2010 European Cup

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2010 (2010) European Cup  ()
2010 European Cup logo
Number of teams 4
Winner  Wales

Matches played 6
Attendance 35,687 (5,948 per match)
Top scorer Republic of Ireland Gregg McNally (30)
Top try scorer Wales Rhys Williams (5)
 < 2009
2014

The 2010 European Cup, known as the Alitalia European Cup for sponsorship purposes,[1] is a rugby league football tournament. Three of the competing teams participated in the 2009 European Cup, with France also being included in the tournament after competing in the 2009 Four Nations. The winner of the competition, Wales, competed in the 2011 Four Nations tournament.[2]

Squads[edit]

France[edit]

preliminary squad:[3]

Club Team Players
France AS Carcassonne Romaric Bemba, Roman Gagliazzo, Teddy Sadaoui
France Catalans Dragons Jean-Philippe Baile, Thomas Bosc, Remi Casty, Olivier Elima (c), Jamal Fakir, David Ferriol,
Cyril Gossard, Clint Greenshields, Grégory Mounis, Sébastien Raguin
France Lézignan Sangliers Matthew Alberola, Thibault Ancely, Andrew Bentley, Julian Bousquet, Nicolas Munoz, Florian Quintilla, Micheal Tribillac
Australia Melbourne Storm Dane Chisholm
France Pia Donkeys Maxime Grésèque, Christophe Moly
Australia Sydney Roosters Jason Baitieri
France Toulouse Olympique Vincent Duport, Mathieu Griffi, Kevin Larroyer, Antoni Maria, Yoan Tisseyre
France Union Treiziste Catalans William Barthau, Kane Bentley, Tony Gigot, Sebastien Martins, Quentin Nauroy, Eloi Pellissier,
Michael Simon, Cyril Stacul, Julien Touxagas, Frédéric Vaccari

Ireland[edit]

30 Man Squad

Club Team Players
England Barrow Raiders Liam Harrison, Brett McDermott
England Batley Bulldogs Sean Hesketh
England Bradford Bulls Michael Platt
Republic of Ireland Carlow Crusaders Paddy Barcoe
England Dewsbury Rams Matthew Fox
England Featherstone Rovers Liam Finn
England Halifax RLFC Bob Beswick
England Harlequins RL Jason Golden, Jamie O'Callaghan
England Huddersfield Giants Simon Finnigan, Scott Grix, Gregg McNally
Republic of Ireland Irish Students Adam Aigbokhae
England Leeds Rhinos Luke Ambler, Kyle Amor
England Leeds Met Stevie Gibbons
Republic of Ireland North Dublin Eagles Joseph Taylor
England Oldham Roughyeds John Gillam, Wayne Kerr, Marcus St Hilaire, Matty Ashe
England Salford City Reds Sean Gleeson, Ryan Boyle
England Sheffield Eagles Tim Bergin
Republic of Ireland Treaty City Titans Brendan Guilfoyle
England Warrington Wolves Simon Grix, Tyrone McCarthy
England Widnes Vikings David Allen
England Wigan Warriors Mike McIlorum, Eamon O'Carroll

Scotland[edit]

Preliminary Squad [4]

Club Team Players
England Batley Bulldogs Gareth Moore
England Bradford Bulls Joe Wardle
France Carpentras XIII Lee Paterson
England Castleford Panthers Jamie Benn
England Coventry Bears Brad Massey
England Doncaster Dean Colton, Rob Lunt
Scotland Edinburgh Eagles Craig Borthwick, Giles Lomax
England Featherstone Rovers Jon Steel
England Gateshead Thunder Crawford Matthews
England Halifax Sam Barlow
England Harlequins RL Oliver Wilkes
England Huddersfield Giants Danny Brough
England Hull Kingston Rovers Ben Fisher
England Hunslet Hawks Neil Lowe
England Leigh Centurions John Duffy
England London Skolars Dave Arnott
England Sheffield Eagles Andrew Henderson, Jack Howieson, Brendon Lindsay, Mitch Stringer, Alex Szostak
England Swinton Lions Richard Hawkyard
England Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Dale Ferguson, Kevin Henderson
England Whitehaven RLFC Dexter Miller, Spencer Miller
England Workington Town Brett Carter, Paddy Coupar

Wales[edit]

48 Man Squad:[5]

Club Team Players
France AS Carcassonne Gareth Dean
England Barrow Raiders Andy Bracek, Matt James
England Batley Bulldogs Byron Smith
England Bradford Bulls Craig Kopczak
Australia Burleigh Bears Mark Lennon
England Castleford Tigers James Evans
Australia Central Queensland Comets Chris Beasley, Ian Webster
Wales Crusaders Anthony Blackwood, Ben Flower, Chris Davies, Dafydd Carter, Elliot Kear, Gareth Thomas, Gil Dudson,
Jack Pring, Jamie Murphy, Jordan James, Lee Williams, Lewis Mills, Lloyd White, Luke Dyer, Rhodri Lloyd
England Featherstone Rovers Ross Divorty
England Gateshead Thunder Matt Barron
England Halifax RLFC Sean Penkywicz
England Hull Kingston Rovers David Mills
England Leeds Met Rhys Griffiths
England Leigh East Owain Brown
England London Skolars Matt Thomas
Australia Mackay Cutters Neil Budworth
Wales South Wales Scorpions Aled James, Andrew Gay, Ashley Bateman, Christiaan Roets, Geraint Davies, Joe Burke, Lewis Reece, Steve Parry
England St Helens RLFC Jacob Emmitt
England Swinton Lions Ian Watson, Phil Joseph
England Warrington Wolves Ben Evans, Rhys Evans, Rhys Williams
England Wigan Warriors Ben Davies
Unattached Mark Roberts

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Wales 3 3 0 0 103 63 +40 6
 France 3 2 0 1 95 48 +47 4
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 76 108 -32 2
 Ireland 3 0 0 3 76 131 -55 0

Pre-tournament matches[edit]

Wales announced that they would be playing two friendly warm-up matches against Italy at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on 3 and 6 October in preparation for the European Cup.[6] However the first match was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch, making it a one off match.[7]

Wales vs Italy[edit]

6 October 2010
19:30
 Wales 6 – 13  Italy
Try: Gareth Thomas
Goal: Lewis Reece (1/1)
Report Tries: Christophe Caligari
Ben Falcone
Goals: Josh Mantellato (2/2)
Field Goal: Ben Stewart

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

9 October 2010
France  58 - 24  Ireland
Tries: Olivier Elima (4), Remi Casty, Teddy Sadaoui, Cyril Stacul, Tony Gigot, Andrew Bentley, Jason Baitieri
Goals: Maxime Grésèque (4), Nicolas Munoz (5)
Report Tries: John Gillam (2), Sean Hesketh, Jamie O'Callaghan, Greg McNally
Goals: Greg McNally, Liam Finn
Parc des Sports, Avignon, France
Attendance: 14,522
Referee/s: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Remi Casty
10 October 2010
Scotland  22 - 60  Wales
Tries: Ben Fisher (2), Andrew Henderson (2) Report Tries: Rhys Williams (3), Elliot Kear (3), Gareth Thomas, Mark Lennon, Lloyd White, Jacob Emmitt, Jordan James
Goals: Lee Briers (8)
Old Anniesland, Glasgow, Scotland
Attendance: 787
Referee/s: Thierry Alibert (France)

Round 2[edit]

16 October 2010
France  26 - 12  Scotland
Tries: Frédéric Vaccari, Tony Gigot, Sébastien Martins, Mickaël Simon, Kane Bentley
Goals: T Munoz (3)
Report Tries: Alex Szostack, Sam Barlow
Goals: T Danny Brough (2)
Stade Municipal d'Albi, Albi, France
Attendance: 7,150[8]
Referee/s: Phil Bentham

Teams:[9]

FRANCE: 1. William Barthau, 2. Frédéric Vaccari, 3. Jean-Philippe Baile, 4. Teddy Sadaoui, 5. Cyril Stacul, 6. Tony Gigot, 7. Nicolas Munoz, 8. Mickaël Simon, 9. Kane Bentley, 10. Rémi Casty, 11. Olivier Elima, 12. Julien Touxagas, 13. Jason Baitieri. Subs: 14. Andrew Bentley, 15. Mathieu Griffi, 16. Sébastien Martins, 17. Romaric Bemba.

SCOTLAND: 1 Lee Paterson, 2. Dave Arnot, 3. Joe Wardle, 4. Kevin Henderson, 5. Jon Steel, 6. Brendan Lindsay, 7. Danny Brough, 8. Oliver Wilkes, 9. Ben Fisher, 10, Mitch Stringer, 11. Alex Szostak, 12. Sam Barlow, 13. Dale Ferguson. Subs: 14. Andrew Henderson, 15. Paddy Coupar, 16. Neil Lowe, 17. Jack Howieson.

17 October 2010
Wales  31 - 30  Ireland
Tries: Lennon (2), Webster, Williams (2), Roets
Goals: White (3)
Drop-goal: Briers.
Report Tries: Bergin, McNally (2), Boyle, Ambler
Goals: McNally (5)
The Gnoll, Neath, Wales
Attendance: 2,165
Referee/s: Thierry Alibert (France)
Man of the Match: Gregg McNally[10]

Round 3[edit]

23 October 2010
France  11 - 12  Wales
Tries: Nauroy, Sadaoui
Goals: Munoz (1/2)
Drop goals: Gigot
Report Tries: Williams, Thomas
Goals: White (2/3)
Stade Municipal d'Albi, Albi, France
Attendance: 10,413
Referee/s: Phil Bentham (England)
24 October 2010
Ireland  22-42  Scotland
Tries: Gillam (5, 65) Grix (15), Finn (38)
Goals:McNally (3/4)
Report Tries: Fisher, K.Henderson, A.Henderson, Ferguson 2, Carter, Stringer, Wardle
Goals:Patterson (5/8)
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Attendance: 1,063
Referee/s: Thierry Alibert (France)
Man of the Match: Dale Ferguson

References[edit]

  1. ^ RLEF (30 July 2010). "EUROPEAN CUP BRINGS BIG NAME SPONSOR ON BOARD". Rugby League European Federation. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rleague". Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "France name Alitalia European Cup squad". rleague.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brough returns to Scotland squad". Sporting Life. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wales release 48-man training squad". rleague.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wales plan autumn Test schedule". BBC News. 26 July 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wales clash rained off" UKPA (4 October 2010)
  8. ^ Black, Gareth (18 October 2010). "France 26 - 12 Scotland: French end Scots interest in Euro Cup". sport.scotsman.com (UK: Johnston Press Digital Publishing). Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Willacy, Gavin (17 October 2010). "Rugby League: France 26 - 12 Scotland". Scotland on Sunday (UK: Johnston Press Digital Publishing). Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  10. ^ Press Association (17 October 2010). "Lee Briers steers Wales past Ireland to European Cup finale in France". guardian.co.uk (UK: Guardian News and Media Limited). Retrieved 18 October 2010.