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2017 Rugby League World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup is one of the four groups in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which began on 27 October and was completed on 12 November 2017. The group comprised hosts Australia as well as England and France. They were joined by the winner of the Middle East-Africa qualifier, Lebanon. The group was one of two weighted groups containing top seeded teams where the top 3 qualify for the quarter finals. Australia, England and Lebanon finished the group stage in these positions.[1]

OverallEdit

Key to colours in pool tables
Advances to knockout stage and qualifies for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 104 10 +94 6
  England 3 2 0 1 69 34 +35 4
  Lebanon 3 1 0 2 39 81 −42 2
  France 3 0 0 3 30 117 −87 0

Australia vs EnglandEdit

27 October 2017
20:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia   18 – 4   England
Tries:
Gillett (23') 1
Slater (29') 1
Dugan (79') 1
Goals:
Smith 3/4
(25', 76' pen, 80')
1st: 10 – 4
2nd: 8 – 0
Report[2]
Tries:
1 (5') McGillvary
Goals:
0/1 Widdop
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 22,724
Referee: Matt Cecchin (Australia)
Man of the Match: Billy Slater (Australia)
Team lists:
FB 1 Billy Slater
WG 2 Dane Gagai
CE 3 Will Chambers
CE 4 Josh Dugan
WG 5 Valentine Holmes
FE 6 Michael Morgan
HB 7 Cooper Cronk
PR 8 Aaron Woods
HK 9 Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10 David Klemmer
SR 11 Boyd Cordner
SR 12 Matt Gillett
LK 13 Jake Trbojevic
Substitutes:
IC 14 Wade Graham
IC 15 Jordan McLean
IC 16 Josh McGuire
IC 17 Tyson Frizell
Coach:
  Mal Meninga
FB 1 Jonny Lomax
WG 2 Jermaine McGillvary
CE 3 Kallum Watkins
CE 4 John Bateman
WG 5 Ryan Hall
FE 6 Gareth Widdop
HB 7 Luke Gale
PR 8 Chris Hill
HK 9 Josh Hodgson
PR 10 James Graham
SR 11 Sam Burgess
SR 12 Elliott Whitehead
LK 13 Sean O’Loughlin (c)
Substitutes:
IC 15 Chris Heighington
IC 16 Thomas Burgess
IC 17 James Roby
IC 18 Ben Currie
Coach:
  Wayne Bennett

France vs LebanonEdit

29 October 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
France   18 – 29   Lebanon
Tries:
Ader (16', 52') 2
Cardace (68') 1
Goals:
Barthau 3/4
(20' pen, 53', 69')
1st: 6 – 12
2nd: 12 – 17
Report[3]
Tries:
2 (40', 80') Robinson
1 (8') Layoun
1 (63') Doueihi
1 (76') Moses
Goals:
4/5 Moses
(9', 40', 64', 77')
Field Goals:
1 (74') Moses
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 5,492
Referee: Gerard Sutton (Australia)
Man of the Match: Mitchell Moses (Lebanon)
Team lists:
FB 1 Mark Kheirallah
WG 2 Fouad Yaha
CE 3 Bastien Ader
CE 4 Damien Cardace
WG 5 Ilias Bergal
FE 6 Theo Fages (c)
HB 7 William Barthau
PR 8 Antoni Maria
HK 9 Éloi Pélissier
PR 10 Julian Bousquet
SR 11 Benjamin Garcia
SR 12 Benjamin Jullien
LK 13 Jason Baitieri
Substitutes:
IC 14 Clément Boyer
IC 15 Nabil Djalout
IC 16 Thibaut Margalet
IC 17 Lucas Albert
Coach:
  Aurelien Cologni
FB 1 Anthony Layoun
WG 2 Travis Robinson
CE 3 James Elias
CE 4 Jason Wehbe
WG 5 Abbas Miski
FE 6 Mitchell Moses
HB 7 Robbie Farah (c)
PR 8 Tim Mannah
HK 17 Andrew Kazzi
PR 14 Mitchell Mamary
SR 16 Jaleel Seve-Derbas
SR 12 Ahmad Ellaz
LK 13 Nick Kassis
Substitutes:
IC 9 Michael Lichaa
IC 10 Alex Twal
IC 15 Elias Sukkar
IC 18 Adam Doueihi
Coach:
  Brad Fittler

Notes:

  • Lebanon's victory over France was their first ever win at a World Cup.[3]

Australia vs FranceEdit

3 November 2017
20:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia   52 – 6   France
Tries:
Graham (12', 15', 31', 66') 4
Munster (43', 74') 2
Dugan (33') 1
Frizell (49') 1
Slater (52') 1
Holmes (78') 1
Goals:
Smith 6/8
(16', 32', 44', 51', 53', 67')
Munster 0/2
1st: 20 – 6
2nd: 32 – 0
Report[4]
Tries:
1 (24') Kheirallah
Goals:
1/1 Marginet
(25')
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 12,293
Referee: Robert Hicks (England)
Man of the Match: Wade Graham (Australia)
Team lists:
FB 1 Billy Slater
WG 2 Tom Trbojevic
CE 3 Will Chambers
CE 4 Josh Dugan
WG 5 Josh Mansour
FE 6 Michael Morgan
HB 14 Cameron Munster
PR 8 Jordan McLean
HK 9 Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
SR 11 Wade Graham
SR 12 Tyson Frizell
LK 13 Josh McGuire
Substitutes:
IC 15 Felise Kaufusi
IC 16 Aaron Woods
IC 17 David Klemmer
IC 18 Valentine Holmes
Coach:
  Mal Meninga
FB 1 Mark Kheirallah
WG 2 Fouad Yaha
CE 3 Bastien Ader
CE 4 Olivier Arnaud
WG 5 Ilias Bergal
FE 6 Rémy Marginet
HB 7 Theo Fages (c)
PR 13 Jason Baitieri
HK 17 John Boudebza
PR 10 Julian Bousquet
SR 11 Benjamin Garcia
SR 12 Benjamin Jullien
LK 15 Mickaël Rouch
Substitutes:
IC 8 Maxime Hérold
IC 9 Éloi Pélissier
IC 14 Thibaut Margalet
IC 16 Romain Navarrete
Coach:
  Aurelien Cologni

England vs LebanonEdit

4 November 2017
20:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
England   29 – 10   Lebanon
Tries:
Watkins (9') 1
McGillvary (25') 1
Hall (28') 1
Currie (32') 1
T. Burgess (56') 1
Goals:
Widdop 4/5
(11', 26', 33', 57')
Field Goals:
Widdop (80') 1
1st: 22 – 6
2nd: 7 – 4
Report[5]
Tries:
1 (18') Kassis
1 (76') Wehbe
Goals:
1/2 Moses
(19')
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 10,237
Referee: Ben Thaler (England)
Man of the Match: Josh Hodgson (England)
Team lists:
FB 21 Stefan Ratchford
WG 2 Jermaine McGillvary
CE 3 Kallum Watkins
CE 4 John Bateman
WG 5 Ryan Hall
FE 6 Gareth Widdop
HB 7 Luke Gale
PR 8 Chris Hill
HK 9 Josh Hodgson
PR 10 James Graham
SR 11 Ben Currie
SR 12 Elliott Whitehead
LK 13 Sean O’Loughlin (c)
Substitutes:
IC 14 Alex Walmsley
IC 15 Chris Heighington
IC 16 Thomas Burgess
IC 18 George Williams
Coach:
  Wayne Bennett
FB 1 Daniel Abou-Sleiman
WG 2 Travis Robinson
CE 3 Bilal Maarbani
CE 4 Adam Doueihi
WG 5 Abbas Miski
FE 6 Mitchell Moses
HB 7 Robbie Farah (c)
PR 8 Tim Mannah
HK 16 Jamie Clark
PR 14 Mitchell Mamary
SR 10 Alex Twal
SR 12 Ahmad Ellaz
LK 13 Nick Kassis
Substitutes:
IC 9 Michael Lichaa
IC 15 Ray Moujalli
IC 17 Jason Wehbe
IC 18 Elias Sukkar
Coach:
  Brad Fittler

Australia vs LebanonEdit

11 November 2017
20:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia   34 – 0   Lebanon
Tries:
Munster (9', 50') 2
Maloney (25') 1
Cordner (55') 1
Gagai (76') 1
T. Trbojevic (79') 1
Goals:
Maloney 4/4
(52', 56', 78', 80')
Smith 1/2
(26')
1st: 10 – 0
2nd: 24 – 0
Report[6]
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 21,127
Referee: James Child (England)
Man of the Match: Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Australia)
Team lists:
FB 1 Valentine Holmes
WG 2 Dane Gagai
CE 3 Tom Trbojevic
CE 4 Cameron Munster
WG 5 Josh Mansour
FE 6 James Maloney
HB 7 Cooper Cronk
PR 8 Aaron Woods
HK 9 Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10 David Klemmer
SR 11 Boyd Cordner
SR 12 Matt Gillett
LK 13 Felise Kaufusi
Substitutes:
IC 14 Ben Hunt
IC 15 Jordan McLean
IC 16 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
IC 17 Wade Graham
Coach:
  Mal Meninga
FB 1 Anthony Layoun
WG 19 Danny Barakat
CE 3 James Elias
CE 4 Adam Doueihi
WG 5 Abbas Miski
FE 6 Mitchell Moses
HB 7 Robbie Farah (c)
PR 8 Tim Mannah
HK 9 Michael Lichaa
PR 15 Ray Moujalli
SR 11 Chris Saab
SR 12 Ahmad Ellaz
LK 16 Jamie Clark
Substitutes:
IC 10 Alex Twal
IC 14 Mitchell Mamary
IC 17 Andrew Kazzi
IC 17 Jason Wehbe
Coach:
  Brad Fittler

England vs FranceEdit

12 November 2017
18:00 AWST (UTC+8)
England   36 – 6   France
Tries:
McGillvary (42', 64') 2
Widdop (3') 1
Ratchford (6') 1
Graham (9') 1
Percival (23') 1
Bateman (29') 1
Goals:
Widdop 4/7
(4', 7', 10', 43')
1st: 26 – 6
2nd: 10 – 0
Report[7]
Tries:
1 (34') Garcia
Goals:
1/1 Albert
(35')
Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 14,744
Referee: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Gareth Widdop (England)
Team lists:
FB 1 Gareth Widdop
WG 2 Stefan Ratchford
CE 3 Mark Percival
CE 4 John Bateman
WG 5 Jermaine McGillvary
FE 6 Kevin Brown
HB 7 Luke Gale
PR 8 Chris Hill
HK 9 James Roby
PR 10 James Graham
SR 11 Ben Currie
SR 12 Mike McMeeken
LK 13 Sean O’Loughlin (c)
Substitutes:
IC 14 Alex Walmsley
IC 15 Thomas Burgess
IC 16 Scott Taylor
IC 17 George Williams
Coach:
  Wayne Bennett
FB 1 Mark Kheirallah
WG 2 Fouad Yaha
CE 3 Bastien Ader
CE 12 Benjamin Jullien
WG 5 Ilias Bergal
FE 6 Theo Fages (c)
HB 7 Lucas Albert
PR 8 Antoni Maria
HK 9 John Boudebza
PR 16 Maxime Hérold
SR 11 Benjamin Garcia
SR 10 Julian Bousquet
LK 13 Jason Baitieri
Substitutes:
IC 14 Romain Navarrete
IC 15 Thibaut Margalet
IC 19 Mickaël Rouch
IC 20 Nabil Djalout
Coach:
  Aurelien Cologni

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2017 draw: Every game, every venue". The Courier Mail. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ Marmont, Andrew (28 October 2017). "Aussies edge England in Cup opener". NRL.com. Archived from the original on 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  3. ^ a b Kroiter, Jon (29 October 2017). "Moses inspires Lebanon to win over France". NRL.com.
  4. ^ Gabor, Martin (3 November 2017). "French fried by Graham masterclass". NRL.com.
  5. ^ Newton, Alicia (4 November 2017). "England outclass Lebanon in Sydney". NRL.com.
  6. ^ http://www.rlwc2017.com/news/match-report-australia-v-lebanon
  7. ^ http://www.rlwc2017.com/news/match-report-england-v-france

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