2012 International Rugby Series

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2012 IRB International Rugby Series
Date 9 to 17 November 2012
Teams 5
Countries

 Canada
 Russia
 Samoa
 Tonga
 United States

Matches played 4
Venue Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, Wales
Champions

The 2012 IRB International Rugby Series was the first edition of a rugby union tournament, created by the International Rugby Board for tier two and tier three nations, played at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay. The matches between Canada, Russia, Samoa, Tonga and the United States were played over two match days on 9 November and 17 November 2012.[1]

The aim of the tournament was to increase the competitiveness between emerging rugby nations before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales. Other unions involved in the 2012 International Rugby Series were Chile, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Portugal, Romania and Uruguay.[2]

The tournament matches were in addition to those between tier one and tier two/three nations within the 2012-2019 international tours and test schedule which increased the opportunities for emerging rugby nations to play the world's best teams in June and November.


Fixtures[edit]

Week 1[edit]

9 November 2012
18:00 WET/GMT+0 (UTC+0)
United States  40–26  Russia
Try: Fry 6' c
L'Estrange 17' c
Doyle 36' c
Wyles 46' c
Shaw 50' m, 58' c
Con: Wyles (5/6)
Report Try: Ostroushko 53' m
Temnov (2) 61' m, 71' c
Con: Klyuchnikov (1/3)
Pen: Klyuchnikov 2', 12', 25' (3/4)
FB 15 Chris Wyles
RW 14 Cornelius Dirksen
OC 13 Paul Emerick
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 Luke Hume
FH 10 Toby L'Estrange
SH 9 Robbie Shaw
N8 8 Todd Clever (c)
OF 7 John Quill
BF 6 Scott LaValla
RL 5 Louis Stanfill
LL 4 Brian Doyle'
TP 3 Eric Fry
HK 2 Chris Biller
LP 1 Shawn Pittman
Replacements:
HK 16 Zach Fenoglio
PR 17 Nicholas Wallace
PR 18 Anthony Purpura
FL 19 Inaki Basauri
FL 20 Peter Dahl
SH 21 Mike Petri
CE 22 Roland Suniula
FH 23 Gearoid McDonald
Coach:
Mike Tolkin
FB 15 Igor Klyuchnikov
RW 14 Denis Simplikevich
OC 13 Vasily Artemyev
IC 12 Alexey Makovetskiy
LW 11 Vladimir Ostroushko
FH 10 Sergey Sugrobov
SH 9 Alexey Shcherban
N8 8 Victor Gresev
OF 7 Pavel Butenko
BF 6 Andrey Temnov
RL 5 Kirill Kulemin
LL 4 Alexander Voytov (c)
TP 3 Evgeny Pronenko
HK 2 Valery Tsnobiladze
LP 1 Gregory Tsnobiladze
Replacements:
HK 16 Vladislav Korshunov
PR 17 Alexey Volkov
PR 18 Innokenty Zykov
LK 19 Vladimir Boltenkov
FL 20 Andrey Garbuzov
SH 21 Gleb Babkin
FH 22 Ramil Gysin
CE 23 Dmitry Gerasimov
Coach:
Wales Kingsley Jones

Touch judges:
Wayne Davies (Wales)
Chris Williams (Wales)
Television match official:
Huw Lewis (Wales)


9 November 2012
20:00 WET/GMT+0 (UTC+0)
Canada  12–42  Samoa
Try: Moonlight 70' m
Briad 74' c
Con: Pritchard (1/2)
Report Try: Tuifu'a 4' c
Lilomaiava 16' m, 21' c, 41' c, 66' c
Con: So'oialo (4/5)
Pen: So'oialo 14', 50', 54' (3/3)
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Taylor Paris
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Phil Mackenzie Substituted off 31'
LW 11 Matt Evans Substituted off 65'
FH 10 Connor Braid
SH 9 Sean White Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter (c)
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole
BF 6 Tyler Ardron Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Tyler Hotson
LL 4 Jon Phelan Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Doug Wooldridge Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Ray Barkwill Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Hamilton Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Jason Marshall Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Andrew Tiedemann Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Brett Beukeboom Substituted in 65'
FL 20 John Moonlight Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Eric Wilson Substituted in 67'
CE 22 Nick Blevins Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63' Substituted in 31'
WG 23 Jeff Hassler Substituted in 65'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
FB 15 James So'oialo
RW 14 Paul Perez
OC 13 George Pisi
IC 12 Setaimata Sa Substituted off 51'
LW 11 Robert Lilomaiava
FH 10 Tusi Pisi Substituted off 67'
SH 9 Jeremy Su'a Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Taiasina Tuifua Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Fomai Tivaini
BF 6 Ofisa Treviranus Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Filo Paulo
LL 4 Fa'atiga Lemalu
TP 3 Census Johnston Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Ole Avei
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo (c) Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
PR 16 Viliamu Afatia Substituted in 67'
LK 17 Joe Tekori Substituted in 61'
PR 18 James Johnston Substituted in 58'
HK 19 Ropeti Lafo Substituted in 72'
FB 20 Fa'atoina Autagavaia Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Kahn Fotuali'i Substituted in 63'
CE 22 Johnny Leota Substituted in 51'
FL 23 Alafoti Faosiliva Substituted in 51' Substituted off 72'
Coach:
Stephen Betham

Touch judges:
Wayne Davies (Wales)
Chris Williams (Wales)
Television match official:
Huw Lewis (Wales)


Week 2[edit]

17 November 2012
18:00 WET/GMT+0 (UTC+0)
United States  13–22  Tonga
Try: Shaw 38' c
Con: Pangelinan
Pen: Pangelinan 28', 45' (2/4)
Report Try: Helu 2' m
Lilo 59' c
Piukala 75' c
Con: Lilo (2/3)
Pen: Lilo 51' (1/3)
FB 15 Zach Pangelinan
RW 14 Cornelius Dirksen
OC 13 Paul Emerick
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 Luke Hume
FH 10 Toby L'Estrange
SH 9 Robbie Shaw
N8 8 Todd Clever (c)
OF 7 John Quill
BF 6 Scott LaValla
RL 5 Louis Stanfill
LL 4 Brian Doyle
TP 3 Eric Fry
HK 2 Chris Biller
LP 1 Shawn Pittman
Replacements:
HK 16 Derek Asbun
PR 17 Nicholas Wallace
WG 18 Zach Pangelinan
FL 19 Inaki Basauri
FL 20 Peter Dahl
SH 21 Mike Petri
CE 22 Roland Suniula
FH 23 Gearoid McDonald
Coach:
Mike Tolkin
FB 15 Vungakoto Lilo
RW 14 Viliami Helu
OC 13 Sukanaivalu Hufanga
IC 12 Sione Piukala
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Fangatapu Apikotoa
SH 9 Taniela Moa
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Steve Mafi
RL 5 Lua Lokotui
LL 4 Joseph Tuineau
TP 3 Halani Aulika
HK 2 Elvis Taione
LP 1 Alisona Taumalolo
Replacements:
HK 16 Ilaisia Ma'asi
PR 17 Kisi Pulu
PR 18 Tevita Mailau
FL 19 Hale T Pole
SH 20 Joshua Afu
FH 21 Viliame Iongi
WG 22 Edmond Paea
WG 23 Alipate Fatafehi
Coach:
Mana Otai

Touch judges:
Tim Hayes (Wales)
Wayne Davies (Wales)
Television match official:
Paul Adams (Wales)


17 November 2012
20:00 WET/GMT+0 (UTC+0)
Canada  35–3  Russia
Try: Hassler 19' c, 57' c
Paris 42' c
Blevins 44' m
Con: Pritchard (3/4)
Pen: Pritchard 4', 10', 33' (3/4)
Report Pen: Klyuchnikov 8' (1/3)
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Jeff Hassler
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Nick Blevins
LW 11 Taylor Paris
FH 10 Harry Jones
SH 9 Eric Wilson
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter (c)
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole
BF 6 Tyler Ardron
RL 5 Tyler Hotson
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall
HK 2 Ryan Hamilton
LP 1 Andrew Tiedemann
Replacements:
PR 16 Hubert Buydens
HK 17 Ray Barkwill
PR 18 Doug Wooldridge
LK 19 Jon Phelan
CE 20 Phil Mackenzie
FL 21 Nanyak Dala
SH 22 Phil Mack
FH 23 Connor Braid
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Igor Klyuchnikov
RW 14 Denis Simplikevich
OC 13 Vasily Artemyev
IC 12 Dmitry Gerasimov
LW 11 Vladimir OstRUShko
FH 10 Sergey Sugrobov
SH 9 Alexey Shcherban
N8 8 Victor Gresev
OF 7 Pavel Butenko
BF 6 Andrey Temnov
RL 5 Kirill Kulemin
LL 4 Alexander Voytov (c)
TP 3 Evgeny Pronenko
HK 2 Valery Tsnobiladze
LP 1 Gregory Tsnobiladze
Replacements:
HK 16 Vladislav Korshunov
PR 17 Alexey Volkov
PR 18 Innokenty Zykov
FL 19 Andrey Garbuzov
FH 20 Ramil Gysin
SH 21 Gleb Babkin
FL 22 Yuri Vengerov
CE 23 Sergey Trishin
Coach:
Wales Kingsley Jones

Touch judges:
Tim Hayes (Wales)
Wayne Davies (Wales)
Television match official:
Paul Adams (Wales)

Sponsorship[edit]

The competition is funded by the International Rugby Board and supported by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and Conwy County Borough Council.

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