2013 Women's Rugby League World Cup

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2013 (2013) Women's World Cup  ()
Number of teams 4
Host country  England
Winner  Australia
 < 2008

The 2013 Women's Rugby League World Cup was the fourth staging of the Women's Rugby League World Cup. The tournament was held in Great Britain from 26 October, culminating in the final between Australia and New Zealand on 14 July. It was held at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds. Four teams took part and these teams were: Australia, England, France and New Zealand.

Participating teams[edit]

Each team was to play the other three once during the round robin tournament. The top two finishing teams would then contest the final.

The competition featured four teams: 3 time World Cup champions New Zealand, the tournament hosts England, Australia and France

Team Nickname Coach Captain RLIF rank
Australia Australia Jillaroos 2
England England Lionesses 3
France France 4
New Zealand New Zealand Kiwi Ferns Lynley Tierney-Mani Sarina Fiso 1


The following list of players are the players that were selected to play for their country in the 2013 World Cup.


The Australian team is as follows:[1]

Region Players
Maitland Emma Young, Julie Young and Rebecca Young
Canley Heights Elianna Walton and Alex Sulusi
Cronulla Ruan Sims
Penrith Jessica Palmer and Tarah Westera
Helensburgh Samantha Hammond, Emily Andrews, Tegan Chandler and Emma Tonegato
Brighton Jo Barrett
Springfield Jenni-Sue Hoepper
Mackay Deanna Turner
Cairns Heather Ballinger
Augustine Hills Nat Dwyer
West End Renae Kunst and Karyn Murphy
Killarney Steph Hancock
Robina Tahnee Norris
Queensland Carina Brown
Ripley Ali Brigginshaw
Cherbourg Amber Saltner


The England team is as follows:[1]

Region Players
Normanton Lindsay Anfield and Lori Holloran
Thatto Heath Dani Bound, Jodie Cunningham, Holly Freestone, Claire Hall, Clare McGinnis,
Emily Rudge, Beth Sutcliffe, Gemma Walsh and Jenny Welsby
Featherstone Katie Cooper-Birkenhead, Andrea Dobson, Kim Field, Natalie Gilmour, Emma Slowe and Danielle Titterington
Bradford Lois Forsell, Amy Hardcastle, Kirsty Moroney, Lauren Stallwood and Rachel Twibill
Coventry/Southampton Holly Myers
Crossfields Tara Stanley


The French team are the only team to have not selected 24 players. They selected 21. Their squad is as follows:[1]

Thamarati Andjilani, Houita Benchoug, Jayne-Marie Bentley, Nazrati Boina Elisa Ciria, Rachel Cousseau, Ambre Decarnin,
Angélique Degas, Gaelle Delas, Estelle Fauvelle, Laurianne Guigue, Delphine Lacoste, Audrey Lenet, Sandrine Lloria,
Coralie Maurouard, Ludivine Miorin, Mira M'raidi, Elodie Pittana, Maud Signoret, Fatou Sylla, Alice Varela and Sonia Zaghdoudi

New Zealand[edit]

Coach: New Zealand Lynley Tierney-Mani

The New Zealand team is as follows:[1]

Region Players
Auckland Charlotte Arnopp-Scanlan, Lisa Campbell, Amber Hall, Annabelle Hohepa and Tasha Tapu
Mid Central Teina Clark
Wellington Brenda Collins, Aimee Gilbert, Ana Pereira, Ake Pereira and Geneva Webber
Counties Manukau Sarina Fiso (c), Maryanne Hemara, Honey Hireme, Kathleen Keremete, Nora Maaka, Kelly Maipi, Laura Mariu,
Simone Panapa, Rona Peters, Kahurangi Peters, Karley Te Kawa, Sharnita Woodman and Chanelle Wright

Round Robin[edit]

New Zealand v. France[edit]

Friday, 5 July 2013
New Zealand New Zealand 88 – 0 France France
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England v. Australia[edit]

Friday, 5 July 2013
England England 6 – 14 Australia Australia
Try: Report Try:

Australia v. France[edit]

Monday, 8 July 2013
Australia Australia 72 – 0 France France
Try: Report Try:
Post Office Road, Featherstone, England

England v. New Zealand[edit]

Monday, 8 July 2013
England England 16 – 34 New Zealand New Zealand
Try: Report Try:
Post Office Road, Featherstone, England

Australia v. New Zealand[edit]

Thursday, 11 July 2013
Australia Australia 6 – 14 New Zealand New Zealand
Try: Report Try:

England v. France[edit]

Thursday, 11 July 2013
England England 42 – 4 France France
Try: Report Try:

Third Place Play Off[edit]

Saturday, 13 July 2013
England England 54 – 0 France France
Try: Report Try:


The fourth Women's Rugby League World Cup were held in Leeds alongside the student and police World Cups, with the final taking place at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds.[2]

Sunday, 14 July 2013
Australia Australia 22 – 12 New Zealand New Zealand

See also[edit]

Rugby League


  1. ^ a b c d "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SQUADS". rlfowc2013.com. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.rlfowc2013.com/women

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