4 Nov 2022
Matches in Pictures: France 154-6 Wales & Scotland 41-62 USA
Relive all the action as the defending champions laid down a marker in Sheffield and debutants USA beat the Bravehearts
By Megan Armitage at EIS Sheffield
France fell just short of beating their own world record winning margin in a comprehensive 154-6 demolition of Wales.
The reigning champions began their quest for a 'threepeat' in emphatic fashion at the EIS Sheffield, registering an incredible 27 tries with Lionel Alazard roaring into rugby league folklore with the most points ever scored by an individual in a World Cup match with 50.
Relive all the action after the second wheelchair double header in as many days saw Group B get underway in the Steel City.
The USA sent out a strong message with their 12-try 62-41 win over Scotland, player of the match Mackenzie Johnson and captain Jeff Townsend claiming four apiece in a hard-fought battle with the Bravehearts.
Relive all the action from the day's second thrilling clash from Sheffield.
The Rugby League World Cup promises to be the biggest, best and most inclusive event in the sport’s 127-year history with men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams competing in 61 games across 21 venues throughout England. Tickets are available via rlwc2021.com/tickets