1954 Rugby League World Cup Final
|1954Rugby League World Cup Final|
|Date||13 November 1954|
|Stadium||Parc des Princes|
|Man of the Match||Don Robinson File:Great Britain colours.svg|
The 1954 Rugby League World Cup Final was the conclusive game of the 1954 Rugby League World Cup tournament and was played between France and Great Britain on November 13, 1954 at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.
The 1954 Rugby League World Cup was the inaugural staging of the Rugby League World Cup. The tournament was held in the France from 30 October, culminating in the final France and Great Britain on 13 November.
- Scores and results list France's points tally first.
|New Zealand||22||13||30 October||Parc des Princes, Paris||13,240||Group Stage|
|Great Britain||13||13||7 November||Stadium Municipal, Toulouse||37,471||Group Stage|
|Australia||15||5||11 November||Stade Marcel Saupin, Nantes||13,000||Group Stage|
- Scores and results list Great Britain's points tally first.
|Australia||28||13||31 October||Stade de Gerland, Lyon||10,250||Group Stage|
|France||13||13||7 November||Stadium Municipal, Toulouse||37,471||Group Stage|
|New Zealand||26||6||11 November||Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux||14,000||Group Stage|
13 November 1954
|France||12 – 16||Great Britain|
Puig Aubert (3)
Gordon Brown (2)
Gerry Helme (2)
Jimmy Ledgard (2)
The BBC broadcast the whole match live in the UK via the Television Continental Exchange – a rare novelty for the time. France opened the scoring with a penalty Puig-Aubert kick from 45 yards out and played well early in the match, leading early in the second half thanks to a brilliant try from Cantoni. However Great Britain didn't waver, with credit for the win given to a starring role by centre Phil Jackson and the play of their forward pack, as well as the tough match France had played against Australia in Nantes two days earlier. Great Britain defeated France 16–12 and became the first team to lift the World Cup.
- Paddy McAteer (22 December 2010) "Whole World in their Hands" North West Evening Mail
- AAP (15 November 1954). "World Cup to England". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 6. Retrieved 6 October 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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