2007 Churchill Cup

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The 2007 Churchill Cup was held from May 18 to June 2, 2007. It was the fifth year of the Churchill Cup. Six rugby union teams took part: Canada, England Saxons, Ireland A, New Zealand Māori, Scotland A, and the USA.

Format[edit]

Churchill Cup Final, 2007

The teams were split into two pools of three teams each. The winners of the two pools moved on to compete in the overall final, while the two runners-up competed for the Plate, and the two bottom-placed teams contested the Bowl. All of the finals were played on 2 June 2007 at Twickenham.

2007 was the first occasion where the competition was played outside of North America. This was because many players were to be in Europe ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Results[edit]

USA Pool[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 England England Saxons 2 2 0 0 69 6 +63 1 9
2  Scotland A 2 1 0 1 16 27 -11 0 4
3  United States 2 0 0 2 12 64 -52 1 1
2007-05-18
19:45
England Saxons England 51 – 3  United States
Tries: Ojo
Crane (3)
Armitage (2)
Evans
Forster
Dickson
Con: Lamb (3)
(Report) Pen: Malifa
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 6,050
Referee: G. Clancy

2007-05-23
18:00
Scotland A Scotland 13 – 9  United States
Try: Lamont
Con: Ross
Pen: Ross (2)
(Report) Pen: Viljoen (3)
Henley
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: P. Smith

2007-05-28
15:00
England Saxons England 18 – 3  Scotland A
Tries: Paice
Abendanon
Con: Barkley
Pen: Barkley
Mordt
(Report) Pen: MacRae
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 11,100
Referee: C. Pollock

Canada Pool[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Māori 2 2 0 0 109 45 +64 2 10
2 Ireland Ireland A 2 1 0 1 61 70 -9 2 6
3  Canada 2 0 0 2 43 98 -55 0 0
2007-05-19
20:00
Ireland A Ireland 39 – 20  Canada
Tries: Caldwell
Cave
Earls
Hearty
O'Connor
Staunton
Con: Staunton (3)
Pen: Staunton
(Report) Tries: Culpan
van Camp
Con: Pritchard (2)
Pen: Pritchard (2)
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: A. Small

2007-05-25
20:00
Māori  59 – 23  Canada
Tries: Waldrom
Te Whare
Tahana (2)
Horton
Bruce
Kawau
Ellison
Smith
Con: Bruce (6)
(Report) Tries: Kleeberger
Pyke
Carpenter
Con: Pritchard
Pen: Pritchard (2)
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 4,356
Referee: J. Jones

2007-05-29
20:00
Māori  50 – 22 Ireland Ireland A
Tries: Gear (2)
Paku
Ellison
May (2)
Bruce
Con: Ellison (5)
Sweeney
Pen: Ellison
(Report) Tries: Cave (2)
Earls
Gannon
Con: Sexton
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 6,295
Referee: A. MacPherson

Finals[edit]

Bowl Final[edit]

2007-06-02
11:30
Canada  52 – 10  United States
Tries: Stephen (2)
Spicer
Williams (2)
Kleeberger
D. Pletch
Con: Pritchard (7)
Pen: Pritchard
(Report) Tries: MacDonald
Sika
Twickenham, London
Referee: C. Pollock

Plate Final[edit]

2007-06-02
13:45
Scotland A Scotland 21 – 22 Ireland Ireland A
Tries: Lawson
Thom Evans
Con: McRae
Pen: McRae (3)
(report) Tries: Murphy
Wilson
Earls
Con: Sexton
Keatley
Pen: Sexton

Cup Final[edit]

2007-06-02
16:30
England Saxons England 17 – 13  Māori
Tries: Sackey
Voyce
Croft
Con: Barkley
(Report) Tries: Tahana
Kawau
Pen: Ellison
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 8,324
Referee: G. Clancy

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