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Rights Free RLWC 2017 Match Reports & Round 2 Tables

Rights Free Rlwc2017 Match Reports & Round 2 Tables


Fiji and Papua New Guinea all but booked their places in the Rugby League World Cup quarter finals with contrasting victories on Sunday.

The Bati thrashed Wales 72-0 in the second match of the double-header in Cairns, while the Kumuls ground out a gripping 14-6 defeat of Ireland before a capacity crowd at Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

The wins appear to have secured the top spot for Fiji in Pool D and PNG in Pool C unless there is a massive reversal of fortunes in next weekend's third and final round of pool matches.

Assuming they were to retain top place, Fiji would play the second placed team in Pool B , which will be determined by next Saturday's clash between New Zealand and Tonga at Waikato Stadium.

The Kumuls will play the second placed team in Pool A, which is likely to be England after their 29-10 defeat of Lebanon on Saturday night.

The other quarter finals are set to feature:

• * the winner of Pool A (Australia) against the third placed team in Pool B which will be the winner of next Saturday's Samoa-Scotland match in Cairns.

• the winner of Pool B (the winner of New Zealand-Tonga) and the third placed team in Pool A, which is likely to be Lebanon.

In the other match played on Sunday in Townsville, Italy bounced back from last week's loss to Ireland to defeat USA 46-0.

However, Italy will need to beat Fiji in Canberra on Friday night and overcome a huge points differential to edge the Bati from the quarter-finals.

Below are the full tables after the completion of Round 2 RLWC2017 Pool Matches.

Pool A Won Lost Draw For Against Diff Points
Australia 2 0 0 70 10 +60 4
England 1 1 0 33 28 +5 2
Lebanon 1 1 0 39 47 -8 2
France 0 2 0 24 81 -57 0

Pool B Won Lost Draw For Against Diff Points
NZ 2 0 0 112 14 +98 4
Tonga 2 0 0 82 22 +60 4
Samoa 0 2 0 26 70 -44 0
Scotland 0 2 0 10 124 -114 0

Pool C Won Lost Draw For Against Diff Points
PNG 2 0 0 64 12 +52 4
Ireland 1 1 0 42 26 +16 2
Wales 0 2 0 12 112 -100 0

Pool D Won Lost Draw For Against Diff Points
Fiji 2 0 0 130 18 +112 4
Italy 1 1 0 58 36 +22 2
USA 0 2 0 12 104 -92 0

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