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Check out all the results and points-scorers from the seven matches in the first week of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Fiji won as expected, the latter four all putting on plenty of points.

Lebanon and France were locked at 18-18 late in their contest before the Cedars pulled away for a 29-18 victory.

The big upset of the opening weekend came in the early game in Cairns where the Ireland Wolfhounds stunned a high-quality Italy Azzurri side 36-12.




Australia v England

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Australia Kangaroos 18 (Matt Gillett, Billy Slater, Josh Dugan tries; Cameron Smith 2 conversions, penalty).

England Lions 4 (Jermaine McGillvray try)

Halftime: 10-4 Kangaroos.

Referee: Matt Cecchin (Australia).

Crowd: 22,724.


Papua New Guinea v Wales

Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea Kumuls 50 (David Mead 3, Rhyse Martin 2, Nene Macdonald, Kato Ottio, Wellington Albert, Justin Olam, Paul Aiton tries; Rhyse Martin 5 conversions).

Wales Dragons 6 (Regan Grace try; Courtney Davies conversion).

Halftime: 26-0 Kumuls.

Referee: Ben Cummins (Australia).

Crowd: 14,800.


New Zealand v Samoa

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

New Zealand Kiwis 38 (Jordan Rapana, Shaun Johnson, Brad Takairangi, Kodi Nikorima, Isaac Liu, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Nelson Asofa-Solomona tries; Shaun Johnson 5 conversions).

Toa Samoa 8 (Ken Maumalo, Joseph Paulo tries).

Halftime: 10-4 Kiwis.

Referee: James Child (England).

Crowd: 17,857.


Fiji v United States

1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville

Fiji Bati 58 (Taane Milne 2, Kevin Naiquama 2, Suliasi Vunivalu 2, Akuila Uate, Kane Evans, Jarryd Hayne, Viliame Kikau, Henry Raiwalui tries; Apisai Koroisau six conversions).

United States Hawks 12 (Matt Shipway, Junior Vaivai tries; Bureta Faraimo 2 conversions).

Halftime: 36-6 Bati.

Referee: Henry Perenara (New Zealand).

Crowd: 5103.


Lebanon v France

GIO Stadium, Canberra

Lebanon Cedars 29 (Travis Robinson 2, Anthony Layoun, Adam Doueihi, Mitchell Moses tries; Mitchell Moses 4 conversions, field goal).

France Chanticleers 18 (Bastien Ader 2, Damien Cardace tries; William Barthau 3 conversions).

Halftime: 12-6 Cedars.


Italy v Ireland

Barlow Park, Cairns

Ireland Wolfhounds 36 (Liam Kay 2, George King, Kyle Amor, Michael Morgan, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook tries; Liam Finn 5 conversions, penalty).

Italy Azzurri 12 (Justin Castellaro, Nathan Milone tries; Josh Mantellato 2 conversions).

Halftime: 20-6 Wolfhounds.

Referee: Grant Atkins (Australia).

Crowd: 9216.


Tonga v Scotland

Barlow Park, Cairns

Mate Ma’a Tonga 50 (Michael Jennings 3, Daniel Tupou 2, Jason Taumalolo, Sika Manu, Peni Terepo, Ata Hingano tries; Sio Siua Taukeiaho 6 conversions; Ata Hingano conversion).

Scotland Bravehearts 4 (Danny Addy try).

Halftime: 38-0 Tonga.

Referee: Phil Bentham (England).

Crowd: 9216.

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