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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 137,436 (19,634 per match)
Points scored 340 (48.57 per match)
Tries scored 61 (8.71 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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2011

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 Tim Sheens Darren Lockyer 1 Asia
England England The Lions Steve McNamara James Graham 3 Europe
New Zealand New Zealand The Kiwis Stephen Kearney Benji Marshall 2 Oceania
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea The Kumuls 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
Wellington regional stadium.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.

Saturday, 23 October
8:00pm
New Zealand  24 – 10  England
Tries
Junior Sa'u (4') 1
Lance Hohaia (34') 1
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (44') 1
Benji Marshall (66') 1
Goals
Benji Marshall 4/5
Match details Tries
1 (56') James Roby
1 (58') Gareth Widdop
Goals
1/2 Gareth Widdop
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Attendance: 20,681[11]
Referee/s: Tony Archer
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Lance Hohaia
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
RC 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Shaun Kenny-Dowall
LC 4 Newcastle colours.svg Junior Sa'u
LW 5 New Zealand colours.svg Manu Vatuvei
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Illawarra colours.svg Nathan Fien
PR 8 Rhinoscolours.svg Greg Eastwood
HK 9 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
PR 10 Melbourne colours.svg Adam Blair
SR 11 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
SR 12 Canberra colours.svg Bronson Harrison
LK 13 Illawarra colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
BE 15 New Zealand colours.svg Ben Matulino
BE 16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Frank-Paul Nuuausala
BE 17 Panthers colours.svg Frank Pritchard
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
RW 2 Wigancolours.svg Darrell Goulding
RC 3 Castleford colours.svg Michael Shenton
LC 4 Wolvescolours.svg Ryan Atkins
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Giantscolours.svg Kevin Brown
SH 7 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
PR 8 Saintscolours.svg James Graham (c)
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Wigancolours.svg Stuart Fielden
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 South Sydney colours.svg Sam Burgess
LF 13 Wigancolours.svg Sean O'Loughlin
Substitutions:
BE 14 Giantscolours.svg Luke Robinson
BE 15 Wigancolours.svg Joel Tomkins
BE 16 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
BE 17 Giantscolours.svg Darrell Griffin
Coach:
England Steve McNamara

Australia vs Papua New Guinea[edit]

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

Sunday, 24 October
4:00pm
Australia  42 – 0  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Willie Tonga (21', 76') 2
Billy Slater (5') 1
Brent Tate (14') 1
Cooper Cronk (17') 1
Brett Morris (25') 1
Cameron Smith (55') 1
Darren Lockyer (59') 1
Goals
Cameron Smith 5/8
Match details
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 11,308
Referee/s: Shane Rehm
Man of the Match: Cameron Smith
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Brett Morris
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Brent Tate
LC 4 North Queensland colours.svg Willie Tonga
LW 5 Wests Tigers colours.svg Lote Tuqiri
SO 6 Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
PR 8 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Nate Myles
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
PR 10 Panthers colours.svg Petero Civoniceva
SR 11 Panthers colours.svg Luke Lewis
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
Substitutions:
BE 14 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
BE 15 Canberra colours.svg Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
BE 16 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
BE 17 Newcastle colours.svg Kurt Gidley
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens
FB 1 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Ryan Tongia
RW 2 Hunsletcolours.svg Michael Mark
RC 3 Fevcolours.svg Jessie Joe Parker
LC 4 Sheffeagles colours.svg Emmanuel Yere
LW 5 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Elizah Riyong
FE 6 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Glen Nami
HB 7 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Dion Aiye
PR 8 Faxcolours.svg Makali Aizue
HK 9 Hunsletcolours.svg Charlie Wabo
PR 10 Papua New Guinea colours.svg George Moni
SR 11 Northern Pride colours.png Rod Griffin
SR 12 Papua New Guinea colours.svg David Loko
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Aiton (c)
Substitutions:
BE 14 Australian colours.svg Benjamin John
BE 15 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Nickson Kolo
BE 16 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Larsen Marabe
BE 17 New Zealand colours.svg Joseph Pombo
Coach:
Papua New Guinea Stanley Gene

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]

Saturday, 30 October
4:00pm
New Zealand  76 – 12  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Sam Perrett (3', 48', 63') 3
Junior Sa'u (25', 43', 45') 3
Jeremy Smith (12', 17') 2
Simon Mannering (7') 1
Lance Hohaia (32') 1
Greg Eastwood (36') 1
Issac Luke (40') 1
Jason Nightingale (72') 1
Sika Manu (76') 1
Goals
Benji Marshall 8/10
Issac Luke 2/4
Match details Tries
1 (53') Emmanual Yere
1 (56') Glen Nami
Goals
2/2 Ryan Tongia
International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand
Attendance: 6,000
Referee/s: Ben Cummins
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Lance Hohaia
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
RC 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Shaun Kenny-Dowall
LC 4 Newcastle colours.svg Junior Sa'u
LW 5 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sam Perrett
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Illawarra colours.svg Nathan Fien
PR 8 Panthers colours.svg Sam McKendry
HK 9 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
PR 10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Frank-Paul Nuuausala
SR 11 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
SR 12 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
LK 13 Illawarra colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
BE 15 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
BE 16 Canberra colours.svg Bronson Harrison
BE 17 Rhinoscolours.svg Greg Eastwood
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
FB 1 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Ryan Tongia
RW 2 Hunsletcolours.svg Michael Mark
RC 3 Fevcolours.svg Jessie Joe Parker
LC 4 Sheffeagles colours.svg Emmanuel Yere
LW 5 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Elizah Riyong
FE 6 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Glen Nami
HB 7 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Dion Aiye
PR 8 Faxcolours.svg Makali Aizue
HK 9 Hunsletcolours.svg Charlie Wabo
PR 10 North Sydney colours.svg James Nightingale
SR 11 Northern Pride colours.png Rod Griffin
SR 12 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Johnson Kuike
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Aiton (c)
Substitutions:
BE 14 Australian colours.svg Benjamin John
BE 15 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Nickson Kolo
BE 16 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Pidi Tongap
BE 17 Australian colours.svg Alex Haija
Coach:
Papua New Guinea Stanley Gene

Australia vs England[edit]

Sunday, 31 October
6:30pm
Australia  34 – 14  England
Tries
Luke Lewis (5', 18') 2
Billy Slater (22') 1
Brent Tate (27') 1
Willie Tonga (31') 1
Lote Tuqiri (47') 1
Goals
Cameron Smith 5/7
Match details Tries
1 (9') Sam Burgess
1 (43') Luke Robinson
Goals
2/2 Ben Westwood
1/1 Leroy Cudjoe
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
Attendance: 18,894
Referee/s: Tony Archer
Man of the Match: Luke Lewis
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Brett Morris
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Brent Tate
LC 4 North Queensland colours.svg Willie Tonga
LW 5 Wests Tigers colours.svg Lote Tuqiri
SO 6 Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
PR 8 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Nate Myles
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
PR 10 Panthers colours.svg Petero Civoniceva
SR 11 Panthers colours.svg Luke Lewis
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
Substitutions:
BE 14 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
BE 15 Canberra colours.svg Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
BE 16 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
BE 17 Newcastle colours.svg Kurt Gidley
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Wigancolours.svg Darrell Goulding
RC 3 Giantscolours.svg Leroy Cudjoe
LC 4 Wolvescolours.svg Ryan Atkins
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Wigancolours.svg Sean O'Loughlin
SH 7 Giantscolours.svg Luke Robinson
PR 8 South Sydney colours.svg Sam Burgess
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Saintscolours.svg James Graham (c)
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 Wigancolours.svg Joel Tomkins
LF 13 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
Substitutions:
BE 14 Wigancolours.svg Stuart Fielden
BE 15 Giantscolours.svg Eorl Crabtree
BE 16 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Harrison
BE 17 Giantscolours.svg Shaun Lunt
Coach:
England Steve McNamara

Round Three[edit]

England vs Papua New Guinea[edit]

Saturday, 6 November
6:00pm (NZDT)
England  36 – 10  Papua New Guinea
Tries
Tony Clubb 4
(18', 30', 40', 76')
Luke Robinson (16', 36') 2
Ben Harrison (55') 1
Goals
Ben Westwood 3/4
Gareth Widdop 1/3
Match details Tries
1 (58') Makali Aizue
1 (66') Emmanuel Yere
Goals
1/2 Dion Aiye
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Referee/s: Shane Rehm
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Ryan Hall
RC 3 Giantscolours.svg Leroy Cudjoe
LC 4 Quinscolours.svg Tony Clubb
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Giantscolours.svg Kevin Brown
SH 7 Giantscolours.svg Luke Robinson
PR 8 Saintscolours.svg James Graham (c)
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 South Sydney colours.svg Sam Burgess
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
LF 13 Wigancolours.svg Sean O'Loughlin
Substitutions:
BE 14 Giantscolours.svg Darrell Griffin
BE 15 Wolvescolours.svg Garreth Carvell
BE 16 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Harrison
BE 17 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
Coach:
England Steve McNamara
FB 1 Fevcolours.svg Jessie Joe Parker
RW 2 Hunsletcolours.svg Michael Mark
RC 3 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Elizah Riyong
LC 4 Sheffeagles colours.svg Emmanuel Yere
LW 5 Newtown colours.svg Richard Kembo
FE 6 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Glen Nami
HB 7 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Dion Aiye
PR 8 Faxcolours.svg Makali Aizue
HK 9 Hunsletcolours.svg Charlie Wabo
PR 10 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Nickson Kolo
SR 11 Northern Pride colours.png Rod Griffin
SR 12 Papua New Guinea colours.svg David Loko
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Aiton (c)
Substitutions:
BE 14 Australian colours.svg Benjamin John
BE 15 Papua New Guinea colours.svg George Moni
BE 16 New Zealand colours.svg Joseph Pombo
BE 17 Papua New Guinea colours.svg Johnson Kuike
Coach:
Papua New Guinea Stanley Gene

New Zealand vs Australia[edit]

Saturday, 6 November
8:15pm (NZDT)
New Zealand  20 – 34  Australia
Tries
Frank Pritchard (30') 1
Jason Nightingale (64') 1
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (77') 1
Goals
Benji Marshall 4/5
Match details Tries
2 (21', 58') Brett Morris
1 (7') Cooper Cronk
1 (24') Brent Tate
1 (46') Darius Boyd
1 (55') Chris Lawrence
Goals
3/4 Cameron Smith
2/2 Todd Carney
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Attendance: 44,324
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood
Man of the Match: Paul Gallen
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Lance Hohaia
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
RC 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Shaun Kenny-Dowall
LC 4 Newcastle colours.svg Junior Sa'u
LW 5 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sam Perrett
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Illawarra colours.svg Nathan Fien
PR 8 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Frank-Paul Nuuausala
HK 9 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
PR 10 Melbourne colours.svg Adam Blair
SR 11 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
SR 12 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
LK 13 Illawarra colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
BE 15 Rhinoscolours.svg Greg Eastwood
BE 16 Panthers colours.svg Frank Pritchard
BE 17 New Zealand colours.svg Ben Matulino
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
FB 1 Illawarra colours.svg Darius Boyd
RW 2 Illawarra colours.svg Brett Morris
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Brent Tate
LC 4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Lawrence
LW 5 Wests Tigers colours.svg Lote Tuqiri
SO 6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Todd Carney
SH 7 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
PR 8 North Queensland colours.svg Matthew Scott
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
SR 11 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Greg Bird
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
Substitutions:
BE 14 Illawarra colours.svg Dean Young
BE 15 Panthers colours.svg Petero Civoniceva
BE 16 Canberra colours.svg Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
BE 17 Wests Tigers colours.svg Robbie Farah
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens

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
Brent Tate (4') 1
Billy Slater (59') 1

Goals
Cameron Smith 2/2
Match details Tries
1 (36') Shaun Kenny-Dowall
1 (71') Jason Nightingale
1 (79') Nathan Fien
Goals
2/3 Benji Marshall
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Attendance: 36,299
Referee/s: Australia Tony Archer
Man of the Match: New Zealand Jeremy Smith[14]
Australia Position 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 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 Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. 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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