The Rugby World Cup – in which England lost the final – was the UK’s most googled search term of 2019.

Google has revealed its most searched terms of the year, with the tournament in Japan coming top as England climbed through the knock-out stage to lose 32-12 to South Africa in the October final.

England’s impressive summer of sport meant the Cricket World Cup, held across England and Wales, was the second most googled query.

England's Owen Farrell tackles Handre Pollard in the first 10 minutes of the Rugby World Cup final
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England lost the Rugby World Cup at the last hurdle
England have won the Cricket World Cup for the first time
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England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time

The team was luckier than its rugby counterparts, winning the tournament after a nail-biting Super Over against New Zealand in the final.

Sport was not the only thing gripping the nation, with Game Of Thrones coming in as the third most googled query as the eight-year TV drama series came to a controversial close.

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