Rugby League World Cup round one: The Winners and Losers 

Rugby League World Cup round one: The Winners and Losers 

WINNERS 
Australia = all but secured Group A top spot after beating England.
PNG = big step to a finals spot after belting Wales.
New Zealand = seven-try belting of Samoa.
Fiji = ran in 11 tries against USA.
Ireland = finals hopes increase after big win over Italy.
Lebanon = booked quarter finals spot after beating France. First ever World Cup win.
Tonga = Michael Jennings hat-trick destroys Scotland.

LOSERS
England = gallant effort against Australia.
Wales = outclassed by PNG.
Samoa = next week’s game against Tonga is their big one.
USA = big loss to Fiji.
Italy = huge blow to finals hopes.
France = competitive in Canberra but blown away late.
Scotland = equal biggest loss in round one (46 points).

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