Rugby League - International Competitions

World Cup

Four Nations

Youth World Cup (U16)

Women′s World Cup

World Club Challenge

Rugby League World Sevens

Super League World Nines


World Cup

The number of competing nations rose from four in 1954 to ten in 1995. Since 2000 only the best nations qualify automatically all other teams had to play a qualification before.

 

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1954, Oct 30 - Nov 13 Paris FRA GBR 16:12 FRA AUS
1957, Jun 15-25 Brisbane, Sydney AUS AUS ----- GBR NZL
1960, Sep 24 - Oct 08 Bradford, Leeds, Swinton, Wigan GBR GBR ----- AUS NZL
1968, May 25 - Jun 10 Sydney AUS AUS 20:2 FRA GBR
1970, Oct 21 - Nov 08 Leeds GBR AUS 12:7 GBR FRA
1972, Oct 28 - Nov 11 Lyon FRA GBR 10:10aet AUS FRA
1975, Mar 02 - Nov 06 home & away AUS ----- ENG WAL
1977, May 29 - Jun 25 Sydney AUS AUS 13:12 GBR NZL
1985, Jul 07 - 1988, Oct 09 home & away AUS 25:12 NZL GBR
1989, Jul 23 - 1992, Oct 24 home & away AUS 10:6 GBR NZL
1995, Oct 07 - 28 London GBR AUS 16:8 ENG -----
2000, Oct 28 - Nov 25 Manchester GBR AUS 40:12 NZL -----
2008, Oct 25 - Nov 22 Brisbane AUS NZL 34:20 AUS -----
2013, Oct 26 - Nov 30 Manchester GBR AUS 34:2 NZL -----

1972: An additional twenty minutes extra time was played in the final, but no further score resulted, and Great Britain were awarded the cup by virtue of a better position in the table.
1985: Conversely, FRA was unable to fulfil their 1987 tour of Australasia due to financial difficulties, and had to forfeit away fixtures against AUS, NZL and PNG. The two top teams on the table AUS and NZL met in the World Cup final in Auckland NZL.
1989: The two top teams on the table AUS and GBR met in the World Cup final in London GBR.

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Four Nations

The Four Nations replaced the Tri Nations tournament adding a fourth team to the three top teams AUS, ENG and NZL since 2009 onwards. The fourth team is the winner of the European Cup if the tournament will be played in the northern hemisphere and the winner of the Pacific Cup if the tournament will be organized in the southern hemisphere respectively.

 

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1999, Oct 15 - Nov 01 Auckland NZL AUS 22:20 NZL GBR
2004, Oct 16 - Nov 27 Leeds GBR AUS 44:4 GBR NZL
2005, Oct 15 - Nov 26 Leeds GBR NZL 24:0 AUS GBR
2006, Oct 14 - Nov 25 Sydney AUS AUS 16:12 NZL GBR
2009, Oct 23 - Nov 14 Leeds ENG AUS 46:16 ENG NZL
2010, Oct 23 - Nov 13 Brisbane AUS NZL 16:12 AUS ENG
2011, Oct 28 - Nov 19 Leeds ENG AUS 30:8 ENG NZL
2014, Oct 25 - Nov 15 Wellington NZL NZL 22:18 AUS ENG
2016, Oct 28 - Nov 20 Liverpool ENG AUS 34:8 NZL ENG

2006: The final was decided in extra time after „golden point”.

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Youth World Cup (U16)

 

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2005, Sep 23 - Oct 01 Moskva RUS AUS 62:6 FRA PNG

Women′s World Cup

 

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2000, Nov 07-24 Warrington GBR NZL 26:4 GBR AUS
2003, Sep 28 - Oct 12 Auckland NZL NZL Kiwi Ferns 58:0 NZL Maori -----
2008, Nov 06-16 Brisbane AUS NZL 34:0 AUS -----
2013, Jul 05-14 Leeds ENG AUS 22:12 NZL ENG

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World Club Challenge

The World Club Challenge is a match played between the champions of the Australian National Rugby League and the English Super League annually since 2000.
Predecessors:
Until 1994 the matches were played between the current champions of NSWRL Premiership and RFL Premiership. Only in 1997 the competition was inflated to all 22 clubs of the Australian and English Super Leagues.

 

Venue

Winner

Final

Runner-up

1976, Jun 29 Sydney Eastern Suburbs Roosters AUS 25:2 St. Helens RLC ENG
1977 - 1986
not played

1987, Oct 07 Wigan Wigan RLFC ENG 8:2 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles AUS
1988
not played

1989, Oct 04 Manchester Widnes RLFC ENG 30:18 Canberra Raiders AUS
1990
not played

1991, Oct 02 Liverpool Wigan RLFC ENG 21:4 Penrith Panthers AUS
1992, Oct 31 Wigan Brisbane Broncos AUS 22:8 Wigan RLFC ENG
1993
not played

1994, Jun 01 Brisbane Wigan RLFC ENG 20:14 Brisbane Broncos AUS
1995 - 1996
not played

1997, Oct 17 Auckland NZL Brisbane Broncos AUS 36:12 Hunter Mariners AUS
1998 - 1999
not played

2000, Jan 22 Wigan Melbourne Storm AUS 44:6 St. Helens RLC ENG
2001, Jan 26 Bolton St. Helens RLC ENG 20:18 Brisbane Broncos AUS
2002, Jan 25 Huddersfield Bradford Bulls ENG 41:26 Newcastle Knights AUS
2003, Feb 14 Bolton Sydney Roosters AUS 38:0 St. Helens RLC ENG
2004, Feb 13 Huddersfield Bradford Bulls ENG 22:4 Penrith Panthers AUS
2005, Feb 04 Leeds Leeds Rhinos ENG 39:32 Canterbury Bulldogs AUS
2006, Feb 03 Huddersfield Bradford Bulls ENG 30:10 Wests Tigers AUS
2007, Feb 23 Bolton St. Helens RLC ENG 18:14 Brisbane Broncos AUS
2008, Feb 29 Leeds Leeds Rhinos ENG 11:4 Melbourne Storm AUS
2009, Mar 01 Leeds Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles AUS 28:20 Leeds Rhinos ENG
2010, Feb 28 Leeds Melbourne Storm AUS 18:10 Leeds Rhinos ENG
2011, Feb 27 Wigan St. George Illawarra AUS 21:15 Wigan Warriors ENG
2012, Feb 17 Leeds Leeds Rhinos ENG 26:12 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles AUS
2013, Feb 22 Leeds Melbourne Storm AUS 18:14 Leeds Rhinos ENG
2014, Feb 22 Sydney Sydney Roosters 36:14 Wigan Warriors
2015, Feb 22 St. Helens South Sydney Rabbitohs AUS 39:0 St. Helens RFC ENG
2016, Feb 21 Leeds North Queensland Cowboys AUS 38:4 Leeds Rhinos ENG

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Rugby League World Sevens

The World Sevens was a pre-season rugby league sevens first held in 1988 for New South Wales teams only. Since 1992 also teams from outside Australia took place at the tournament which was ceased after founding of the RLIF. Later it came back as RLIF World Sevens but was not continued since 2004.
It was held in Parramatta until 1991 and then in Sydney (except the opening day 1995 in Brisbane, 1996 in Parramatta).

Rugby League World Sevens

 

Winner

Final

Runner-up

1992, Feb 07-09 Wigan Warriors GBR 18: 6 Brisbane Broncos AUS
1993, Feb 05-07 Eastern Suburbs Roosters AUS 18:12 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles AUS
1994, Feb 04-06 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles AUS 44:12 St. George Dragons AUS
1995, Feb 04-05 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles AUS 36:12 Fiji Batis FIJ
1996, Feb 03-04 Newcastle Knights AUS 48:18 North Sydney Bears AUS
1997, Feb 08-09 Parramatta Eels AUS 32:22 North Sydney Bears AUS

RLIF World Sevens

 

Winner

Final

Runner-up

2003, Feb 01-02 Parramatta Eels AUS 42:18 England
2004, Jan 24-25 Wests Tigers AUS 18: 7 Parramatta Eels AUS

Super League World Nines

During the „rugby war” the Super League created the Super League World Nines as a counterpart to the Rugby League World Sevens. After the founding of the RLIF continuation was decided starting from January 2002, but ultimately did not take place.

 

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1996, Feb 22-24 Suva FIJ NZL 26:10 PNG AUS
1997, Jan 31 - Feb 02 Townsville AUS NZL 16:0 SAM -----

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Last modified: 08.12.16