2010 Rugby League Four Nations

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2010 (2010) Four Nations  ()
Four Nations logo
Number of teams 4
Host countries  Australia
 New Zealand
Winner  New Zealand

Matches played 7
Attendance 137,506 (19,644 per match)
Points scored 76 (10.86 per match)
Tries scored 15 (2.14 per match)
Top scorer New Zealand Benji Marshall (40)
Top try scorers England Tony Clubb (4)
New Zealand Junior Sa'u (4)
Australia Brent Tate (4)
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The 2010 Rugby League Four Nations tournament was played in Australia and New Zealand in October and November 2010. The tournament was the second time the Four Nations had been held, following on from the 2009 edition held in England and France.

The series was contested between Australia, England, New Zealand and the winners of the 2009 Pacific Cup, Papua New Guinea.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team Mascot Coach Captain RLIF Rank Continent
Australia Australia The Kangaroos Australia Tim Sheens Darren Lockyer 1 Asia
England England The Lions England Steve McNamara James Graham 3 Europe
New Zealand New Zealand The Kiwis New Zealand Stephen Kearney Benji Marshall 2 Oceania
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea The Kumuls Papua New Guinea Stanley Gene Paul Aiton 6 Asia

Australia[edit]

Coach: Australia Tim Sheens

Of the twenty five players, twenty three were Australian born while two were Fijian born.

Club Team Players
Australia Brisbane Broncos Darren Lockyer (capt.), Sam Thaiday
Australia Canberra Raiders Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, David Shillington
Australia Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Paul Gallen
Australia Gold Coast Titans Greg Bird
Australia Manly Sea Eagles Anthony Watmough
Australia Melbourne Storm Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith
Australia Newcastle Knights Kurt Gidley
New Zealand New Zealand Warriors Brent Tate
Australia North Queensland Cowboys Matthew Scott, Willie Tonga
Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs Greg Inglis
Australia Penrith Panthers Petero Civoniceva, Luke Lewis
Australia St. George Illawarra Dragons Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Dean Young
Australia Sydney Roosters Todd Carney, Nate Myles
Australia Wests Tigers Chris Lawrence, Robbie Farah, Lote Tuqiri*

* Replaced originally selected Jarryd Hayne after he withdrew due to injury.[2]

England[edit]

Coach: England Steve McNamara

All twenty four players were English born.

Club Team Players
England Castleford Tigers Michael Shenton1
England Harlequins RL Tony Clubb
England Huddersfield Giants Kevin Brown, Leroy Cudjoe, Luke Robinson, Eorl Crabtree, Darrell Griffin, Shaun Lunt
England Hull Tom Briscoe
England Leeds Rhinos Ryan Hall
Australia Melbourne Storm Gareth Widdop
Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs Sam Burgess
England St Helens RLFC James Graham (capt.), James Roby
England Warrington Wolves Ryan Atkins, Ben Harrison, Ben Westwood, Garreth Carvell2
Australia Wests Tigers Gareth Ellis
England Wigan Warriors Darrell Goulding, Sam Tomkins, Joel Tomkins, Stuart Fielden, Sean O'Loughlin

1 Ruled out of the rest of the tournament after round one due to injury.[3]

2 Replaced originally selected Adrian Morley who was originally selected to captain the squad, but withdrew due to an injury suffered in the pre-tournament match against the New Zealand Māori.;[4] while James Graham was named the team captain.[5]

New Zealand[edit]

Coach: New Zealand Stephen Kearney

Of the twenty two players, seventeen were New Zealand born while five were Australian born.

Club Team Players
Australia Canberra Raiders Bronson Harrison
England Leeds Rhinos Greg Eastwood
Australia Melbourne Storm Adam Blair, Sika Manu
Australia Newcastle Knights Junior Sa'u
Australia Penrith Panthers Frank Pritchard, Sam McKendry1
Australia St George Illawarra Dragons Nathan Fien, Jason Nightingale, Jeremy Smith
Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs Issac Luke
Australia Sydney Roosters Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Sam Perrett, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
New Zealand New Zealand Warriors Lewis Brown, Lance Hohaia, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Manu Vatuvei2
Australia Wests Tigers Benji Marshall (capt.)
England Wigan Warriors Thomas Leuluai

1 Replaced originally selected Fuifui Moimoi who withdrew due to injury.[6]

2 Ruled out of the rest of the tournament after round one due to injury.[7]

Antonio Winterstein and Lewis Brown were included in the squad but not selected to play in any of the tournament's matches.[8]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Coach: Papua New Guinea Stanley Gene

Of the twenty four players, fourteen were Papua New Guinea born while one was Australian born.

Club Team Players
Papua New Guinea Agmark Rabaul Gurias Dion Aiye, Larsen Marabe, George Moni, Rodney Pora, Pidi Tongap
New Zealand Haswell Hornets Joseph Pombo
Australia Cronulla Sharks Paul Aiton (capt.)
Papua New Guinea Enga Mioks David Loko
England Featherstone Rovers Jessie Joe Parker
Australia Gold Coast Titans Ryan Tongia
Papua New Guinea Goroka Bintangor Lahanis Glen Nami
England Halifax RLFC Makali Aizue
England Hunslet Hawks Michael Mark, Charlie Wabo
Australia Ipswich Jets Desmond Mok
Papua New Guinea Masta Mak Rangers Nickson Kolo, Johnson Kuike
Papua New Guinea Mendi Muruks Elizah Riyong
Australia Newtown Jets Richard Kambo
Australia Northern Pride Rod Griffin
Australia North Sydney Bears James Nightingale*
Australia Parkes Spacemen Benjamin John
England Sheffield Eagles Menzie Yere
QRL Alex Haija

* Replaced originally selected Sigfred Gande who withdrew due to injury just hours before the tournament started.[9]

Officials[edit]

Three referees were initially appointed to control matches in the Four Nations:

Richard Silverwood suffered a leg injury and missed round two. He was replaced for this round by Australian referee Ben Cummins.[10]

Venues[edit]

The games were played at venues in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament final was played in Brisbane.

Wellington Sydney Rotorua Melbourne Auckland Brisbane
Westpac Stadium Parramatta Stadium International Stadium AAMI Park Eden Park Suncorp Stadium
Capacity: 34,500 Capacity: 21,500 Capacity: 26,000 Capacity: 30,050 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 52,500
Westpac Trust stadium viewed from Wadestown.jpg Parramatta Stadium New Scoreboard.jpg AAMI Park, Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys.jpg Eden Park cropped.jpg Suncorp Stadium.jpg

Round one[edit]

New Zealand vs England[edit]

In the curtain raiser match the Junior Kangaroos defeated the Junior Kiwis 24-16.

Teams
NEW ZEALAND: 1. Lance Hohaia 2. Jason Nightingale 3. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 4. Junior Sa'u 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Benji Marshall (c) 7. Nathan Fien 8. Greg Eastwood 9. Thomas Leuluai 10. Adam Blair 11. Simon Mannering 12. Bronson Harrison 13. Jeremy Smith 14. Isaac Luke 15. Ben Matulino 16. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 17. Frank Pritchard
ENGLAND: 1. Gareth Widdop 2. Darrell Goulding 3. Michael Shenton 4. Ryan Atkins 5. Tom Briscoe 6. Kevin Brown 7. Sam Tomkins 8. James Graham 9. James Roby 10. Stuart Fielden 11. Gareth Ellis 12. Sam Burgess 13. Sean O'Loughlin 14. Luke Robinson 15. Joel Tomkins 16. Ben Westwood 17. Darrell Griffin

Saturday, 23 October
8:00pm
New Zealand  24 – 10  England
Tries
Sa'u (4') 1
Hohaia (34') 1
Kenny-Dowall (44') 1
Marshall (66') 1
Goals
Marshall 4/5
Match details Tries
1 (56') Roby
1 (58') Widdop
Goals
1/2 Widdop
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Attendance: 20,681[11]
Referee/s: Tony Archer

Australia vs Papua New Guinea[edit]

In the curtain raiser match Samoa defeated Tonga 22–6.[12]

Teams
AUSTRALIA: 1. Billy Slater 2. Brett Morris 3. Brent Tate 4. Willie Tonga 5. Lote Tuqiri 6. Darren Lockyer (c) 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Nate Myles 9. Cameron Smith 10. Petero Civoniceva 11. Luke Lewis 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Paul Gallen 14. David Shillington 15. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 16. Anthony Watmough 17. Kurt Gidley
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 1. Ryan Tongia 2. Michael Mark 3. Jessie Joe Parker 4. Emmanuel Yere 5. Elizah Riyong 6. Glen Nami 7. Dion Aiye 8. Macali Aizue 9. Charlie Wabo 10. George Moni 11. Rod Griffin 12. David Loko 13. Paul Aiton (c) 14. Benjamin John 15. Nickson Kolo 16. Larsen Marabe 17. Joseph Pombo

Sunday, 24 October
4:00pm
Australia  42 – 0  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Tonga (21', 76') 2
Slater (5') 1
Tate (14') 1
Cronk (17') 1
Morris (25') 1
Smith (55') 1
Lockyer (59') 1
Goals
Smith 5/8
Match details
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 11,308
Referee/s: Shane Rehm
Man of the Match: Cameron Smith

Round two[edit]

New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea[edit]

In the curtain raiser match the Junior Kiwis defeated the Junior Kangaroos 32-20 to square the series 1-all. The Junior Kangaroos were ahead 20-0 at half time.[13]

Teams:

NEW ZEALAND: 1. Lance Hohaia, 2. Jason Nightingale, 3. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 4. Junior Sau, 5. Sam Perrett, 6. Benji Marshall, 7. Nathan Fien, 8. Sam McKendry, 9. Thomas Leuluai, 10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 11. Sika Manu, 12. Simon Mannering, 13. Jeremy Smith, 14. Issac Luke, 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 16. Bronson Harrison, 17. Greg Eastwood
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 1. Ryan Tongia, 2. Michael Mark, 3. Jessie Joe Parker, 4. Emmanuel Yere, 5. Elizah Riyong, 6. Glen Nami, 7. Dion Aiye, 8. Macali Aizue, 9. Charlie Wabo, 10. James Nightingale, 11. Rodney Griffin, 12. Johnson Kuike, 13. Paul Aiton, 14. Benjamin John, 15. Nickson Kolo, 16. Pidi Tongap, 17. Alex Haija

Saturday, 30 October
4:00pm
New Zealand  76 – 12  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Perrett (3', 48', 63') 3
Sa'u (25', 43', 45') 3
Smith (12', 17') 2
Mannering (7') 1
Hohaia (32') 1
Eastwood (36') 1
Luke (40') 1
Nightingale (72') 1
Manu (76') 1
Goals
Marshall 8/10
Luke 2/4
Match details Tries
1 (53') Yere
1 (56') Nami
Goals
2/2 Tongia
International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand
Attendance: 6,000
Referee/s: Ben Cummins

Australia vs England[edit]

Teams:
AUSTRALIA: 1. Billy Slater 2. Brett Morris 3. Brent Tate 4. Willie Tonga 5. Lote Tuqiri 6. Darren Lockyer (c) 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Nate Myles 9. Cameron Smith 10. Petero Civoniceva 11. Luke Lewis 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Paul Gallen 14. David Shillington 15. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 16. Anthony Watmough 17. Kurt Gidley
ENGLAND: 1. Sam Tomkins 2. Darrell Goulding 3. Leroy Cudjoe 4. Ryan Atkins 5. Tom Briscoe 6. Sean O'Loughlin 7. Luke Robinson 8. Sam Burgess 9. James Roby 10. James Graham 11. Gareth Ellis 12. Joel Tomkins 13. Ben Westwood 14. Stuart Fielden 15. Eorl Crabtree 16. Ben Harrison 17. Shaun Lunt

Sunday, 31 October
6:30pm
Australia  34 – 14  England
Tries
Lewis (5', 18') 2
Slater (22') 1
Tate (27') 1
Tonga (31') 1
Tuqiri (47') 1
Goals
Smith 5/7
Match details Tries
1 (9') Burgess
1 (43') Robinson
Goals
2/2 Westwood
1/1 Cudjoe
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
Attendance: 18,894
Referee/s: Tony Archer
Man of the Match: Luke Lewis

Round Three[edit]

England vs Papua New Guinea[edit]

Teams
ENGLAND: 1. Sam Tomkins 2. Ryan Hall 3. Leroy Cudjoe 4. Tony Clubb 5. Tom Briscoe 6. Kevin Brown 7. Luke Robinson 8. James Graham 9. James Roby 10. Sam Burgess 11. Gareth Ellis 12. Ben Westwood 13. Sean O'Loughlin 14. Darrell Griffin 15. Garreth Carvell 16. Ben Harrison 17. Gareth Widdop
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 1. Jessie Joe Parker 2. Michael Mark 3. Elizah Riyong 4. Emmanuel Yere 5. Richard Kembo 6. Glen Nami 7. Dion Aiye 8. Macali Aizue 9. Charlie Wabo 10. Nickson Kolo 11. Rodney Griffin 12. David Loko 13. Paul Aiton 14. Benjamin John 15. George Moni 16. Joseph Pombo 17. Johnson Kuike

Saturday, 6 November
6:00pm (NZDT)
England  36 – 10  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Clubb 4
(18', 30', 40', 76')
Robinson (16', 36') 2
Harrison (55') 1
Goals
Westwood 3/4
Widdop 1/3
Match details Tries
1 (58') Aizue
1 (66') Yere
Goals
1/2 Aiye
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Referee/s: Shane Rehm

New Zealand vs Australia[edit]

Teams
NEW ZEALAND: 1. Lance Hohaia 2. Jason Nightingale 3. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 4. Junior Sa'u 5. Sam Perrett 6. Benji Marshall 7. Nathan Fien 8. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 9. Thomas Leuluai 10. Adam Blair 11. Sika Manu 12. Simon Mannering 13. Jeremy Smith 14. Isaac Luke 15. Greg Eastwood 16. Frank Pritchard 17. Ben Matulino
AUSTRALIA: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Brett Morris 3. Brent Tate 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Lote Tuqiri 6. Todd Carney 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Matthew Scott 9. Cameron Smith 10. David Shillington 11. Greg Bird 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Paul Gallen 14. Dean Young 15. Petero Civoniceva 16. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 17. Robbie Farah

Saturday, 6 November
8:15pm (NZDT)
New Zealand  20 – 34  Australia
Tries
Pritchard (30') 1
Nightingale (64') 1
Kenny-Dowall (77') 1
Goals
Marshall 4/5
Match details Tries
2 (21', 58') Morris
1 (7') Cronk
1 (24') Tate
1 (46') Boyd
1 (55') Lawrence
Goals
3/4 Smith
2/2 Carney
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Attendance: 44,324
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood
Man of the Match: Paul Gallen

Points table[edit]

2010 Four Nations
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 110 34 +76 6
2  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 120 56 +64 4
3  England 3 1 0 2 60 68 −8 2
4  Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 3 22 154 −132 0

Final[edit]

Saturday, 13 November
8:30pm (AEDT)
Australia  12 – 16  New Zealand
Tries
Tate (4') 1
Slater (59') 1
Goals
C Smith 2/2
Match details Video Tries
1 (36') Kenny-Dowall
1 (71') Nightingale
1 (79') Fien
Goals
2/3 Marshall
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Attendance: 36,299
Referee/s: Australia Tony Archer
Man of the Match: New Zealand Jeremy Smith[14]
Australia Australian colours.svg New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand
Billy Slater FB Lance Hohaia
Brett Morris WG Jason Nightingale
Brent Tate CE Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Willie Tonga CE Simon Mannering
Lote Tuqiri WG Sam Perrett
Darren Lockyer (c) FE Benji Marshall (c)
Cooper Cronk HB Nathan Fien
Matthew Scott PR Adam Blair
Cameron Smith HK Thomas Leuluai
David Shillington PR Sam McKendry
Luke Lewis SR Bronson Harrison
Sam Thaiday SR Ben Matulino
Paul Gallen LK Jeremy Smith
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Int Greg Eastwood
Greg Bird Int Isaac Luke
Kurt Gidley Int Frank-Paul Nuuausala
Nate Myles Int Sika Manu

Pre-tournament matches[edit]

Before the series, New Zealand played an additional Test against Samoa. It was the first time the two nations have clashed.[15] England played Cumbria on 3 October as a memorial match for Gary Purdham.[16] England also faced the New Zealand Māori rugby league team in a curtain raiser to the New Zealand-Samoa test.[17]

Papua New Guinea vs Prime Ministers XIII[edit]

25 September 2010
Papua New Guinea  18 – 30 Australia Prime Minister's XIII
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 10,000 approx.

Cumbria vs England[edit]

3 October 2010
Cumbria 18 – 18  England
Recreation Ground, Whitehaven
Attendance: 5,250
Referee/s: Phil Bentham

Ipswich Centennial XIII v Papua New Guinea[edit]

16 October 2010
Ipswich Centennial XIII Ipswich Colours.svg 26 – 50  Papua New Guinea

New Zealand Māori v England[edit]

16 October 2010
5:30pm
Māori  18 – 18  England
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 11,512
Referee/s: Leon Williamson

New Zealand vs Samoa[edit]

16 October 2010
7:35pm
New Zealand  50 – 6  Samoa
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 11,512[18]
Referee/s: Shane Rehm

Broadcasting details[edit]

The Four Nations was broadcast to over 60 countries worldwide.[19]

  • Australia:
    • Nine Network – All Kangaroos matches live (except New Zealand vs Australia) plus the final, others delayed
    • Fox Sports – Some live and some delayed
  • Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia:
    • Astro – All Matches Live
  • Fiji, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau, Marianas, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia and Guam:
  • New Zealand:
    • Sky Sport – All Matches Live
    • Prime – All New Zealand matches delayed
  • Niue:
  • Papua New Guinea:
    • EMTV – All Matches Live
  • Samoa:
  • Singapore:
  • Tonga and Solomon Islands:
  • Bosnia, Slovenia, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Croatia:
  • SportKlub – All Matches Live
  • Ireland:
    • BSkyB – Live coverage of all matches except NZ v England & Australia v PNG.
  • United Kingdom:
    • BSkyB – Live coverage of all matches except NZ v England & Australia v PNG.
    • BBC – Live coverage of NZ v England & Australia v PNG. All other matches delayed.
  • Afghanistan, Chad, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Algeria
  • Sub-Sahra Region and South Africa
  • Canada, the United State of America and the Caribbean:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PNG seal 2010 Four Nations place". BBC News. 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Hayne out of Australia team The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 2010
  3. ^ England tour over for injured Shenton The Independent, 28 October 2010
  4. ^ Carvell called up by EnglandSydney Morning Herald, 18 October 2010
  5. ^ James Graham replaces injured Adrian Morley Daily Mail, 18 October 2010
  6. ^ McKendry called into Kiwis for injured Moimoi NZRL, 11 October 2010
  7. ^ Vatuvei looks ahead after breaking arm rleague.com, 24 October 2010
  8. ^ AP (5 October 2010). "New faces join Kiwis Four Nations squad". Wide World of Sports. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ PNG's Gande out of Four Nations YahooXtra News, 25 October 2010
  10. ^ Aussie boys must quit whingeing The Daily Telegraph, 29 October 2010
  11. ^ "Kiwis too strong for England". The Press Association. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  12. ^ Steve, By (31 July 2010). "Beetson filthy over Folau request". Herald Sun. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "League: Second half Junior Kiwis blitz squares Aussie series". The New Zealand Herald. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.nrl.com/kiwis-claim-second-four-nations-title/tabid/10874/newsid/83042/default.aspx?cid=NRL_HP_Hero
  15. ^ "League: Kiwis to play Samoa for first time". The New Zealand Herald. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  16. ^ England to play Garry Purdham memorial game against Cumbria The Guardian, 17 June 2010
  17. ^ "NZ Maori rugby league to play England". Stuff.co.nz. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Half Century Up - Kiwis 50, Toa Samoa 6". voxy.co.nz (New Zealand: Digital Advance Limited). 17 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  19. ^ "International Broadcast Information - Four Nations". Rlfournations.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

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