World Cup 1985-88

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Due to financial difficulties, France were unable to play 3 matches - away fixtures against Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Tournament Champions - Australia

Location
New Zealand, Australia, France, Papua New Guinea, England
Attendance
251,220
Top tryscorer
8 - Michael O'Connor
Top pointscorer
100 - Michael O'Connor

Table

TeamPWLDFAPtsPD
1. Australia752-25291* 12+161
2. New Zealand742115886* 11+72
3. Great Britain84222039010+113
4. Papua New Guinea716-84325* 4-241
5. France5131351403-105

* New Zealand awarded 2 competition points for forfeit of fixture by France
* Australia awarded 2 competition points for forfeit of fixture by France
* Papua New Guinea awarded 2 competition points for forfeit of fixture by France

  • Total games played: 17
  • Total points scored: 732
  • Average points per game: 43.06
  • Best attack: Australia (36.00 ppg - 167.21%)
  • Best defense: New Zealand (12.29 ppg - 57.08%)
  • Worst attack: France (7.00 ppg - 32.51%)
  • Worst defense: Papua New Guinea (46.43 ppg - 215.65%)
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Date Year Round Home   Away   Referee City Crowd  
Jul 7th 1985 Game 1 New Zealand 18 Australia 0 J. Rascagneres Auckland 15,327 View
Nov 9th 1985 Game 2 Great Britain 6 New Zealand 6 B. Gomersall Leeds 22,209 View
Dec 7th 1985 Game 3 New Zealand 22 France 0 R. Campbell Perpignan 5,000 View
Feb 16th 1986 Game 4 France 10 Great Britain 10 K. Roberts Avignon 4,000 View
Jul 29th 1986 Game 5 Australia 32 New Zealand 12 R. Whitfield Brisbane 22,811 View
Aug 17th 1986 Game 6 Papua New Guinea 24 New Zealand 22 K. Roberts Port Moresby 15,000 View
Oct 4th 1986 Game 14 Papua New Guinea 12 Australia 62 N. Kesha Port Moresby 17,000 View
Nov 22nd 1986 Game 8 Great Britain 15 Australia 24 J. Rascagneres Wigan 20,169 View
Dec 13th 1986 Game 9 France 0 Australia 52 F. Lindop Carcassonne 5,000 View
Jan 24th 1987 Game 10 Great Britain 52 France 4 M. Stone Leeds 6,567 View
Oct 24th 1987 Game 11 Great Britain 42 Papua New Guinea 0 F. Desplas Wigan 9,121 View
Nov 15th 1987 Game 12 France 21 Papua New Guinea 4 J. Holdsworth Carcassonne 5,000 View
May 22nd 1988 Game 13 Papua New Guinea 22 Great Britain 42 G. McCallum Port Moresby 12,107 View
Jul 9th 1988 Game 7 Australia 12 Great Britain 26 F. Desplas Sydney 15,944 View
Jul 10th 1988 Game 15 New Zealand 66 Papua New Guinea 14 G. McCallum Auckland 8,392 View
Jul 17th 1988 Game 17 New Zealand 12 Great Britain 10 M. Stone Christchurch 8,525 View
Jul 20th 1988 Game 16 Australia 70 Papua New Guinea 8 N. Kesha Wagga Wagga 11,685 View

Finals

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Date Year Round Home   Away   Referee City Crowd  
Oct 9th 1988 Final New Zealand 12 Australia 25 G. Ainui Auckland 47,363 View

 

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