2013 Rugby League World Cup qualification – Europe

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The 2017 Rugby League World Cup Europe qualification is a rugby league tournament that was held in October 2011 to decide the European qualification for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. It consisted of a round-robin play-off involving four teams; Russia, Italy, Serbia and Lebanon.[1] Both Italy and Lebanon remained unbeaten, recording two wins and a draw each. However, Italy topped the group as a result of points difference and therefore qualified for the World Cup.[2]

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 163 31 +132 5
 Lebanon 3 2 1 0 147 23 +124 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 42 152 −110 2
 Serbia 3 0 0 3 38 184 −146 0

Italy vs Russia[edit]

15 October 2011
Italy  92–6  Russia
Tries: Mantellato (2), D. Nasso (2), Falcone (2), Ghietti (2), Parrata, Sands, Ciraldo, Riethmuller, Vicelich, Quitadamo, R.Nasso, Lennarduzzi
Conv: Mantellato (14)
(Report) Try: Nikolaev
Conv: Lysokon
FB 1 Anthony Minichiello (c)
RW 2 Christophe Calegari
RC 3 Dom Nasso
LC 4 Matt Parrata
LW 5 Josh Mantellato
SO 6 Ben Falcone
SH 7 Ryan Ghietti
PR 8 Alex Ranieri
HK 9 Ray Nasso
PR 10 Ryan Tramonte
SR 11 Cameron Ciraldo
SR 12 Joel Riethmuller
LF 13 Rob Quitadamo
Substitutions:
IC 14 Dean Vicelich
IC 15 Cederic Prizzon
IC 16 Matthew Sands
IC 17 Rhys Lennarduzzi
Coach:
FB 1 Maksim Suchkov
RW 2 Petr Botnarash
RC 3 Andrey Zdobnikov
LC 4 Mikhail Burlutskiy
LW 5 Rustam Bulanov
FE 6 Aleksander Lysokon (c)
HB 7 Eduard Ososkov
PR 8 Sergey Konstantinov
HK 9 Vladimir Vlasyuk
PR 10 Ilgiz Galimov
SR 11 Alexey Nikolaev
SR 12 Grigory Esin
LK 13 Vadim Fedchuk
Substitutions:
IC 14 Sergey Gaponov
IC 15 Igor Chuprin
IC 16 Vladimir Gotsulyak
IC 17 Artem Grigoryan
Coach:

Lebanon vs Serbia[edit]

16 October 2011
Lebanon  96–4  Serbia
Tries: Clark (3), Saleh (3), Barakat (3), Nye (2), Boustani (2), Deeb, Kassis, Adham El Zabedieh, Adnan El Zabedieh
Conv: Couri (13), Ballout
(Report) Try: Nedic
FB 1 Adnan Saleh
RW 2 Adnan El Zabedieh
RC 3 Danny Barakat
LC 4 Adham El Zabedieh
LW 5 Clifton Nye
SO 6 James Boustani
SH 7 Nadim Couri
PR 8 Khaled Deeb (c)
HK 9 Jamie Clark
PR 10 Allen Soultan
SR 11 Ahmed Ellaz
SR 12 Steve Azzi
LF 13 Ray Moujalli
Substitutions:
IC 14 Ali Kourouche
IC 15 Nick Kassis
IC 16 Ibrahim Ballout
IC 17 Robin Hachache
Coach:
FB 1 Ivan Šušnjara
RW 2 Vladan Kikanović
RC 3 Miloš Ćalić
LC 4 Aleksandar Aleksić
LW 5 Nebojša Živanović
FE 6 Adam Nedić
HB 7 Dalibor Vukanović
PR 8 Ilija Radan
HK 9 Nikša Unković
PR 10 Lazar Živković
SR 11 Stefan Nedeljković
SR 12 Soni Radovanović
LK 13 Austen Novaković
Substitutions:
IC 14 Dejan Lukenić
IC 15 Danilo Delić
IC 16 Zoran Pešić
IC 17 Milan Šušnjara
Coach:

Russia vs Lebanon[edit]

22 October 2011
Russia  0–32  Lebanon
(Report) Tries: Barakat (2), Azzi, Kassis, Adham El Zabedieh, Nye
Conv: Couri (3), Boustani
FB 1 Maksim Suchkov
RW 2 Mikhail Burlutskiy
RC 3 Petr Botnarash
LC 4 Vadim Fedchuk
LW 5 Rustam Bulanov
SO 6 Aleksandr Lysokon (c)
SH 7 Eduard Ososkov
PR 8 Sergei Konstantinov
HK 9 Vladimir Vlasyuk
PR 10 Ilgiz Galimov
SR 11 Alexey Nikolaev
SR 12 Grigory Esin
LF 13 Sergey Gaponov
Substitutions:
IC 14 Igor Chuprin
IC 15 Anatoly Grigorev
IC 16 Vladimir Odnosumov
IC 17 Artem Grigoryan
Coach:
England John Stankevitch
FB 1 Clifton Nye
RW 2 Adnan El Zabedieh
RC 3 Danny Barakat
LC 4 Danny Chiha
LW 5 Adham El Zabedieh
FE 6 James Boustani
HB 7 Nadim Couri
PR 8 Charlie Farah
HK 9 Jamie Clark
PR 10 Khaled Deeb
SR 11 Nick Kassis
SR 12 Steve Azzi
LK 13 Ray Moujalli
Substitutions:
IC 14 Walid Yassine
IC 15 Ibrahim Ballout
IC 16 Chris Saab
IC 17 Robin Hachache
Coach:
Lebanon David Bayssari

Serbia vs Italy[edit]

23 October 2011
Serbia  6–52  Italy
Try: Pesic
Conv: Nedic
(Report) Tries: Minichiello (3), Lenarduzzi (2), Mantellato, Riethmuller, Parrata, D. Nasso
Conv: Mantellato (8)
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
SO 6
SH 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LF 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
FE 6
HB 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LK 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:

Serbia vs Russia[edit]

29 October 2011
Serbia  28–36  Russia
Tries: Pesic, Nedic, Susnjara, Radan, Novakovic
Conv: Nedic (4)
(Report) Tries: Botnarash (3), Volkov, Esin, Ososkov
Conv: Lysokon (6)
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
SO 6
SH 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LF 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
FE 6
HB 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LK 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:

Italy vs Lebanon[edit]

29 October 2011
Italy  19–19  Lebanon
Tries: Falcone, Stewart, Mantellato
Conv: Mantellato (3)
DG: Ghietti
(Report) Tries: El Zabedieh, Moujalli, Boustani
Conv: Couri (3)
DG: Couri
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
SO 6
SH 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LF 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:
FB 1
RW 2
RC 3
LC 4
LW 5
FE 6
HB 7
PR 8
HK 9
PR 10
SR 11
SR 12
LK 13
Substitutions:
IC 14
IC 15
IC 16
IC 17
Coach:

Coached by Carlo Napolitano and captained by Anthony Minichiello, Italy's draw with Lebanon was enough for them to gain the 14th and final place in the 2013 World Cup.[3]

Squads[edit]

Italy[edit]

The Italy squad as of 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
England Harlequins RL Quinscolours.svg Craig Gower
Italy Grifons Padova Italy colours.svg Matthew Sands, Giacomo Simioni
France Lézignan Sangliers LezignanRLcolours.PNG Christophe Calegari
Australia Manly Sea Eagles Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Vic Mauro
Australia Monto Australian colours.svg Dom Nasso
Australia Mount Isa Australian colours.svg Matt Parrata
Australia Newcastle Knights Newcastle colours.svg Cameron Ciraldo
Australia Northern Pride RLFC Northern Pride colours.png Ryan Ghetti
Australia North Queensland Cowboys North Queensland colours.svg Joel Riethmuller
Australia North Sydney Bears North Sydney colours.svg Alex Ranieri
France Saint-Gaudens Bears France colours.svg Jean Christophe Borlin
Australia St Patricks Blacktown Australian colours.svg Ryan Tramonte
Australia Sydney Roosters Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Anthony Minichiello (C)
France Villefranche de Rouergue France colours.svg Ray Nasso, Cederic Prizzon
Australia Wentworth Australian colours.svg Ben Falcone
Australia Western Suburbs Magpies Western Suburbs colours.svg Rocky Trimarchi, Rhys Lennarduzzi
Australia Windsor Wolves Australian colours.svg Ben Stewart
Italy XIII del Ducato Italy colours.svg Juan Pablo Carrara, Fabrizio Ciaurro, Thomas Covati, Giovanni Franchi, Romain Pavoni, Dean Vicelich, Santiago Monteagudo, Rob Quitadamo
Australia Wyong Australian colours.svg Josh Mantellato
England West Bowling England colours.svg Jonathan Marcinzack

Lebanon[edit]

The Lebanon squad as at 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
Lebanon Balamand Allen Soultan, Samer Nehme
Australia Cabramatta Two Blues Nick Kassis
Australia Canterbury Bulldogs Steve Azzi
Australia Cronulla Sharks Jon Mannah
Lebanon Jounieh RLFC Youssef El Helou
Australia Kingsgrove colts Kamel Ahmed
Lebanon Immortals RLFC Ibrahim Ballout, Robin Hachache, Rudy Hachache, Walid Yassine
Australia Manly Sea Eagles Ray Moujalli
Australia Mounties George Azzi, Adham El Zabedieh, Adnan El Zabedieh
Australia Narrabeen Charlie Farah
Australia Newtown Jets Jamie Clark, Khalid Deeb, Ahmad Ellaz
Australia St John’s Eagles Danny Barakat, Daniel Chiha, Nadim Couri, Ali Kourouche, Chris Saab, Adnan Saleh
Australia Wentworthville Magpies Cliff Nye, James Boustani
Lebanon Wolves RLFC Monir Finan, Ray Finan, Nemer Saliba

Russia[edit]

The Russia squad as at 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
Russia Dinamo Andrey Zdobnikov
Russia Nevskaya Zastava Grigory Esin
Russia RBK Valentin Baskakov, Artyom Grigoryan, Ruslan Izmaylov, Sergey Matveev, Denis Nikolskiy, Vladimir Odnosumov
Russia Storm Igor Chuprin, Vadim Fedchuk, Vladimir Gotsulyak, Alexey Volkov
Russia RC Vereya Petr Botnarash, Rustam Bulanov, Mikhail Burlutskuy, Ilgiz Galimov, Sergey Gapinov, Anatoly Grigoriev, Sergey Konstantinov, Aleksander Lysokon, Alexey Nikolaev, Eduard Ososkov, Roman Safronov, Andrey Sevostyanov, Maksim Suchkov, Vladimir Vlasyuk

Serbia[edit]

The Serbia squad was named on 22 September.

Club Team Players
Australia Belconnen United Scholars Adam Nedić
Serbia Car Lazar Nenad Radević, Aleksandar Sič, Miloš Zogović
Serbia Dorćol Spiders Danilo Delić, Vladan Kikanović, Dejan Lukenić, Stefan Nedeljković, Stefan Nikolić, Stevan Stevanović, Ivan Šušnjara, Milan Šušnjara, Vuk Tvrdišić, Nikša Unković, Dalibor Vukanović (C)
England Hemel Hempstead RLFC Ilija Radan
Serbia Hammers Niš Marko Milenković, Lazar Živković
France RC Lescure Soni Radovanovic
England Oldham R.L.F.C. Austen Novaković
Serbia Radnički Nova Pazova Nemanja Cojić, Pero Madžarević, Radovan Tajsić, Slaviša Zekić
Serbia Red Star Belgrade Miloš Ćalić, Ivan Djordjević, Zoran Pešić, Nebojša Živanović
Serbia Stari Grad Aleksandar Aleksić, Mirko Božović

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 World Cup European Zone Qualifying Dates Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine rleague.com, 20 March 2011
  2. ^ 2013 World Cup format revealed lasttackle.com, 30 November 2010
  3. ^ skysports.com (29 October 2011). "Italy clinch World Cup place". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 October 2011.