1989 - 1992 Rugby League World Cup

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The tenth Rugby League World Cup continued to use the three-year format, stretching to cover the years 1989 to 1992. As with the previous competition teams played each other on a home and away basis. These matches were fitted into the normal international programme of three-match test series between the nations, with a pre-designated match from each series counting as the world cup fixture.

The matches went strictly to form, with Australia undefeated and certain to claim a world cup final berth as early as 1991. France and Papua New Guinea were uncompetitive, leading to a straight fight between New Zealand and Great Britain for the right to meet the Kangaroos in the final. In the event the Lions were able to just edge out the Kiwis on points difference.

The final, at Wembley, was a surprisingly close affair, with Great Britain leading with only 12 minutes to go. The games only try was then scored by Steve Renouf and Australia were able to claim victory in from of a Rugby League World Cup record crowd of 73,631.

Results

Final standings

TeamPlayedWonDrewLost ForAgainstDifferencePoints
Australia88002366816816
Great Britain85032217914210
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New Zealand
85031971207710
France820680247-1674
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Papua New Guinea
800884304-2200

Final

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