2010 Women's Rugby World Cup

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2010 Women's Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation  England
Dates Friday 20 August 2010 – Sunday 5 September 2010
No. of nations 12
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Top scorer(s) New Zealand Kelly Brazier (48)
Most tries New Zealand Carla Hohepa (7)
Canada Heather Moyse (7)
2006
2014

The 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup was the sixth edition of the Women's Rugby World Cup and was being held in England.[1] The International Rugby Board Executive Committee selected the host union following a recommendation from the Rugby World Cup Limited board after considering bids from the Rugby Football Union and the German Rugby Union – it had been England's third successive bid after being rejected in 2002 and 2006. The tournament was again being organised by the International Rugby Board (IRB) as opposed to the host union, and included five matches for all teams played on 20, 24, 28 August and 1 and 5 September. In May 2009 it was announced that the semi final, 3rd place play off and final would take place at The Stoop and not Twickenham as had previously been suggested. Pool games were held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Interest in the tournament was far higher than had been anticipated. It was broadcast to 127 countries and all 2,500 seats at the opening two days of pool games were sold out, as was the third day despite the capacity being raised to 3,200. The semi-finals attracted over 6,000 spectators, while the final drew a crowd of 13,253[2] – a world record for a women's rugby international – and well as a worldwide TV audience of (according to IRB figures[3]) half a million.

The competition was won by New Zealand who beat England 13–10 in the final.[4]

Three tries from the tournament were shortlisted for the IRB's "Try of the Year" award.[5]

Qualification process[edit]

When the winning bid to host the World Cup was announced in September 2008, Bernard Lapasset (Rugby World Cup Limited Board Chairman) promised that:

"These two tournaments [the Sevens and XVs World Cups], in conjunction with a global qualification process and existing tournament structures, will guarantee an unprecedented level of elite Women's competition for around 90 Unions over the next two years. This expanded competition pathway underpinned by the Women's Strategic Plan point to what promises to be the most competitive Women's Rugby World Cup ever in 2010".[6]

However, when details of the qualification process were released in March 2009 it was revealed that most IRB members would not be given an opportunity to compete for a place. Qualification tournaments took place in two regions – Europe and Asia – while in Oceania two nations played off in a single game for one place. Elsewhere the IRB nominated the "qualifying" nation, all other nations in these regions were excluded. Even where qualification tournaments took place the majority of rugby playing countries did not take part.

No official explanation was given by the IRB, but at the time of the Oceania qualifier it was reported that the non-participation of some nations – including Fiji and Papua New Guinea – was due to financial difficulties.

The process was:

Europe: 6 representatives[edit]

  • England and France qualified directly as runner-up and third place in the WRWC 2006
  • Wales and Ireland qualified for the Tournament as second and third in the 2009 RBS 6 Nations
  • Scotland and Sweden, qualify as top two teams from the 2009 FIRA-AER Women's European Trophy, held in Sweden from 17–23 May 2009. This competition was made up of the 5th and 6th placed six nations teams (Scotland and Italy) as well as Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Germany and Belgium

Americas: 2 representatives[edit]

  • USA and Canada qualified directly

Africa: 1 representative[edit]

  • South Africa qualified directly

Asia: 1 representative[edit]

  • Kazakhstan won the ARFU Women's XV Tournament, defeating Japan in the final, to qualify as the Asia representative

Semi-finals[edit]

[773]
4 November 2009 Singapore  11–35  Japan Republic Polytechnic, Singapore [10/24/3]
[774]
4 November 2009 Hong Kong  14–58  Kazakhstan Republic Polytechnic, Singapore [13/42/1]

Third place final[edit]

[775]
6 November 2009 Singapore  3–16  Hong Kong Padang, Singapore [11/13/5]

Final[edit]

[776]
6 November 2009 Japan  5–43  Kazakhstan Padang, Singapore [25/43/4]

Oceania: 2 representatives[edit]

  • New Zealand qualified directly as winner of the WRWC 2006
  • Australia beat Samoa in a one off match to determine the second FORU representative at the WRWC 2010. A four team tournament had been planned with Fiji as the proposed host, but Fiji declined invitations to host or enter the tournament, citing the size of the entry fee (A$36,000),[7] though the women's association president, Adi Vela Naucukidi, complained that the Fiji RFU had taken the decision without consulting them, or giving them an opportunity to raise the money. Shortly afterwards Papua New Guinea also withdrew for financial reasons
[760]
8 August 2009 Samoa  0–87  Australia Samoa [14/27/1]

Nations[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C

 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Wales

 England
 Ireland
 Kazakhstan
 United States

 Canada
 France
 Scotland
 Sweden

Tickets and sponsorship[edit]

Tickets had been available since 22 March 2010 and they could be purchased online at Ticketmaster or by phone, with an innovative ticketing structure based on some tournament passes and individual match day tickets.[8]
Thirteen matches were broadcast live through a platform provided by host broadcaster Sky Sports in 127 territories to a potential audience of 227 million homes, smashing the 2006 World Cup benchmark in Canada (75 territories and a potential reach of 97 million homes). The programming hours was increased from 60 in 2006 to 220 in this edition.[9]
The commercial partners of the tournament were Nike, Heineken, the Coca-Cola Company's sports drink Powerade, Holiday Inn, British rugby equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, University of Surrey and UK National Lottery.

Squads[edit]

Match officials[edit]

In December 2009, the IRB announced a panel of 14 match officials for the tournament, including seven world's leading female referees and three specialist assistant referees with previous Women's Rugby World Cup experience.[10]
England's Clare Daniels officiated the opening match between Canada and Scotland, while Australian Sarah Corrigan refereed the final between England and New Zealand.[11][12]

Format[edit]

The competition was contested over 16 days and 30 matches between 12 nations, divided into three pools of four teams. The tournament began on 20 August at Surrey Sports Park with a match between Canada and Scotland and ended with the final held at Twickenham Stoop on 5 September between England and New Zealand.

Pool stage[edit]

Womens Rugby World Cup - Guildford 2010

Defending champions New Zealand, hosts and 2006 runners-up England and 2006 bronze winners France all ranked top seeds in their pool.[13] Teams played each other in each pool on a round robin basis, while match points were awarded according to the international standards: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for scoring 4 or more tries or for losing by 7 or less than 7 points.
At the end of the pool stage, the teams in a pool were ranked according to their cumulative match points. If two or more teams had been level, the following criteria would have been used in this order until one of the teams could be determined as the higher ranked:

  • the winner of the match between the two tied teams;
  • the team with the best points difference;
  • the team with the best tries difference;
  • the team with more scored points;
  • the team with more scored tries;
  • a toss of coin.[14]

Ranking finals[edit]

The teams were seeded based on the position in which they finished in their respective pools and the points scored during the pool stage. The three pool winners and the best runner-up went through to the semi-finals. The other two runners-up and the best two 3rd place finishers went into a sort of a competition for 5th place, whilst the bottom three teams competed for 9th place.
The ranking finals were set as it follows:

  • 1st seed vs 4th seed;
  • 2nd seed vs 3rd seed;
  • 5th seed vs 8th seed;
  • 6th Seed vs 7th seed;
  • 9th seed vs 12th seed;
  • 10th seed vs 11th seed.[14]

Finals[edit]

If teams had been tied at full-time, the winner would have been determined through a 10-minutes extra time (the first team to score any points would have been declared the winner) or eventually a kicking competition (five players from each team would have kicked from three different points on the 22 metre line).[14]

World Cup tournament[edit]

Pool stage[edit]

Qualified for rankings 1–4 semi-finals
Qualified for rankings 5–8 semi-finals
Qualified for rankings 9–12 semi-finals

Pool A[edit]

Po Nation Pl Wo Dr Lo Pf Pa Pd Tf Ta Bp Tp
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 128 16 +112 22 2 3 15
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 93 44 +49 14 8 2 10
3  South Africa 3 1 0 2 18 127 −109 3 19 0 4
4  Wales 3 0 0 3 30 82 −52 4 14 1 1
[835]
20 August 2010
[28/132/2]
Australia  26–12  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Javier Mancuso (Argentina)
Tries: Nicole Beck 6'
Sharni Williams 16'
Cobie-Jane Morgan 23'
Tricia Brown 79'
Cons: Nicole Beck 6', 16', 23'
Report Tries: Penalty try 4'
Lowri Harries 70'
Con: Non Evans 4'
[837]
20 August 2010
[54/20/1]
New Zealand  55–3  South Africa Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Tries: Carla Hohepa 4', 17', 54'
Fiao'o Fa'amausili 7'
Kelly Brazier 12'
Huriana Manuel 22', 32'
Renee Wickliffe 44'
Casey Robertson 68'
Cons: Kelly Brazier 5', 8', 13', 23', 69'
Report Pen: Zandile Nojoko 65'
[841]
24 August 2010
[21/133/4]
South Africa  15–10  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Joyce Henry (Canada)
Tries: Namhla Siyolo 30'
Charmaine Kayser 40'
Zandile Nojoko 65'
Report Try: Ceri Redman 78'
Con: Non Evans 79'
Pen: Non Evans 71'
[844]
24 August 2010
[29/55/11]
Australia  5–32  New Zealand Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Dana Teagarden (USA)
Try: Lindsay Morgan 48' Report Tries: Fiao'o Fa'amausili 14'
Carla Hohepa 20'
Justine Lavea 22', 29'
Victoria Blackledge 41'
Huriana Manuel 62'
Con: Rebecca Hull 21'
[848]
28 August 2010
[56/134/2]
New Zealand  41–8  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Clare Daniels (England)
Tries: Kelly Brazier 6', 20', 45'
Rebecca Hull 23'
Victoria Grant 49'
Halie Hurring 51'
Cons: Rebecca Hull 24'
Kelly Brazier 50'
Kendra Cocksedge 70'
Report Try: Caryl James 38'
Pen: Non Evans 12'
[850]
28 August 2010
[30/22/2]
Australia  62–0  South Africa Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: David Keane (Ireland)
Tries: Kristy Giteau 5'
Tricia Brown 18'
Debby Hodgkinson 26'
Lindsay Morgan 29', 53'
Alexandra Hargreaves 43'
Sharni Williams 48', 80'
Cobie-Jane Morgan 62'
Cons: Nicole Beck 6', 19', 27', 30',
44', 49', 80'
Pen: Nicole Beck 15'
Report

Pool B[edit]

Po Nation Pl Wo Dr Lo Pf Pa Pd Tf Ta Bp Tp
1  England 3 3 0 0 146 10 +136 22 2 3 15
2  Ireland 3 2 0 1 59 42 +17 11 6 2 10
3  United States 3 1 0 2 73 59 +14 11 10 1 5
4  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 3 170 −167 0 26 0 0
[836]
20 August 2010
[46/74/1]
Kazakhstan  0–51  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Nicky Inwood (New Zealand)
Report Tries: Nathalie Marchino 5', 73'
Christy Ringgenberg 44', 68'
Ashley Kmiecik 51'
Phaidra Knight 59'
Amy Daniels 70'
Cons: Christy Ringgenberg 6', 45', 52',
69', 74'
Pens: Christy Ringgenberg 4', 35'
[839]
20 August 2010
[164/103/15]
England  27–0  Ireland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Sarah Corrigan (Australia)
Tries: Fiona Pocock 9'
Katherine Merchant 37'
Amy Turner 56'
Margareth Alphonsi 79'
Cons: Katy McLean 10', 80'
Pen: Katy McLean 75'
Report
[845]
24 August 2010
[104/75/4]
Ireland  22–12  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Sébastien Minery (France)
Tries: Joy Neville 6', 45'
Niamh Briggs 35'
Tania Rosser 53'
Con: Niamh Briggs 54'
Report Tries: Jamie Burke 17'
Venesha McGee 73'
Con: Melissa Kanuk 18'
[846]
24 August 2010
[165/47/3]
England  82–0  Kazakhstan Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Javier Mancuso (Argentina)
Tries: Fiona Pocock 4', 54', 63'
Charlotte Barras 10', 22', 79'
Sarah Beale 25'
Katherine Merchant 34'
Rachael Burford 38'
La Toya Mason 44'
Rosemarie Crowley 67'
Amber Penrith 74'
Cons: Katy McLean 5', 11', 22', 26',
35', 39', 45'
La Toya Mason 55', 64', 67', 75'
Report
[851]
28 August 2010
[105/48/4]
Ireland  37–3  Kazakhstan Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Tries: Niamh Briggs 2'
Joy Neville 16', 68'
Louise Beamish 24'
Orla Brennan 32'
Eliza Downey 42'
Kate O'Loughlin 63'
Con: Niamh Briggs 17'
Report Pen: Aigerym Daurembayeva 49'
[852]
28 August 2010
[166/76/11]
England  37–10  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Nicky Inwood (New Zealand)
Tries: Danielle Waterman 4', 38'
Katherine Merchant 30'
Emily Scarratt 51'
Amber Penrith 68'
Margareth Alphonsi 76'
Cons: Katy McLean 39', 77'
Pen: Katy McLean 9'
Report Tries: Nathalie Marchino 18'
Kim Magrini 24'

Pool C[edit]

Po Nation Pl Wo Dr Lo Pf Pa Pd Tf Ta Bp Tp
1  France 3 3 0 0 55 24 +31 10 2 1 13
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 85 43 +42 12 7 2 10
3  Scotland 3 1 0 2 49 59 −10 8 9 1 5
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 24 87 −63 2 14 1 1
[834]
20 August 2010
[83/131/5]
Canada  37–10  Scotland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Clare Daniels (England)
Tries: Barbara Mervin 10'
Mandy Marchak 21', 41'
Maria Gallo 38'
Heather Moyse 51'
Cons: Anna Schnell 22', 39', 52'
Pens: Anna Schnell 7', 18'
Report Tries: Lucy Millard 49'
Lindsay Wheeler 64'
[838]
20 August 2010
[146/65/4]
France  15–9  Sweden Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Sherry Trumbull (Canada)
Tries: Sandra Rabier 8'
Claire Canal 31', 68'
Report Pens: Ulrika Anderson Hall 21', 27', 40'
[842]
24 August 2010
[147/132/17]
France  17–7  Scotland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: David Keane (Ireland)
Tries: Elodie Poublan 4'
Marie-Charlotte Hebel 14'
Sandrine Agricole 36'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 37'
Report Try: Lucy Millard 41'
Con: Nicola Halfpenny 42'
[843]
24 August 2010
[84/66/1]
Canada  40–10  Sweden Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Gabriel Lee (Hong Kong)
Tries: Mandy Marchak 1'
Ashley Patzer 11', 41'
Heather Moyse 16', 23', 72'
Cons: Anna Schnell 2', 12', 17', 42', 73'
Report Try: Charlotta Westin Vines 34'
Con: Ulrika Andersson Hall 35'
Pen: Ulrika Andersson Hall 21'
[847]
28 August 2010
[133/67/8]
Scotland  32–5  Sweden Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Sarah Corrigan (Australia)
Tries: Lindsay Wheeler 2'
Lucy Millard 13', 55'
Donna Kennedy 21'
Katy Green 47'
Cons: Nicola Halfpenny 14', 56'
Pen: Nicola Halfpenny 27'
Report Try: Johanna Norberg 72'
[849]
28 August 2010
[85/148/10]
Canada  8–23  France Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, South East England
Referee: Dana Teagarden (USA)
Try: Kelly Russell 36'
Pen: Anna Schnell 14'
Report Tries: Lucille Godiveau 9', 70'
Cyrielle Bouisset 29'
Claire Canal 45'
Pen: Aurélie Bailon 20'

Ranking finals[edit]

9th–12th place[edit]

[853]
1 September 2010
[23/49/4]
South Africa  25–10  Kazakhstan Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: David Keane (Ireland)
Tries: Phumeza Gadu 39'
Zenay Jordaan 76'
Cherne Roberts 80'
Pens: Zandile Nojoko 14', 64'
Cons: Zandile Nojoko 40', 77'
Report Tries: Irina Amossova 33'
Alfiya Mustafina 50'
[854]
1 September 2010
[68/135/3]
Wales  32–10  Sweden Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Sherry Trumbull (Canada)
Tries: Caryl James 17'
Sioned Harries 25', 44'
Mellissa Berry 38'
Laura Prosser 71'
Jamie Kift 77'
Con: Awen Thomas 26'
Report Try: Charlotta Westin-Vines 13'
Pen: Lina Norman 34'
Con: Lina Norman 54'

5th–8th place[edit]

[855]
1 September 2010
[86/134/6]
Canada  41–0  Scotland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Javier Mancuso (Argentina)
Tries: Heather Moyse 4', 6'
Maria Gallo 18'
Mandy Marchak 61'
Cheryl Phillips 62', 72'
Pen: Anna Schnell 43'
Cons: Anna Schnell 4', 7', 61', 63'
Report
[856]
1 September 2010
[106/77/5]
Ireland  3–40  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Sébastien Minery (France)
Pen: Niamh Briggs 29' Report Tries: Victoria Folayan 11', 72'
Amy Daniels 36', 56'
Vanesha McGee 75'
Cons: Christy Ringgenberg 12', 21', 37', 57', 76'

Semi-finals[edit]

[857]
1 September 2010
[149/57/4]
New Zealand  45–7  France Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Claire Daniels (England)
Tries: Carla Hohepa 9', 37'
Victoria Grant 23'
Huriana Manuel 27'
Renee Wickliffe 35'
Anna Richards 43'
Joan Sione 66'
Cons: Kelly Brazier 28', 36', 38', 44'
Emma Jensen 67'
Report Try: Laetitia Salles 41', 72'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 42'
[858]
1 September 2010
[167/31/4]
England  15–0  Australia Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Nicky Inwood (New Zealand)
Tries: Catherine Spencer 6'
Danielle Waterman 22'
Pen: Alice Richardson 78'
Con: Katy McLean 7'
Report

Finals[edit]

11th place match[edit]

[859]
5 September 2010
[50/69/4]
 Sweden 8–12 Kazakhstan  Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Gabriel Lee (Hong Kong)
Try: Frida Ryberg 31'
Pen: Ulrika Andersson-Hall 39'
Report Tries: Lyudmila Sherer 6'
Anna Yakovleva 19'
Con: Aigerym Daurembayeva 20'

9th place match[edit]

[860]
5 September 2010
[24/136/5]
South Africa  17–29  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Tries: Zenay Jordaan 51'
Charmaine Kayser 69'
Phumeza Gadu 80+4'
Con: Yolanda Meiring 80+5'
Report Tries: Naomi Thomas 5', 38'
Mared Evans 40', 41'
Rhian Bowden 61'
Cons: Awen Thomas 40+1', 42'

7th place match[edit]

[861]
5 September 2010
[135/107/19]
Scotland  8–32  Ireland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Joyce Henry (Canada)
Try: Donna Kennedy 19'
Pen: Nicola Halfpenny 36'
Report Tries: Eliza Downey 9', 44'
Niamh Briggs 12', 65'
Orla Brennan 53'
Pen: Niamh Briggs 3'
Cons: Niamh Briggs 13', 54'

5th place match[edit]

[862]
5 September 2010
[87/78/28]
Canada  20–23  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
Referee: Sébastien Minery (France)
Tries: Heather Moyse 7'
Megan Gibbs 35'
Pens: Anna Schnell 3', 66'
Cons: Anna Schnell 8', 36'
Report Tries: Ashley English 30'
Vanesha McGee 47'
Pens: Christy Ringgenberg 16', 20'
Con: Christy Ringgenberg 43'

3rd place match[edit]

[863]
5 September 2010
[150/30/3]
France  8–22  Australia Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Dana Teagarden (USA)
Try: Laetitia Salles 74'
Pen: Aurélie Bailon 7'
Report Tries: Cobie-Jane Morgan 14', 31'
Rebecca Trethowan 27'
Tricia Brown 37'
Con: Nicole Beck 33'

Final[edit]

[864]
5 September 2010
[168/58/13]
New Zealand  13–10  England Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Sarah Corrigan (Australia)
Try: Carla Hohepa 33'
Pens: Kelly Brazier 56', 66'
Con: Kelly Brazier 34'
Report Try: Charlotte Barras 61'
Pen: Katy McLean 43'
Con: Katy McLean 62'

Statistics[edit]

Teams[edit]

Points Team Matches Tries Conversions Penalties Drops Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
186  New Zealand 5 30 15 2 0 6 0
171  England 5 25 17 4 0 1 0
146  Canada 5 20 14 6 0 7 0
136  United States 5 20 12 4 0 5 0
115  Australia 5 18 11 1 0 7 0
94  Ireland 5 16 4 2 0 4 0
91  Wales 5 15 5 2 0 3 0
70  France 5 12 2 2 0 6 0
60  South Africa 5 9 3 3 0 9 0
57  Scotland 5 9 3 2 0 1 0
42  Sweden 5 4 2 6 0 5 0
25  Kazakhstan 5 4 1 1 0 10 1

Individual leading point scorers[edit]

Points Name Team Position Appearances Tries Conversions Penalties Drops
48 Kelly Brazier  New Zealand Centre/Wing 5 4 11 1 0
46 Anna Schnell  Canada Fly-half 5 0 14 6 0
44 Christy Ringgenberg  United States Full back 5 2 11 4 0
35 Carla Hohepa  New Zealand Wing 5 7 0 0 0
35 Heather Moyse  Canada Wing 5 7 0 0 0
34 Niamh Briggs  Ireland Full back 5 4 4 3 0
30 Nichole Beck  Australia Fly-half 4 1 11 1 0
28 Katy McLean  England Fly-half 4 0 11 2 0
20 Charlotte Barras  England Centre 4 4 0 0 0
20 Huriana Manuel  New Zealand Centre 5 4 0 0 0
20 Mandy Marchak  Canada Centre 5 4 0 0 0
20 Lucy Millard  Scotland Centre 5 4 0 0 0
20 Cobie-Jane Morgan  Australia Centre 5 4 0 0 0
20 Joy Neville  Ireland No 8 4 4 0 0 0
20 Fiona Pocock  England Wing 4 4 0 0 0
18 Zandile Nojoko  South Africa Full back 5 1 3 2 0
17 Ulrika Anderson-Hall  Sweden Fly-half 4 0 1 5 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richards, Huw (2010-08-19). "Rugby - Women’s Rugby World Cup Set to Kick Off". New Zealand: NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ IRB Statistics
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  6. ^ England to host Women's RWC 2010 International Rugby Board, 23 September 2008
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External links[edit]