2008 Rugby League World Cup Group C

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2008 Rugby League World Cup Group C was one of the three groups of teams that competed in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup tournament's group stage. Group C consisted of three teams: Ireland, Tonga and Samoa. After all teams played had each other once, only Ireland advanced to 2008 Rugby League World Cup knockout stage.

Group C[edit]

Tonga vs Ireland[edit]

27 October 2008
Ireland  20 – 22  Tonga
Try: Blanch 26' m, 51' m, 67' c
Platt 30' c
Goal: Richards (2)
(report) Try: Jennings 10' c
Vuna 36' m
Uaisele 59' c
Tonga 74' m
Goal: Taufa'ao (2)
Williams
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 6,165
Referee/s: Steve Ganson England

Samoa vs Tonga[edit]

31 October 2008
Tonga  12 – 20  Samoa
Try: Jennings
Leo-Latu
Goal: Williams (2)
(report) Try: Meli
Vagana
Utai
Carmont
Goal: Roberts
CUA Stadium, Penrith
Attendance: 11,787
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne Australia

Ireland vs Samoa[edit]

5 November 2008
Ireland  34 – 16  Samoa
Try: Pat Richards 12', 43', 79'
Simon Finnigan 14'
Sean Gleeson 19'
Liam Finn 71'
Goal: Pat Richards (5)
(report) Try: Nigel Vagana 25'
Misi Taulapapa 35'
David Solomona 75'
Goal: Ben Roberts (2)
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 8,067
Referee/s: Thierry Alibert France
Man of the Match: Pat Richards

Final standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Ireland 2 1 0 1 54 38 16 2
 Tonga 2 1 0 1 34 40 -6 2
 Samoa 2 1 0 1 36 46 -10 2

In the 2008 Rugby League World Cup knockout stage Ireland played in the qualifying final while Tonga and Samoa played for 7th and 9th place respectively.

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