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1954 Rugby League World Cup

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The first Rugby League World Cup was held in France in 1954. The prime motivators behind the idea of holding rugby league world cup were the French, who were short of money following the seizing of their assets by the rugby union in World War II.

A group stage was held first, with Great Britain topping the table as a result of points difference. They went on to defeat France (who finished second in the table, level on points) in the final, which was held at the Charlety Stadium, Paris, in front of around 30,000 spectators.

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Results

Group stages

League standings

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
Great Britain 3 2 1 0 57 32 25 5
France 3 2 1 0 50 31 19 5
Australia 3 1 0 2 52 58 -6 2
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New Zealand
3 0 0 3 34 82 -48 0

Final

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