1995 Rugby League Emerging Nations Tournament

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1995 (1995) Emerging Nations Tournament  ()
Number of teams 7
Host country  England
Winner  Cook Islands

Top scorer  Cook Islands Meti Noovao (50 Points)
Top try scorer  Cook Islands James Cuthers (7 Tries)

The 1995 Rugby League Emerging Nations Tournament was held alongside the Centenary Rugby League World Cup. Although the competition received little build-up or promotion, the novelty value of the teams taking part encouraged relatively large crowds, and the competition was a success. A crowd of 4,147 was present at Gigg Lane, Bury for the final between the Cook Islands and Ireland.

Squads[edit]

Cook Islands[edit]

Player Club Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Turara Bates Titikaveka Bulldogs 0 0 0 0
Craig Bowen Illawarra Steelers 3 0 0 12
James Cuthers Otahuhu Leopards 7 0 0 28
Ali Davys Brisbane Broncos 0 0 1 1
Tama Henry Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers 0 0 0 0
Bob Hunter Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 2 0 0 8
Martin Iro Titikaveka Bulldogs 0 0 0 0
Lefour Jack Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers 0 0 0 0
Denvour Johnston Wellington Rugby League 2 0 0 8
Alec Kermode Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 1 0 0 4
Lloyd Matapo Titikaveka Bulldogs 0 0 0 0
Piri Matapo Titikaveka Bulldogs 0 0 0 0
Meti Noovao Auckland City Vulcans 3 19 0 50
Andrew Paitai Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers 0 0 0 0
Richard Piakura Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 0 1 0 2
Sonny Shepherd Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 4 0 0 16
Taoro Strickland Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers 0 0 0 0
Tangimetua Tangimetua Ngatantiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 0 0 0 0
Ngere Tariu Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers 6 0 0 24
Jason Temu Oldham RLFC 0 0 0 0
Tungane Tini Tupap-Maraerenga Panthers 0 0 0 0
Tiri Toa Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 2 0 0 8
Allan Tuara Tupap-Maraerenga Panthers 2 0 0 8

Ireland[edit]

Player Club Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Michael Browne Tallaght Tigers 1 0 0 4
Leo Casey Featherstone Rovers 1 0 0 4
Sean Cleary Dublin Blues 0 0 0 0
Phelim Comerford Dublin Blues 2 12 0 32
Martin Crompton Oldham RLFC 1 0 0 4
Eric Boyle Dublin Blues 0 0 0 0
Des Foy Oldham RLFC 2 0 0 8
Gavin Gordon Bangor Vikings 4 0 0 16
Gary Grainey Leigh Miners Welfare ARLFC 2 0 0 8
Liam Horrigan Woolston Rovers 1 0 0 4
Seamus McCallion Bramley RLFC 0 0 0 0
Craig McElhatton Bradford Dudley Hill 1 0 0 4
Eugene McEntaggert Dublin Blues 0 0 0 0
Anthony Nuttall Newsome Magpies 0 0 0 0
Conor O'Sullivan Dublin Blues 1 0 0 4
Paul Owens Bradford Dudley Hill 0 0 0 0
George Slicker Halifax RLFC 0 0 0 0
Richard Smith Bradford Northern 1 0 0 4
Rickey Smith Bangor Vikings 1 0 0 4
Bryan Smyth Illingworth ARLFC 0 0 0 0
Paul Topping Oldham RLFC 0 0 0 0

Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

October 16
Scotland  34–9  Russia
October 18
Cook Islands  58–20  Russia
October 18
Scotland  38–16  United States
October 20
Cook Islands  21–10  Scotland
October 20
Russia  28–26  United States

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Cook Islands 3 3 0 0 143 38 +105 6
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 82 46 +36 4
 Russia 3 1 0 2 57 118 −61 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 50 130 −80 0
  • Cook Islands advanced to the final.

Group B[edit]

Results[edit]

October 16
Ireland  48–26  Moldova
October 18
Moldova  24–19  Morocco
October 20
Ireland  42–6  Morocco

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 90 32 +58 4
 Moldova 2 1 0 1 50 67 -17 2
 Morocco 2 0 0 2 25 66 −41 0
  • Ireland advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

October 24
Cook Islands  22–6  Ireland
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 4147

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Rugby league Emerging Nations Tournament Official Brochure, 1995
  • The Rugby League World Cup book, League Publications Ltd, 2000