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)
2000

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 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 1 0 0 4
Eric Boyle Dublin Blues 0 0 0 0
Des Foy Oldham 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 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 0 0 0 0

Venues[edit]

The games were played at various venues in England. The Final was played at Gigg Lane in Bury.

Bury Castleford Warrington Rochdale
Gigg Lane Wheldon Road Wilderspool Stadium Spotland Stadium
Capacity: 11,840 Capacity: 11,775 Capacity: 10,200 Capacity: 9,961
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Leigh Featherstone Northampton Dewsbury
Hilton Park Post Office Road Sixfields Stadium Crown Flatt
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 9,850 Capacity: 7,798 Capacity: 5,100
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Group A[edit]

Results[edit]

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

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

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "World Cup 1995 details". The Vault. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  • Rugby league Emerging Nations Tournament Official Brochure, 1995
  • The Rugby League World Cup book, League Publications Ltd, 2000