 2 0 1 37 37 0 4
 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 32 44 −12 2
 France 3 0 0 3 19 55 −36 0
24 September
Great Britain 23 – 8 New Zealand
Odsal, Bradford
Attendance: 20,577
24 September
Australia 13 – 12 France
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 20,278
1 October
Australia 21 – 15 New Zealand
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 10,773
Referee: Eric Clay
1 October
Great Britain 33 – 7 France
Station Road, Swinton
Attendance: 22,923
Referee: Edouard Martung
8 October
France  0 – 9  New Zealand
Tries: Reid
Goals: Eastlake (3)
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 2,876
8 October
Great Britain  10 – 3  Australia
Tries: Boston, Sullivan
Goals: Rhodes (2)
Tries: Carlson
Odsal, Bradford
Attendance: 33,023[3]
Referee: Edouard Martung

Try scorers[edit]

4
3
2
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paddy McAteer (22 December 2010) "Whole World in their Hands" Archived 5 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine North West Evening Mail
  2. ^ "Australians in Rugby Win". The Age. 17 October 1960. p. 25. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  3. ^ Staff correspondent and AAP (10 October 1960). "English, Australian R.L. players turn World Cup game into wild brawling final". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia. p. 14. Retrieved 10 February 2010.

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