2010–11 British and Irish Cup

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2010–11 British and Irish Cup
Tournament details
Countries  England
Ireland Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Date October 2010 - May 2011
Tournament statistics
Teams 24
Matches played 67
Attendance 81,295 (1,213 per match)
Tries scored 388 (5.79 per match)
Top point scorer(s) James Pritchard (Bedford Blues)
(128 points)[1]
Top try scorer(s) Handre Schmidt (Bedford Blues)
(11 tries)[2]
Final
Venue Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance 4,375
Champions England Bristol Rugby (1st title)
Runner-up England Bedford Blues
2009–10 (Previous) (Next) 2011–12

The 2010–11 British and Irish Cup was the 2nd season of the annual rugby union competition for second tier, semi-professional clubs from Britain and Ireland. First round matches began on Friday 15 October 2010 and the final was held on Saturday 7 May 2011.

Defending champions Cornish Pirates were unable to make it out of the pool stages. Bristol lifted the cup, narrowly defeating Bedford Blues 17-14 in the first all-English final.

Teams[edit]

The allocation of teams was as follows:

England England Ireland Ireland Scotland Scotland Wales Wales

Competition format[edit]

The teams were divided into four pools of six, playing over five weekends during the Autumn International and Six Nations windows. The four pool winners and runners-up contested a knock-out stage, with quarter-finals on 5 or 6 March, semi-finals on 23 March and the final on 7 May.

Pool stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TB LB Pts
England Worcester Warriors 5 4 0 1 175 87 88 22 3 0 19
Ireland Leinster A 5 4 0 1 138 117 21 18 3 0 19
England Cornish Pirates 5 3 0 2 175 108 67 23 4 1 17
Wales Newport 5 3 0 2 121 159 -38 16 3 1 16
England Plymouth Albion 5 1 0 4 76 144 -68 9 1 0 5
Scotland Currie 5 0 0 5 104 174 -70 11 0 2 2
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
17 October 2010
14:30
Newport Wales 28 – 33 Ireland Leinster A
Stats
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 881

11 December 2010
13:00
Worcester Warriors England 58 – 10 Wales Newport
Stats
Sixways
Attendance: 2,844

11 December 2010
14:00
Leinster A Ireland 25 – 16 England Plymouth Albion
Stats
Greystones RFC
Attendance: 500

11 December 2010
15:00
Cornish Pirates England 54 – 31 Scotland Currie
Stats
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 923

19 December 2010
14:00
Cornish Pirates England 43 – 12 Ireland Leinster A
Stats
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,026

14 January 2011
19:30
Currie Scotland 23 – 25 Wales Newport
Stats
Malleny Park
Attendance: 600

16 January 2011
13:00
Leinster A Ireland 38 – 23 England Worcester Warriors
Stats
Donnybrook
Attendance: 485

16 January 2011
14:00
Cornish Pirates England 34 – 3 England Plymouth Albion
Stats
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,207

21 January 2011
19:15
Newport Wales 34 – 32 England Cornish Pirates
Stats
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 697

22 January 2011
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 34 – 11 England Plymouth Albion
Stats
Sixways
Attendance: 3,830

23 January 2011
14:00
Leinster A Ireland 30 – 7 Scotland Currie
Stats
Donnybrook
Attendance: 530

25 January 2011
19:45
Plymouth Albion England 13 – 24 Wales Newport
Stats
The Brickfields
Attendance: 762

9 February 2011
19:30
Currie Scotland 16 – 32 England Worcester Warriors
Stats
Watsonians RFC
Attendance: 400

26 February 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion England 33 – 27 Scotland Currie
Stats
The Brickfields
Attendance: 921

26 February 2011
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 28 – 12 England Cornish Pirates
Stats
Sixways
Attendance: 4,042

Pool B[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TB LB Pts
England Bristol 5 4 0 1 161 95 66 22 3 0 19
Wales Llanelli 5 4 0 1 123 66 57 14 2 0 18
Ireland Munster A 5 3 0 2 149 79 70 18 2 1 15
England Nottingham 5 2 0 3 128 103 25 18 3 2 13
Scotland Melrose 5 2 0 3 104 147 -43 11 1 1 10
England Esher 5 0 0 5 46 221 -175 3 0 1 1
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
15 October 2010
19:30
Munster A Ireland 13 – 15 Wales Llanelli
Stats
Waterford Sports Ground
Attendance: 1,500

10 December 2010
19:45
Bristol England 23 – 37 England Nottingham
Stats
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 1,912

11 December 2010
14:00
Melrose Scotland 14 – 47 Ireland Munster A
Stats
The Greenyards
Attendance: 1,017

11 December 2010
15:00
Esher England 14 – 33 Wales Llanelli
Stats
Molesey Road
Attendance: 812

3 January 2011
14:00
Melrose Scotland 24 – 18 England Esher
Stats
The Greenyards
Attendance: 600

14 January 2011
19:45
Esher England 5 – 55 England Bristol
Stats
Molesey Road
Attendance: 719

14 January 2011
19:45
Nottingham England 14 – 15 Ireland Munster A
Stats
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 3,189

15 January 2011
13:30
Llanelli Wales 24 – 9 Scotland Melrose
Stats

21 January 2011
19:30
Munster A Ireland 64 – 9 England Esher
Stats
Garryowen RFC
Attendance: 500

23 January 2011
15:00
Bristol England 27 – 17 Wales Llanelli
Stats
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,228

23 January 2011
15:00
Nottingham England 29 – 31 Scotland Melrose
Stats
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 913

22 February 2011
19:45
Bristol England 27 – 10 Ireland Munster A
Stats
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,364

23 February 2011
19:30
Llanelli Wales 34 – 3 England Nottingham
Stats

26 February 2011
14:00
Melrose Scotland 26 – 29 England Bristol
Stats
The Greenyards
Attendance: 594

26 February 2011
15:00
Esher England 0 – 45 England Nottingham
Stats
Molesey Road
Attendance: 200

Pool C[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TB LB Pts
England Bedford Blues 5 5 0 0 164 66 98 18 3 0 23
England Moseley 5 4 0 1 117 113 4 16 2 0 18
Wales Neath 5 3 0 2 78 76 2 9 0 2 14
England London Welsh 5 2 0 3 93 99 -6 14 1 2 11
Ireland Ulster Ravens 5 1 0 4 109 128 -19 13 1 2 7
Wales Swansea 5 0 0 5 61 140 -79 7 0 2 2
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
16 October 2010
14:30
Swansea Wales 12 – 32 Ireland Ulster Ravens
Stats
St Helens
Attendance: 1,200

11 December 2010
14:00
London Welsh England 21 – 24 England Moseley
Stats
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 675

11 December 2010
15:00
Bedford Blues England 36 – 22 Ireland Ulster Ravens
Stats
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,105

14 January 2011
19:00
Ulster Ravens Ireland 20 – 25 Wales Neath
Stats
Instonians RFC
Attendance: 400

15 January 2011
15:00
Bedford Blues England 44 – 14 England London Welsh
Stats
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,416

15 January 2011
15:00
Moseley England 28 – 22 Wales Swansea
Stats
Billesley Common
Attendance: 429

19 January 2011
19:30
Neath Wales 6 – 13 England Bedford Blues
Stats
The Gnoll
Attendance: 1,000

22 January 2011
14:00
London Welsh England 29 – 11 Ireland Ulster Ravens
Stats
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 785

22 January 2011
15:00
Moseley England 24 – 18 Wales Neath
Stats
Billesley Common
Attendance: 526

8 February 2011
19:15
Swansea Wales 9 – 43 England Bedford Blues
Stats
St Helens
Attendance: 800

15 February 2011
19:30
Swansea Wales 12 – 15 Wales Neath
Stats
St Helens
Attendance: 250

23 February 2011
14:00
Ulster Ravens Ireland 24 – 26 England Moseley
Stats

25 February 2011
19:15
Neath Wales 14 – 7 England London Welsh
Stats
The Gnoll
Attendance: 1,000

26 February 2011
15:00
Bedford Blues England 28 – 15 England Moseley
Stats
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,908

27 February 2011
14:00
London Welsh England 22 – 6 Wales Swansea
Stats
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 237

Pool D[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TB LB Pts
Wales Pontypridd 5 5 0 0 140 80 60 18 3 0 23
Scotland Ayr 5 3 1 1 93 101 -8 13 0 0 14
England Doncaster 5 2 0 3 142 128 14 15 1 2 11
England Birmingham & Solihull 5 2 0 3 95 90 5 13 1 2 11
Wales Llandovery 5 2 0 3 92 106 -14 9 0 1 9
England Rotherham 5 0 1 4 83 140 -57 13 1 0 3
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match
16 October 2010
14:30
Llandovery Wales 18 – 28 Wales Pontypridd
Stats
Church Bank
Attendance: 1,200

11 December 2010
14:00
Rotherham England 17 – 34 Wales Llandovery
Stats
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 350

12 December 2010
12:30
Pontypridd Wales 33 – 12 Scotland Ayr
Stats
The Memorial Ground
Attendance: 1,000

9 January 2011
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull England 35 – 29 England Doncaster
Stats
Damson Park
Attendance: 317

15 January 2011
14:30
Pontypridd Wales 21 – 12 England Rotherham
Stats
Sardis Road
Attendance: 2,050

15 January 2011
15:00
Llandovery Wales 6 – 27 England Doncaster
Stats
Church Bank

16 January 2011
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull England 12 – 18 Scotland Ayr
Stats
Damson Park
Attendance: 350

22 January 2011
14:00
Rotherham England 20 – 20 Scotland Ayr
Stats
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 587

22 January 2011
14:30
Doncaster England 23 – 35 Wales Pontypridd
Stats
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,227

25 January 2011
19:45
Pontypridd Wales 23 – 15 England Birmingham & Solihull
Stats
Sardis Road
Attendance: 1,200

12 February 2011
12:00
Ayr Scotland 20 – 19 Wales Llandovery
Stats
Millbrae
Attendance: 670

14 February 2011
15:00
Llandovery Wales 15 – 14 England Birmingham & Solihull
Stats
Church Bank
Attendance: 200

15 February 2011
19:30
Doncaster England 46 – 29 England Rotherham
Stats
Castle Park
Attendance: 864

26 February 2011
12:00
Ayr Scotland 23 – 17 England Doncaster
Stats
Millbrae
Attendance: 860

27 February 2011
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull England 19 – 5 England Rotherham
Stats
Damson Park
Attendance: 300

Knock-out stages[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

The four pool winners and the four runners up proceeded to the knock out stages. The best four qualifiers (pool winners) had home advantage in the quarter finals.

Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TB LB Pts
Pool C Winner England Bedford Blues 5 5 0 0 164 66 98 18 3 0 23
Pool D Winner Wales Pontypridd 5 5 0 0 140 80 60 18 3 0 23
Pool A Winner England Worcester Warriors 5 4 0 1 175 87 88 22 3 0 19
Pool B Winner England Bristol 5 4 0 1 161 95 66 22 3 0 19
Pool A Runner-up Ireland Leinster A 5 4 0 1 138 117 21 18 3 0 19
Pool B Runner-up Wales Llanelli 5 4 0 1 123 66 57 14 2 0 18
Pool C Runner-up England Moseley 5 4 0 1 117 113 4 16 2 0 18
Pool D Runner-up Scotland Ayr 5 3 1 1 93 101 -8 13 0 0 14
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 March 2011 - Sardis Road        
 Wales Pontypridd  12
23 April 2011 - Sardis Road
 Wales Llanelli  10  
 Wales Pontypridd  25
6 March 2011 - Memorial Stadium
     England Bristol  36  
 England Bristol  29
7 May 2011 - Memorial Stadium
 Scotland Ayr  19  
 England Bristol  17
5 March 2011 - Goldington Road    
   England Bedford Blues  14
 England Bedford Blues  50
23 April 2011 - Goldington Road
 Ireland Leinster A  15  
 England Bedford Blues  43
5 March 2011 - Sixways Stadium
     England Worcester Warriors  27  
 England Worcester Warriors  57
 England Moseley  15  
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

5 March 2011
14:30
Pontypridd Wales 12 - 10 Wales Llanelli
Pen: Humberstone 5'c, 30'c, 68'c (3/3), Gunter 79'c (1/1)
Report
Stats
Try: Hopkins 38'c
Con: Shingler (1/1)
Drop: Shingler 76'c (1/1)
Sardis Road, Pontypridd
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Luke Pearce

5 March 2011
15:00
Worcester Warriors England 57 - 15 England Moseley
Try: Sanderson 10'c, 24'c, Garvey 27'c, 38'c, Crockett 30'c, Frost 44'c, Grove 50'c, Shervington 74'm
Con: Carlisle (7/8)
Pen: Carlisle 20'c (1/1)
Report
Stats
Try: Sigley 64'm, Borgen 80'c
Con: Thomas (1/2)
Pen: Thomas 2'c (1/1)
Sixways Stadium, Worcester
Attendance: 2,461
Referee: Leo Colgan

5 March 2011
15:00
Bedford Blues England 50 - 15 Ireland Leinster A
Try: Schmidt 14'm, 20'm, 58'c, 64'c, Dodge 32'c, Thrower 79'c
Con: Pritchard (4/6)
Pen: Pritchard 19'c, 43'c, 46'c, 76'c (4/4)
Report
Stats
Try: Auva'a 53'c, 73'm
Con: Madigan (1/2)
Pen: Madigan 36'c (1/1)
Goldington Road, Bedford
Attendance: 1,313
Referee: David Jones

6 March 2011
15:00
Bristol England 29 - 19 Scotland Ayr
Try: Gadd 9'm, Merriman 15'c, 39'c, Watkins 41'c
Con: Barnes (3/4)
Pen: Barnes 5'm, 73'c (1/2)
Report
Stats
Try: Taylor 30'm, Manning 48'c, Ferguson 69'c
Con: Curle (2/3)
Pen: Curle 40'm (0/1)
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 1,595
Referee: Neil Hennessey

Semi-finals[edit]

23 April 2011
14:30
Pontypridd Wales 25 - 36 England Bristol
Try: Siggery 13'c, Humberstone 74'c, Waters 78'm
Con: Humberstone (2/3)
Pen: Humberstone 34'c, 39'c (2/2)
Report
Stats
Try: Norton 4'c, 69'c, Penalty try 15'c, Blaney 51'm, Watkins 64'c
Con: Barnes (4/5)
Pen: Barnes 3'c
Sardis Road, Pontypridd
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leo Colgan

23 April 2011
15:00
Bedford Blues England 43 - 27 England Worcester Warriors
Try: Seal 13'c, Tupai 17'c, 30'c, Rae 23'm, Pritchard 47'c, Thrower 60'c
Con: Pritchard (5/6)
Pen: Pritchard 53'c
Report
Stats
Try: Carlisle 4'c, Grove 6'c, King 76'c
Con: Carlisle (2/2), Walker (1/1)
Pen: Walker 26'c, 45'c (2/2)
Goldington Road, Bedford
Attendance: 2,049
Referee: Michael Tutty

Final[edit]

7 May 2011
17:05
Bristol England 17 - 14 England Bedford Blues
Try: Elliott 51'm
Con: Barnes (0/1)
Pen: Barnes 13'm, 33'c, 36'c, 40'c, 75'c (4/5)
Report
Stats
Try: Schmidt 80'm
Con: Pritchard (0/1)
Pen: Pritchard 9'c, 61'c, 64'm, 70'c (3/4)
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 4,375
Referee: Scotland Andrew McMenemy
FB 15 England George Watkins
RW 14 England Anthony Elliott
OC 13 England Jack Adams
IC 12 New Zealand Junior Fatialofa
LW 11 England Dan Norton
FH 10 England Ed Barnes
SH 9 United States Robbie Shaw Substituted off 80'
N8 8 Australia Dan Montagu
OF 7 Wales James Merriman
BF 6 England Iain Grieve (c)
RL 5 England Roy Winters
LL 4 Argentina Mariano Sambucetti Substituted off 71'
TP 3 England Darren Crompton Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Ireland David Blaney
LP 1 England Mark Irish Substituted off 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 England Ollie Hayes
PR 17 England Wayne Thompson Substituted in 57'
PR 18 England Mako Vunipola Substituted in 74'
LK 19 England Darren Barry Substituted in 71'
N8 20 England Marco Mama
SH 21 England Richard Bolt Substituted in 80'
FH 22 England Mark Davies
Coach: England Paul Hull
FB 15 England Edd Thrower Substituted off 52'
RW 14 South Africa Handre Schmidt
OC 13 Australia Myles Dorrian
IC 12 England Ollie Dodge
LW 11 Canada James Pritchard (c)
FH 10 England Jake Sharp
SH 9 England Will Chudley Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Samoa Paul Tupai
OF 7 England Alex Rae Temporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39' to 49'
BF 6 England Gregor Gillanders Substituted off 71'
RL 5 England George Kruis
LL 4 England Mike Howard
TP 3 England Phil Boulton Substituted off 61'
HK 2 England Dan Richmond
LP 1 England Dan Seal
Replacements:
HK 16 England Chris Locke
PR 17 England Sam Walsh Substituted in 61'
LK 18 Scotland Sean Tomes Substituted in 71'
N8 19 England Chris Goodman
SH 20 South Africa Darryl Veenendaal Substituted in 52'
CE 21 England Tom Bedford
WG 22 England Duncan Taylor Substituted in 52'
Coach: Wales Mike Rayer

Touch judges:
Scotland Ian Heard
Scotland Graham Marshall

Top scorers[edit]

Geography[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area/Country
Scotland Ayr Millbrae Unknown Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland
England Bedford Blues Goldington Road 4,684 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
England Birmingham & Solihull Damson Park 3,050 Solihull, West Midlands, England
England Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Bristol, England
England Cornish Pirates Mennaye Field 3,500 Penzance, Cornwall, England
Scotland Currie Malleny Park Unknown Balerno, Edinburgh, Scotland
England Doncaster Castle Park 3,075 Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
England Esher Molesey Road Unknown Esher, England
Ireland Leinster A Donnybrook 7,000 Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Wales Llandovery Church Bank 5,000 Llandovery, Wales
Wales Llanelli Parc y Scarlets 14,870 Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
England London Welsh Old Deer Park 5,850 London, England
Scotland Melrose The Greenyards Unknown Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland
England Moseley Billesley Common 3,000+ (650 seated) Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Ireland Munster A Musgrave Park 8,300 Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Wales Neath The Gnoll 7,500 Neath, Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Wales Newport Rodney Parade 10,500 Newport, Wales
England Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
England Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 6,500 Plymouth, Devon, England
Wales Pontypridd Sardis Road 7,861 Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
England Rotherham Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Wales Swansea St Helens 4,500 Swansea, Wales
Ireland Ulster A Ravenhill Stadium 12,125 Belfast, Ulster, Northern Ireland
England Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium 12,068 Worcester, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British & Irish Cup Top Point Scorers". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "British & Irish Cup Top Try Scorers". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

External links[edit]