2010 in rugby league

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Top-level rugby league in 2010 centered on Australasia's 2010 NRL season and Europe's Super League XV. High profile representative competitions included the 2010 Four Nations (held in Australia and New Zealand), the 2010 State of Origin series and the 2010 European Cup.

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  • 22 – Sydney, Australia: NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm are stripped of their 2007 and 2009 Premierships and 2006–2008 minor Premierships, fined $1.689 million, deducted all eight Premiership points for the 2010 season and barred from receiving Premiership points for the rest of the season by the National Rugby League after being found guilty of long-term gross salary cap breaches[4]

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December[edit]

  • 3 December – Benji Marshall wins the 2010 Rugby League World Golden Boot Award[12]
  • 3 December – The 2010 World XIII is announced, featuring: James Graham (St Helens), Cameron Smith (Melbourne), David Shillington (Canberra), Sam Thaiday (Brisbane), Sam Burgess (South Sydney), Paul Gallen (Cronulla), Billy Slater (Melbourne), Jason Nightingale (St George-Illawarra) Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Brent Tate (Warriors), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers) and Nathan Fien (St George-Illawarra)
  • 14 December – The major parties that comprised the National Rugby League – New South Wales Rugby League, Queensland Rugby League and News Limited – formally accepted a new constitution to dismantle the existing NRL board and create a new independent governing body tentively known as the Australian Rugby League Commission

Other Results[edit]

Other international fixture results include: 16 October New Zealand 50 – Samoa 6 (Test Match) 16 October NZ Maori 18 – England 18 October 10 Scotland 22 – Wales 60 (European Cup) 9 October France 58 – Ireland 24 (European Cup) 6 October Wales 6 – Italy 15 October 3 England 18 – Cumbria 18 September 26 Papua New Guinea PM XIII 18 – Australian PM XIII 30 September 26 Italy 24 – Lebanon 16 September 24 Italy 8 – Lebanon 16 September 19 United States 20 – Canada 16 (Colonial Cup) 18 September Ukraine 112 – Latvia 0 (European Shield) 31 July Russia 54 – Latvia 4 (European Shield) 28 July South Africa Students 0 – GB Community Lions 70 July 24 South Africa A 22 – GB Community Lions 42 July 17 Germany 96 – Czech Republic 0 (European Shield) 3 July Almaty Academy 2 – GB Pioneers 60 (Pioneers Tour) 3 July Serbia 40 – Germany 14 (European Shield) 27 June Russia 52 – Ukraine 14 (European Shield) 26 June Czech Republic 4 – Serbia 56 (European Shield) 12 June England 60 – France 6 (Test Match) 6 June BARLA Young Lions 44 – South Africa Under 21's 30 June 4 Malta 30 – Norway XIII 20 (European Bowl) 4 June BARLA under 23's 46 – Ukraine Students 12 June 2 BARLA Young Lions 24 – South Africa Presidents 22 May 29 BARLA Young Lions 78 – South Africa Schools 0 May 26 BARLA Young Lions 76 – South Africa Junior Development 0 May 22 BARLA U19's 50 – South Africa 18 May 7 Australia 12 – New Zealand 8 (Anzac Test)

2010 Champions[edit]

Domestic Champions
Tournament Year Current Holder
National Rugby League 2010 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons
Super League 2010 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Challenge Cup 2010 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
World Club Challenge 2010 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Le Championnat de France Elite 2010 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lezignan Sangliers
Lord Derby Cup 2010 LezignanRLcolours.PNG Lezignan Sangliers
National Zonal Competition 2010 Canterbury colours.svg Auckland Premier
Welsh Conference 2010 Northern Raiders colors.png Neath Port Talbot Steelers
American National Rugby League 2010 Jacksonville colors.svg Jacksonville Axemen
Bemobile Cup 2010 Goroka Lahanis
All Ireland 2010 Treaty City Titans
Leinster League 2010 Dublin City Exiles
Scotland Conference 2010 Balmain colours.svg Carluke Tigers
Lebanon Championship 2010 Ireland colours.svg LAU Immortals
Fiji NRL 2010 Sabeto Roosters
Tonga National Rugby League 2010 Lapaha Knights
Samoan Championship 2010 Marist Saints
Tom van Vollenhoven Cup 2010 Wildcats
Catalan Championship 2010 Barcelona U.C.
Catalan University Championship 2010 University Girona
Italian Championship 2010 Gladiators Roma
Jamaica Championship 2010 Vauxhall Vultures
Jamaica University 2010 GC Foster College
Czech Republic League 2010 Beroun
Rugby League Deutschland 2010 Rheinland
Netherland Grand Prix 2010 Capelle
Serbian Championship 2010 RK Dorćol
Serbian Cup 2010 RK Dorćol
Ukraine Championship 2009 Legion XIII
Norway Championship 2010 Oslo RK
Cook Islands League 2010 Avatiu Eels
National Youth Competition 2010 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
Queensland Cup 2010 Central Comets colours.svg Northern Pride
NSW Cup 2010 Canterbury colours.svg Bankstown City
Co-operative Championship 2010 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC
Championship One 2010 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Hawks
Northern Rail Cup 2010 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs
International Champions
Tournament Year Current Holder
Four Nations 2010  New Zealand
European Cup 2010  Wales
Atlantic Cup 2010  United States
ANZAC Cup 2010  Australia
European Shield – Western 2010  Serbia
European Shield – Eastern 2010  Russia
European Bowl 2010  Malta
Slavic Cup 2010  Serbia
Representative Champions
Tournament Year Current Holder
NRL All Stars 2010 Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg Indigenous All Stars
State of Origin 2010 Queensland colours.svg Queensland
City vs Country Origin 2010 Country colours.svg Country
PNG Origin 2010 PNG Internationals
Ireland Provincial 2010 Munster
Fiji Origin 2010 Western
Lebanon Origin 2010 Liban Espoir
Serbian Origin 2010 Belgrade City
Czech Republic Origin 2010 Moravia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webster, Andrew (5 February 2010). "Lote Tuqiri signs for Wests Tigers". The Daily Telegraph (Australia: Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ AAP (13 February 2010). "Indigenous team win All Stars match". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gareth Thomas completes switch from union to Wales rugby league side Crusaders". Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited). 5 March 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Storm stripped of two NRL premierships". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). 22 April 2010. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  5. ^ KANGAROOS PIP KIWIS IN SCRAPPY TEST Sporting Life, 7 May 2010
  6. ^ "Country dominate City in annual clash". Stuff.co.nz. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "3D State of Origin game in Aust homes". TVNZ (Television New Zealand Limited). 27 May 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  8. ^ AAP (1 June 2010). "Money talks: Folau confirms move to AFL". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Laybourn, Ian (12 June 2010). "England 60 France 6: match report". Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited). Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Origin glory for Queensland". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 16 June 2010. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  11. ^ news.bbc.co.uk (27 September 2010). "Wigan's Pat Richards named 2010 Man of Steel". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Otto, Tyson (4 December 2010). "Benji Marshall new poster boy after Golden Boot win". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

Adrian, Proszenko (28 November 2010). "From cap rorts to race rows, it was a hell ride". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). Retrieved 28 November 2010.