The 1975 Rugby League World Cup (also known as the World Championship and sometimes referred to as the World Series) was the seventh staging of rugby league football's World Cup tournament. The format differed radically from that employed in previous competitions; no one country hosted the matches, which were spread out in a 'world series' hosted by each of the participating nations over a period of just over eight months. Each team had to play the others on a ‘home and away’ basis.
Great Britain were split up into separate England and Wales teams, taking advantage of a glut of Welsh talent in the British game at the time.
No final was held, with Australia being deemed the champions by virtue of finishing on top of the table with England coming in second.
During the course of the series Australia had not beaten England to win the cup so a final challenge was arranged with Australia running out 25-0 winners.
1975 World Cup Results
France beat Wales: 14 - 7 at Toulouse. Attendance: 7,563
England beat France: 20 - 2 at Headingley, Leeds. Attendance: 10,842
Australia beat New Zealand: 36 - 8 at Brisbane. Attendance: 10,000
Wales beat England: 12 - 7 at Brisbane. Attendance: 6,000
Australia beat Wales: 30 - 13 at Sydney. Attendance: 25, 386
New Zealand beat France: 27 - 0 at Christchurch. Attendance: 2,500
New Zealand drew with England: 17 - 17 at Auckland. Attendance: 12,000
Australia beat France: 26 - 6 at Brisbane. Attendance: 9,000
Australia drew with England: 10 - 10 at Sydney. Attendance: 33,858
New Zealand beat Wales: 13 - 8 at Auckland. Attendance: 9,368
England beat Wales: 22 - 16 at Warrington. Attendance: 5,034
Australia beat New Zealand: 24 - 8 at Auckland. Attendance: 20,000
England beat France: 48 - 2 at Bordeaux. Attendance: 1,581
France drew with New Zealand: 12 - 12 at Marseille. Attendance: 18,000
Australia beat Wales: 18 - 6 at Swansea. Attendance: 11,112
England beat New Zealand: 27 - 12 at Bradford. Attendance: 5,937
Australia beat France: 41 - 2 at Perpignan. Attendance: 10,440
England beat Australia: 16 - 13 at Wigan. Attendance: 9,393
Wales beat New Zealand: 25 - 24 at Swansea. Attendance: 2,645
Wales beat France: 23 - 2 at Salford. Attendance: 2,247