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2011 (2011) Four Nations  ()
Four Nations logo
Number of teams 4
Host countries  England
 Wales
Winner  Australia

Matches played 7
Attendance 128,065 (18,295 per match)
Points scored 280 (40 per match)
Tries scored 47 (6.71 per match)
Top scorer Australia Johnathan Thurston (56)
Top try scorer England Sam Tomkins (5)
 < 2010
2014

The 2011 Rugby League Four Nations tournament (also known as the 2011 Gillette Rugby League Four Nations due to sponsorship by Gillette) was the third staging of the Rugby League Four Nations tournament and was played in England and Wales during October and November 2011. The series was contested by regular contestants Australia, England and New Zealand, in addition to Wales, who had qualified for their first Four Nations by winning the 2010 European Cup.[1] The tournament saw the return of international rugby league to London's Wembley Stadium for the first time since 1997, with a double-header played on 5 November 2011. Australia won the tournament, defeating England in the final at Elland Road, Leeds, on 19 November 2011. The match was the last of the 17-year professional career of Australia's captain Darren Lockyer.

History[edit]

The 2011 tournament was the third of three Four Nations series planned before the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, with the venues rotating between Europe and the South Pacific. There was no Four Nations in 2012 due to teams preparing for the World Cup.[2][3]

In addition to automatic inclusions Australia, England and New Zealand, Wales qualified for the tournament by defeating France in the final of the 2010 European Cup.

Referees[edit]

Touch judges/Video Referees[edit]

Qualifying nations[edit]

Team Coach Captain RLIF Rank
Australia Australia Tim Sheens Darren Lockyer 1
England England Steve McNamara Jamie Peacock 3
New Zealand New Zealand Stephen Kearney Benji Marshall 2
Wales Wales Iestyn Harris Lee Briers 5

Squads[edit]

Australia[edit]

Australian coach Tim Sheens' touring squad was announced on 3 October:[5] Of the twenty four players, twenty three were Australian born while one was Fijian born.

No. Name State Club
661 Darren Lockyer (c) QLD Brisbane Broncos
715 Luke Lewis NSW Penrith Panthers
724 Willie Tonga1 QLD North Queensland Cowboys
731 Johnathan Thurston QLD North Queensland Cowboys
737 Greg Inglis QLD South Sydney Rabbitohs
738 Cameron Smith (vc) QLD Melbourne Storm
739 Sam Thaiday QLD Brisbane Broncos
744 Cooper Cronk QLD Melbourne Storm
750 Paul Gallen NSW Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
751 Billy Slater QLD Melbourne Storm
758 Anthony Watmough NSW Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
761 Darius Boyd QLD St. George Illawarra Dragons
764 Robbie Farah NSW Wests Tigers
765 David Shillington QLD Canberra Raiders
767 Josh Morris2 NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
 ? Jharal Yow Yeh QLD Brisbane Broncos
 ? Corey Parker QLD Brisbane Broncos
 ? Daly Cherry-Evans QLD Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
 ? Tony Williams NSW Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
 ? Akuila Uate NSW Newcastle Knights
 ? Matthew Scott QLD North Queensland Cowboys
 ? Beau Scott3 NSW St. George Illawarra Dragons
 ? Chris Lawrence NSW Wests Tigers
 ? Keith Galloway NSW Wests Tigers

1 Replaced originally selected Brett Stewart who withdrew due to injury.

2 Replaced originally selected David Taylor who withdrew due to injury.

3 Replaced originally selected Glenn Stewart who withdrew for compasionate reasons.[6]

England[edit]

The England squad for the 2011 Four Nations:[7] Of the twenty four players, twenty two were English born while one was New Zealand born and one Australian born.

Coach: England Steve McNamara

Club Team Players
Australia Brisbane Broncos Jack Reed
England Castleford Rangi Chase
England Huddersfield Leroy Cudjoe
England Hull F.C. Tom Briscoe, Kirk Yeaman
England Leeds Carl Ablett, Ryan Bailey, Ryan Hall, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny McGuire, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Jamie Peacock(C), Kevin Sinfield
Australia Melbourne Storm Gareth Widdop
England St Helens James Graham, James Roby, Jon Wilkin
England Warrington Garreth Carvell, Adrian Morley, Ben Westwood
Australia Wests Tigers Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington
England Wigan Michael McIlorum, Sam Tomkins

New Zealand[edit]

The Kiwis announced their 23-man touring squad on 4 October.[8] Of the twenty three players, eighteen were New Zealand born while four were Australian born and one Tongan born.

Coach: New Zealand Stephen Kearney

Club Team Players
Australia Brisbane Broncos Gerard Beale, Alex Glenn
Australia Cronulla Sharks Jeremy Smith
Australia Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Kieran Foran
Australia Melbourne Storm Adam Blair, Sika Manu, Kevin Proctor
New Zealand New Zealand Warriors Lewis Brown, Kevin Locke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Russell Packer, Bill Tupou1, Elijah Taylor3
Australia North Queensland Cowboys Kalifa Faifai Loa2
Australia Parramatta Eels Fuifui Moimoi
Australia Penrith Panthers Sam McKendry
Australia St George Illawarra Dragons Jason Nightingale, Nathan Fien
Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs Issac Luke
Australia Sydney Roosters Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Australia Wests Tigers Benji Marshall
England Wigan Thomas Leuluai

1 Replaced original replacement Krisnan Inu who withdrew for family reasons.[9] He replaced originally selected Steve Matai who withdrew due to injury.[10]

2 Replaced originally selected Manu Vatuvei who withdrew due to injury.[10]

3 Replaced originally selected Shaun Johnson who withdrew due to injury.[10]

Wales[edit]

The Welsh training squad was named on 14 September.[11] Of the twenty three players, nine were English born while eight were Welsh born and five Australian borns and one South African born.

Coach: Wales Iestyn Harris

Club Team Players
England Bradford Craig Kopczak
Australia Burleigh Bears Mark Lennon
Australia Central Comets Chris Beasley, Ian Webster
Australia Cronulla Sharks Tyson Frizell
Wales Crusaders RL Andy Bracek, Gil Dudson, Ben Flower, Jordan James, Elliot Kear, Peter Lupton, Lloyd White, Lee Williams
England Featherstone Rovers Ross Divorty
England Halifax Danny Jones
Australia Mackay Cutters Neil Budworth
Wales South Wales Scorpions Andrew Gay, Aled James, Christiaan Roets
England Swinton Ian Watson
England Warrington Lee Briers, Rhys Williams
Australia Wynnum Manly Seagulls Matt Seamark

Gareth Thomas was originally selected in the squad, but retired with immediate effect in the week leading up to the tournament.[12]

Venues[edit]

The games were played at venues in England and Wales. The tournament final was played in Leeds.

Warrington Leigh London Hull Wrexham Leeds
Halliwell Jones Stadium Leigh Sports Village Wembley KC Stadium Racecourse Ground Elland Road
Capacity: 13,200 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 25,400 Capacity: 15,771 Capacity: 37,890
Samoa v Fiji 2013 RLWC (1).jpg LeighStadium-May2008.jpg Wembley Stadium 2015 RWC.jpg KC Stadium before Hull v Burnley.jpg Wrexham FC.jpg East Stand at Elland Road prior to the 2010 World Club Challenge.jpg

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

28 October 2011
8:00pm (BST)
Australia  26 – 12  New Zealand
Tries
Matthew Scott (3') 1
Tony Williams (29') 1
Johnathan Thurston (37') 1
Darius Boyd (65') 1
Akuila Uate (77') 1
Goals
Johnathan Thurston 3/5
(4', 30', 66')
Tries
1 (48') Jason Nightingale
1 (56') Kalifa Faifai Loa
Goals
2/2 (49', 52') Benji Marshall
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England [13]
Attendance: 12,491
Referee/s: Phil Bentham
Man of the Match: Sam Thaiday[14]
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater
RW 2 Newcastle colours.svg Akuila Uate
RC 3 North Queensland colours.svg Willie Tonga
LC 4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Lawrence
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Darius Boyd
SO 6 Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7 North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston
PR 8 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
PR 10 North Queensland colours.svg Matthew Scott
SR 11 Panthers colours.svg Luke Lewis
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
BE 15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Keith Galloway
BE 16 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
BE 17 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Tony Williams
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Kevin Locke
RW 2 North Queensland colours.svg Kalifa Faifai Loa
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Lewis Brown
LC 4 Brisbane colours.svg Gerard Beale
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Kieran Foran
PR 8 New Zealand colours.svg Ben Matulino
HK 9 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
PR 10 Panthers colours.svg Sam McKendry
SR 11 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
SR 12 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
BE 15 Parramatta colours.svg Fuifui Moimoi
BE 16 Brisbane colours.svg Alex Glenn
BE 17 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
29 October 2011
2:30pm (BST)
England  42 – 4  Wales
Tries
Sam Tomkins 4
(1', 16', 50', 59')
Kirk Yeaman (22') 1
Jack Reed (54') 1
Chris Heighington (76') 1
Gareth Widdop (80') 1
Goals
5/8 Kevin Sinfield
(17', 51', 60', 77', 80')
Tries
1 Elliot Kear (66')
Goals
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England [13]
Attendance: 10,377
Referee/s: Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: Sam Tomkins[15]
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Ryan Hall
RC 3 Brisbane colours.svg Jack Reed
LC 4 Hullcolours.svg Kirk Yeaman
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Rhinoscolours.svg Kevin Sinfield
SH 7 Castleford colours.svg Rangi Chase
PR 8 Saintscolours.svg James Graham
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
LF 13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
BE 15 Wolvescolours.svg Adrian Morley
BE 16 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17 Saintscolours.svg Jon Wilkin
Coach:
England Steve McNamara
FB 1 Faxcolours.svg Danny Jones
RW 2 Cruscolours.svg Elliot Kear
RC 3 Central Comets colours.svg Ian Webster
LC 4 Scorpions.png Christiaan Roets
LW 5 Wolvescolours.svg Rhys Williams
FE 6 Wolvescolours.svg Lee Briers (c)
HB 7 Wynnum-Manly Colours.svg Matt Seamark
PR 8 Cruscolours.svg Jordan James
HK 9 Mackay Cutters colours.svg Neil Budworth
PR 10 Cruscolours.svg Gil Dudson
SR 11 Cronulla colours.svg Tyson Frizell
SR 12 Cruscolours.svg Andy Bracek
LK 13 Cruscolours.svg Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14 Swintoncolours.svg Ian Watson
BE 15 Fevcolours.svg Ross Divorty
BE 16 Scorpions.png Aled James
BE 17 Bullscolours.svg Craig Kopczak
Coach:
Wales Iestyn Harris

Round 2[edit]

5 November 2011
1:00pm (GMT)
Wales  0 – 36  New Zealand
Tries
2 (20', 32') Sika Manu
2 (39', 62') Gerard Beale
1 (5') Jason Nightingale
1 (13') Kevin Locke
1 (75') Nathan Fien
Goals
4/7 Benji Marshall
(21', 33', 40', 77')
Wembley Stadium, London, England [13]
Attendance: 42,344
Referee/s: Matt Cecchin
Man of the Match: Thomas Leuluai[16]
FB 1 Faxcolours.svg Danny Jones
RW 2 Cruscolours.svg Elliot Kear
RC 3 Central Comets colours.svg Ian Webster
LC 4 Scorpions.png Christiaan Roets
LW 5 Wolvescolours.svg Rhys Williams
FE 6 Wolvescolours.svg Lee Briers (c)
HB 7 Cruscolours.svg Lloyd White
PR 8 Cruscolours.svg Jordan James
HK 9 Mackay Cutters colours.svg Neil Budworth
PR 10 Cruscolours.svg Gil Dudson
SR 11 Cronulla colours.svg Tyson Frizell
SR 12 Central Comets colours.svg Chris Beasley
LK 13 Cruscolours.svg Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14 Swintoncolours.svg Ian Watson
BE 15 Cruscolours.svg Andy Bracek
BE 16 Fevcolours.svg Ross Divorty
BE 17 Bullscolours.svg Craig Kopczak
Coach:
Wales Iestyn Harris
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Kevin Locke
RW 2 Brisbane colours.svg Gerard Beale
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Lewis Brown
LC 4 Brisbane colours.svg Alex Glenn
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Kieran Foran
PR 8 Panthers colours.svg Sam McKendry
HK 9 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
PR 10 New Zealand colours.svg Ben Matulino
SR 11 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
SR 12 Melbourne colours.svg Adam Blair
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 Illawarra colours.svg Nathan Fien
BE 15 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
BE 16 Parramatta colours.svg Fuifui Moimoi
BE 17 New Zealand colours.svg Elijah Taylor
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
5 November 2011
3:30pm (GMT)
England  20 – 36  Australia
Tries
Ryan Hall (11', 40') 2
Jack Reed (60') 1
Chris Heighington (77') 1
Goals
Kevin Sinfield 2/4
(62', 77')
Tries
1 (17') Luke Lewis
1 (30') Tony Williams
1 (44') Greg Inglis
1 (53') Paul Gallen
1 (73') Darius Boyd
1 (79') Chris Lawrence
Goals
6/6 Johnathan Thurston
(19', 32', 45', 55', 74', 80')
Wembley Stadium, London, England [13]
Attendance: 42,344
Referee/s: Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston[17]
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Ryan Hall
RC 3 Brisbane colours.svg Jack Reed
LC 4 Hullcolours.svg Kirk Yeaman
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Rhinoscolours.svg Kevin Sinfield
SH 7 Castleford colours.svg Rangi Chase
PR 8 Saintscolours.svg James Graham
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
LF 13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
BE 15 Wolvescolours.svg Adrian Morley
BE 16 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17 Saintscolours.svg Jon Wilkin
Coach:
England Steve McNamara
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater
RW 2 Newcastle colours.svg Akuila Uate
RC 3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Lawrence
LC 4 South Sydney colours.svg Greg Inglis
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Darius Boyd
SO 6 Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7 North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston
PR 8 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
PR 10 North Queensland colours.svg Matthew Scott
SR 11 Panthers colours.svg Luke Lewis
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
BE 15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Keith Galloway
BE 16 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
BE 17 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Tony Williams
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens

Round 3[edit]

12 November 2011
06.00pm (GMT)
England  28 – 6  New Zealand
Tries
Tom Briscoe
Ryan Hall
James Graham
Sam Tomkins
Goals
Kevin Sinfield 6/6
Tries
Jason Nightingale
Goals
Benji Marshall 1/1
KC Stadium, Hull, England [13]
Attendance: 23,447[18]
Man of the Match: Kevin Sinfield[19]
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Ryan Hall
RC 3 Brisbane colours.svg Jack Reed
LC 4 Hullcolours.svg Kirk Yeaman
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Rhinoscolours.svg Kevin Sinfield
SH 7 Castleford colours.svg Rangi Chase
PR 8 Saintscolours.svg James Graham
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11 Saintscolours.svg Jon Wilkin
SR 12 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
LF 13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
BE 15 Wolvescolours.svg Adrian Morley
BE 16 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17 Wolvescolours.svg Garreth Carvell
Coach:
England Steve McNamara
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Kevin Locke
RW 2 Brisbane colours.svg Gerard Beale
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Lewis Brown
LC 4 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Kieran Foran
PR 8 New Zealand colours.svg Ben Matulino
HK 9 Wigancolours.svg Thomas Leuluai
PR 17 New Zealand colours.svg Russell Packer
SR 11 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
SR 12 Melbourne colours.svg Adam Blair
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 12 Brisbane colours.svg Alex Glenn
BE 14 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
BE 16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
BE 18 New Zealand colours.svg Elijah Taylor
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney
13 November 2011
5:45pm (GMT)
Wales  14 – 56  Australia
Tries
Rhys Williams (10') 1
Elliot Kear (14') 1
Jordan James (49') 1
Goals
Lee Briers 1/3 (51')
Tries
3 (38', 40', 69') Cooper Cronk
1 (25') Cameron Smith
1 (41') Daly Cherry-Evans
1 (45') Darius Boyd
1 (59') Johnathan Thurston
1 (63') Greg Inglis
1 (66') Jharal Yow Yeh
1 (73') Josh Morris
Goals
8/9 (26', 39', 40', 42', 47', 60', 64', 70') Johnathan Thurston
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales [13]
Attendance: 5,233
Man of the Match: Darius Boyd[20]
FB 1 Faxcolours.svg Danny Jones
RW 2 Cruscolours.svg Elliot Kear
RC 3 Central Comets colours.svg Ian Webster
LC 4 Scorpions.png Christiaan Roets
LW 5 Wolvescolours.svg Rhys Williams
FE 6 Wolvescolours.svg Lee Briers (c)
HB 7 Cruscolours.svg Lloyd White
PR 8 Cruscolours.svg Jordan James
HK 9 Mackay Cutters colours.svg Neil Budworth
PR 10 Bullscolours.svg Craig Kopczak
SR 11 Central Comets colours.svg Chris Beasley
SR 12 Cruscolours.svg Andy Bracek
LK 13 Cruscolours.svg Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Mark Lennon
BE 15 Fevcolours.svg Ross Divorty
BE 16 Scorpions.png Aled James
BE 17 Cruscolours.svg Gil Dudson
Coach:
Wales Iestyn Harris
FB 1 Illawarra colours.svg Darius Boyd
RW 2 Canterbury colours.svg Josh Morris
RC 3 South Sydney colours.svg Greg Inglis
LC 4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Lawrence
LW 5 Brisbane colours.svg Jharal Yow Yeh
SO 6 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
SH 7 North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston
PR 8 Wests Tigers colours.svg Keith Galloway
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
SR 15 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
SR 12 Illawarra colours.svg Beau Scott
LF 13 Brisbane colours.svg Corey Parker
Substitutions:
BE 14 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Daly Cherry-Evans
BE 16 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
BE 17 North Queensland colours.svg Matthew Scott
BE 18 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens

Standings[edit]

2011 Four Nations
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 118 46 +72 6
2  England 3 2 0 1 90 46 +44 4
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 54 54 0 2
4  Wales 3 0 0 3 18 134 −116 0

Final[edit]

Saturday, 19 November
6:00pm (GMT)
England  8 – 30  Australia
Tries
1 (36') Ryan Hall
Goals
2/2 (38', 52') Kevin Sinfield
Sam Thaiday (4') 1
Jharal Yow Yeh (57') 1
Johnathan Thurston (63') 1
Greg Inglis (69') 1
Darren Lockyer (80') 1Goals
Johnathan Thurston
5/5
(6', 40', 59', 64', 70')
Darren Lockyer
0/1
Elland Road, Leeds, England [13]
Attendance: 34,174
Referee/s: Australia Matt Cecchin
Man of the Match: Australian colours.svg Johnathan Thurston[21]
England Position Australia
Sam Tomkins FB Darius Boyd
Ryan Hall WG Akuila Uate
Jack Reed CE Greg Inglis
Kirk Yeaman CE Chris Lawrence
Tom Briscoe WG Jharal Yow Yeh
Kevin Sinfield FE Darren Lockyer (c)
Rangi Chase HB Johnathan Thurston
James Graham PR Matthew Scott
James Roby HK Cameron Smith
Jamie Peacock (c) PR David Shillington
Jon Wilkin SR Luke Lewis
Gareth Ellis SR Sam Thaiday
Ben Westwood LK Paul Gallen
Gareth Widdop Int Anthony Watmough
Adrian Morley Int Cooper Cronk
Jamie Jones-Buchanan Int Keith Galloway
Garreth Carvell Int Tony Williams

Statistics[edit]

Top pointscorers[edit]

2011 Four Nations top pointscorers
Player Team T G FG Pts
1 Johnathan Thurston  Australia 3 22 0 56
2 Kevin Sinfield  England 0 15 0 30
3 Sam Tomkins  England 5 0 0 20
4 Ryan Hall  England 4 0 0 16
5 Benji Marshall  New Zealand 0 7 0 14

Johnathan Thurston broke the record for most points in a single tournament with his 56-point haul. The previous record of 42 was set in 2005 by New Zealand's Stacey Jones.

Pre-tournament matches[edit]

Before the series, England played a Test match against France, New Zealand and Australia played a test in Newcastle before heading to Great Britain, and Wales played Ireland in Neath.[22][23][24]

New Zealand were originally scheduled to play a Test match against the Cook Islands on 7 October, however this was called off due to the unavailability of 29 frontline players.[25][26][27][28]

Australia vs New Zealand[edit]

16 October 2011
4:00pm (AEDT)
Australia  42 – 6  New Zealand
Tries
Uate (3', 7') 2
Boyd (13', 70') 2
Lawrence (20', 34') 2
Galloway (63') 1
Tonga (68') 1
Goals
Thurston 4/7
(9', 15', 21, 72')
C Smith (64') 1/1
Match details Tries
1 (56') Locke
Goals
1/1 (57') Luke
Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, Australia
Attendance: 32,890
Referee/s: Phil Bentham
FB 1 Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater
RW 2 Newcastle colours.svg Akuila Uate
RC 3 North Queensland colours.svg Willie Tonga
LC 4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Lawrence
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Darius Boyd
SO 6 Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7 North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston
PR 8 Cronulla colours.svg Paul Gallen
HK 9 Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
PR 10 North Queensland colours.svg Matthew Scott
SR 11 Panthers colours.svg Luke Lewis
SR 12 Brisbane colours.svg Sam Thaiday
LF 13 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk
BE 15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Keith Galloway
BE 16 Canberra colours.svg David Shillington
BE 17 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Tony Williams
Coach:
Australia Tim Sheens
FB 1 New Zealand colours.svg Kevin Locke
RW 2 North Queensland colours.svg Kalifa Faifai Loa
RC 3 New Zealand colours.svg Lewis Brown
LC 4 Brisbane colours.svg Gerard Beale
LW 5 Illawarra colours.svg Jason Nightingale
FE 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Kieran Foran
PR 8 New Zealand colours.svg Russell Packer
HK 9 Illawarra colours.svg Nathan Fien
PR 10 Panthers colours.svg Sam McKendry
SR 11 Brisbane colours.svg Alex Glenn
SR 12 New Zealand colours.svg Simon Mannering
LK 13 Cronulla colours.svg Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14 South Sydney colours.svg Issac Luke
BE 15 Parramatta colours.svg Fuifui Moimoi
BE 16 Melbourne colours.svg Sika Manu
BE 17 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Coach:
New Zealand Stephen Kearney

France vs England[edit]

21 October 2011
8:45pm (CET)
France  18 – 32  England
Tries
Elima (17') 1
Pelissier (71') 1
Duport (74') 1
Goals
Bosc (17', 71', 74') 3/3
Match details Tries
2 (34', 50') Briscoe
1 (2') Hall
1 (30') Yeaman
1 (39') Roby
1 (68') Reed
Goals
4/6 (30', 39', 50', 68') Sinfield
Parc des Sports, Avignon, France
Attendance: 16,866
Referee/s: Matt Cecchin
FB 1 Catalanscolours.svg Cyril Stacul
RW 2 Catalanscolours.svg Vincent Duport
RC 3 Catalanscolours.svg Jean-Philippe Baile
LC 4 Catalanscolours.svg Mathias Pala
LW 5 Catalanscolours.svg Frédéric Vaccari
SO 6 Catalanscolours.svg Thomas Bosc
SH 7 Melbourne colours.svg Dane Chisholm
PR 8 Catalanscolours.svg David Ferriol
HK 9 Catalanscolours.svg Gregory Mounis
PR 10 Catalanscolours.svg Remi Casty
SR 11 Bullscolours.svg Olivier Elima (c)
SR 12 Catalanscolours.svg Cyril Gossard
LF 13 Catalanscolours.svg Jason Baitieri
Substitutions:
BE 14 Catalanscolours.svg Eloi Pelissier
BE 15 Catalanscolours.svg Jamal Fakir
BE 16 Catalanscolours.svg Sebastien Raguin
BE 17 Catalanscolours.svg Mickaël Simon
Coach:
England Bobbie Goulding
FB 1 Wigancolours.svg Sam Tomkins
RW 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Ryan Hall
RC 3 Brisbane colours.svg Jack Reed
LC 4 Hullcolours.svg Kirk Yeaman
LW 5 Hullcolours.svg Tom Briscoe
SO 6 Rhinoscolours.svg Kevin Sinfield
SH 7 Castleford colours.svg Rangi Chase
PR 8 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Peacock (c)
HK 9 Saintscolours.svg James Roby
PR 10 Saintscolours.svg James Graham
SR 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Gareth Ellis
SR 12 Wolvescolours.svg Ben Westwood
LF 13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14 Melbourne colours.svg Gareth Widdop
BE 15 Wolvescolours.svg Adrian Morley
BE 16 Rhinoscolours.svg Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17 Saintscolours.svg Jon Wilkin
Coach:
England Steve McNamara

Wales vs Ireland[edit]

22 October 2011
6:00pm (GMT)
Wales  30 – 6  Ireland
Tries:
Gay (2') 1
Roets (27') 1
Frizell (30') 1
Lennon (42') 1
Kear (45') 1
James (70') 1
Goals:
Webster (27', 42', 70') 3/5
White 0/1
Match Details Tries:
1 (77') Bergin
Goals:
1/1 (77') Finn
The Gnoll, Neath, Wales
Attendance: 2,265
Referee/s: Thierry Alibert

References[edit]

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