Nations Cup (Women's rugby) 2011
|2011 Women's Nation's Cup|
|Champions||England (U20 & Senior)|
|Runners-up|| United States (U20)
The third Nations Cup tournament was played at Appleby College and Chatham-Kent in Ontario, Canada, in August 2011 following on from an Under-20 version which took place in California a month before. The tournaments included teams representing USA, South Africa, England and Canada. England retained both titles.
For USA, Canada and South Africa these were the first internationals they had played since the World Cup. Although the final results in both tournaments were as expected, in the senior event England trailed to both USA and Canada before turning the games round - in the case of the USA game from the final play of the game after 7 minutes of added injury time. Canada lead 5-3 at half time in the group game before conceding four second half tries.
Despite (or possibly because) of their impressive start against, USA struggled in later group games - the effect of having to play four games in ten days, sometimes in temperatures of over 30°C having an effect. However, all teams used the group phase of tournament to try out different formations - only in the finals did most teams select their strongest available starting XVs.
Under 20 Nations Cup 2011 (Santa Barbara, California)
|4||South Africa U20||3||0||0||3||17||118||0|
[Video and match report]
|Canada U20||0-41||England U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Natasha Jones 6'
Katie Mason 10'
Rebecca Hughes 21', 79'
Hannah Gallagher 32', 51'
Ceri Large 82'
Cons: Amber Reed 6', 80', 82'
|USA U20||27-3||South Africa U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Anderson 29’
Cons: Bizer 73', 79'
Pen: Bizer 20'
|Pen: Pienaar 18’|
|Canada U20||27-7||South Africa U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Farella 15’, 46’, 53’
Conv: Harvey 54’
|Try: Pieenar 57’
Conv: Pieenar 57’
|USA U20||0-37||England U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Davidson 15’, 55’, 67’
Conv: Large 42'
|England U20||66-7||South Africa U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Gallagher (2)
Cons: E Scott (3)
|Try: Van Slicht
|USA U20||15-5||Canada U20||Storke Field, Santa Barbara|
|Canada U20||32-5||South Africa U20||Harder Stadium, Santa Barbara|
Cons: Vestby (2)
|USA U20||11-48||England U20||Harder Stadium, Santa Barbara|
|Tries: Hughes (2)
Cons: Reed (4)
Nations Cup 2011 (Appleby College, Oakville, Canada)
|Canada||52-17||South Africa||Oakville, Ontario|
|England||15-11||United States||Oakville, Ontario|
|England||46-8||South Africa||Chatham-Kent, Ontario|
|Canada||35-17||United States||Chatham-Kent, Ontario|
|United States||23-26||South Africa||Oakville, Ontario|
|United States||29-9||South Africa||Oakville, Ontario|
- 1 try scoring bonus for four or more tries, 1 losing bonus for losing by less than 7 points
- 4 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 0 points for a loss (unless bonus points are awarded)
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