2010 Churchill Cup

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2010 Churchill Cup
Date June 5–19
Teams 6
Countries  Canada

England England Saxons
 France A
 Russia
 Uruguay
 United States

Matches played 9
Attendance
Final
Venue Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey United States
Attendance
Champions England England Saxons
Runner-up  Canada

The 2010 Churchill Cup, the eighth edition of an annual international rugby union tournament, was taking place in the Denver and New York City metropolitan areas. This was the second consecutive year in which Denver was a host city, and the third in a row for the competition to be held in the United States.

Competitors[edit]

The three regular participants in the event — the senior national sides of the USA and Canada, and England's "A" (second-level) national side, the England Saxons — were joined by three first-time competitors:

Format[edit]

The teams played in a round-robin format between two pools to decide the elimination matches. All six teams participated on the finals day: the two pool winners competed in the Cup Final, the two runners-up played in a Plate Final, and the two bottom-placed teams met in the Bowl Final.

Venues[edit]

After the 2008 tournament, which was played both in Canada and the United States, in 2009 all rounds of the tournament as well as the Finals Day were played around the Denver, Colorado area which was the future home for the tournament until the 2012 edition. The first three days of round-robin play were at the modern, purpose-built rugby stadium Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on the south side of Denver. For the first time in the tournament's history the finals were held at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, which is home to New York's MLS team, the New York Red Bulls.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pool stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 81 33 +48 1 9
2  France A 2 1 0 1 70 43 +27 2 6
3  Uruguay 2 0 0 2 16 91 −75 0 0

June 5, 2010
1 PM (MDT)
Uruguay  6 – 48  Canada
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

June 9, 2010
5:30 PM (MDT)
Uruguay  10 – 43  France A
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Chris Henshall (United States)

June 13, 2010
3:30 PM (MDT)
France A France 27 – 33  Canada
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 England England Saxons 2 2 0 0 81 26 +55 2 10
2  United States 2 1 0 1 48 54 −6 1 5
3  Russia 2 0 0 2 39 88 −49 0 0

June 5, 2010
3:30 PM (MDT)
Russia  22 – 39  United States
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

June 9, 2010
3 PM (MDT)
Russia  17 – 49 England England Saxons
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Carlo Damasco (Italy)

June 13, 2010
1 PM (MDT)
England Saxons England 32 – 9  United States
Report
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

Finals[edit]

Bowl final[edit]

June 19, 2010
12 noon (EDT)
Uruguay  19 – 38  Russia
Report

Plate final[edit]

June 19, 2010
5:30 pm (EDT)
United States  10 – 24  France A

Cup final[edit]

June 19, 2010
2:45 pm (EDT)
England Saxons England 38 – 18  Canada
Report

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Churchill Cup
2009
Churchill Cup
2010
Succeeded by
Churchill Cup
2011