Rugby World Cup , Pool 1 - Brisbane, 31 May 1987, 15:00 local, 05:00 GMT
Australia (21) 47 - 12 (3) United States of America (FT)

Teams

Australia United States of America
Tries Campese, Codey, Leeds 2, Papworth, Slack, Smith, Penalty try Tries Nelson
Cons Lynagh 6 Cons Nelson
Pens Lynagh Pens Nelson
Drops none Drops Horton

Notes

 
Result Australia won by a margin of 35 points
Rugby World Cup points Australia 3, United States of America 1
 
Ground name Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance 8300
 
Referee JB Anderson (Scotland)
 
Australia Test debuts none
United States of America Test debuts AM Ridnell
 
Points scoring rules try 4, conversion 2, penalty goal 3, drop goal 3

Other scores

Rugby World Cup
Fiji 15 - 18 Italy Dunedin