THE INDEPENDENT STUDENT RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP 1999
What a festival of rugby league! The Independent Student Rugby League World Cup 1999 was a memorable fortnight of tremendous action and excitement. Many treasured and lasting memories will have been made of the event, won impressively by New Zealand, but contributed enormously to by all who take part.
- The pool stage matches took place on Sunday
3rd, Wednesday 6th and the weekend of 9th/10th October.
Cardiff Pool - Wales 72 - 12 Canada * New Zealand 88 - 0 Canada * New Zealand 46 - 10 Wales
Glasgow Pool - Scotland 26 - 26 South Africa * England 34 - 18 South Africa * England 20 - 4 Scotland
Belfast Pool - Ireland 50 - 0 USA * Australia 74 - 2 USA * Australia 40 - 10 Ireland
* Points Difference - there was a limit of 60 points per match on points difference** South Africa qualified for the Bowl ahead of Scotland on the basis of a greater number of points scored.
The second phase of the tournament began on Wednesday 13th October with the semi-finals. The finals and play-offs took place on Saturday 16th October, and the following day, the culmination of a fortnight’s intense and exciting rugby league saw the World Cup Play-Off and the World Cup Final itself.
World Plate Semi-Finals - Japan 10 - 70 Scotland * USA 12 - 16 Canada
World Plate Play-Off - Japan 16 - 46 USA
World Plate Final -
Scotland 26 - 16 Canada
World Bowl Play-Off - South Africa 24 - 26 Wales
World Bowl Final - Russia 25 - 24 Ireland
World Cup Semi-Finals - England 10 - 7 France * Australia 14 - 25 New Zealand
World Cup Play-Off - France 0 - 78 Australia
World Cup Final
England 16 - 46 New Zealand (at The Boulevard, Hull)
An estimated crowd of 1,500 turned up at The
Boulevard to enjoy the climax of the competition on Sunday 17th October.
After witnessing a sensational performance from the rampant Australians in
the 3rd and 4th place play off, and also a very entertaining Hull Schools
'World Cup' match which served as a curtain raiser, the crowd settled down
in anticipation of a titanic battle between the favourites, New Zealand, and
the home team, England.
Student Rugby League World Cup performances - Nation by Nation
Here is a table of performances of every side who have played in Student Rugby League World Cup tournaments. Please note that whilst there was a limit of 60 points per match on points difference in the tournament itself, for the purposes of the following, the actual scores of games will be recorded.
No* = Number of tournaments