2012 European Cup (rugby league)

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2012 (2012) European Cup  ()
Number of teams 3
Host countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
Winner England England Knights (1st title)

Matches played 3
Points scored 194 (64.67 per match)
Tries scored 34 (11.33 per match)
Top scorer England Jordan Turner - (26)
Top try scorer England Jodie Broughton - (4)
 < 2010
2014

The 2012 European Cup, known as the Alitalia European Cup for sponsorship purposes, is a rugby league football tournament.[1]

Four teams will compete in the 2012 event, with teams to be decided in November 2011 following the Four Nations. These were announced as Ireland, Scotland, Italy and the England Knights.[2]

In mid-2012, Italy had to withdraw from the competition due to travel commitments and were omitted from the league to leave 3 teams:- England Knights, Ireland and Scotland.

As they won both of their games the England Knights won the Alitalia European Cup and thus became European Champions. This would be England Knights 1st European Championship. However England have won 14 times.

Teams[edit]

Team Coach Captain RLIF Rank
England England Knights England Kieran Purtill TBA n/a (non cap team)
Scotland Scotland England Steve McCormack TBA 10
Republic of Ireland Ireland England Mark Aston Scott Grix 12

Scotland vs Ireland[edit]

14 October 2012
Scotland Scotland 18 – 30 Ireland Ireland
Tries: Fisher, Stringer, Cockburn
Goals: Scott 3/3
Report Tries: Bergin (2), Littler (2), Casey
Goals: Finn 5/6
Meggetland Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 726
Referee/s: Ben Thaler
Scotland Scotland Positions Ireland Ireland
1. Brett Carter Fullback 1. Greg McNally
2. Alex Hurst Winger 2. Tim Bergin
3. Shae Lyon-Fraser Centre 3. Stuart Littler
4. Josh Barlow Centre 4. Joshua O'Toole
5. David Scott Winger 5. John O'Donnell
6. Lee Paterson Stand Off 6. James Mendeika
7. Liam Hood Scrum Half 7. Liam Finn
8. Paul Jackson Prop 8. Sean Hesketh
9. Andrew Henderson Hooker 9. Carl Sice
10. Mitchell Stringer Prop 10. Luke Ambler
11. Sam Barlow 2nd Row 11. Elliot Cosgrove
12. Dale Ferguson 2nd Row 12. Callum Casey
13. Alex Szostak Loose Forward 13. Tyrone McCarthy
14. Ben Fisher Interchange 14. Colton Roche
15. Adam Walker Interchange 15. Sam Wellens
16. Jonathan Walker Interchange 16. Matty Hadden
17. Callum Cockburn Interchange 17. Tom McKeown
Steve McCormack Coach Mark Aston

Ireland vs England Knights[edit]

20 October 2012
Ireland Ireland 4 – 56 England England Knights
Tries: O'Toole
Goals: Finn 0/1
Report Tries: Broughton (2), Dixon, Turner, T. Burgess, Houghton, Gale, Lawrence, G. Burgess (2)
Goals: Gale 8/10
Ireland Ireland Positions England England Knights
1. Greg McNally Fullback 1. Chris Riley
2. Tim Bergin Winger 2. Kieran Dixon
3. Stuart Littler Centre 3. Jordan Turner
4. Joshua O'Toole Centre 4. Rhys Evans
5. John O'Donnell Winger 5. Jodie Broughton
6. James Mendeika Stand Off 6. Dan Sarginson
7. Liam Finn Scrum Half 7. Luke Gale
8. Sean Hesketh Prop 8. Scott Taylor
9. Carl Sice Hooker 9. Danny Houghton
10. Luke Ambler Prop 10. George Burgess
11. Elliot Cosgrove 2nd Row 11. Jack Hughes
12. Callum Casey 2nd Row 12. Michael Lawrence
13. Tyrone McCarthy Loose Forward 13. Mike Cooper
14. Colton Roche Interchange 14. Tom Burgess
15. Sam Wellens Interchange 15. Shaun Lunt
16. Matty Hadden Interchange 16. Chris Clarkson
17. Tom McKeown Interchange 17. Ben Jones-Bishop
Mark Aston Coach Kieran Purtill

England Knights vs Scotland[edit]

28 October 2012
Scotland Scotland 24 – 62 England England Knights
Tries: Stringer, Paterson, Phillips, Borthwick
Goals: Scott 4/4
Report Tries: Sarginson (2), Evans (2), Broughton (2), Taylor (2), G. Burgess, Dixon, Turner
Goals: Turner 9/11
Scotland Scotland Positions England England Knights
1. Brett Carter Fullback 1. Chris Riley
2. Winger 2. Kieran Dixon
3. Centre 3.
4. Centre 4. Rhys Evans
5. David Scott Winger 5. Jodie Broughton
6. Lee Paterson Stand Off 6. Jordan Turner
7. Liam Hood Scrum Half 7. Dan Sarginson
8. Prop 8. Scott Taylor
9. Andrew Henderson Hooker 9. Danny Houghton
10. Mitchell Stringer Prop 10. George Burgess
11. 2nd Row 11. Jack Hughes
12. 2nd Row 12.
13. Loose Forward 13. Mike Cooper
14. Interchange 14. Tom Burgess
15. Interchange 15. Ben Currie
16. Interchange 16. Chris Clarkson
17. Interchange 17. Ben Jones-Bishop
Coach

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