2014 Women's Rugby World Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2014 Women's Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation  France
Dates August 1, 2014 – August 17, 2014
No. of nations 12
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  England
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third-place Bronze medal blank.svg  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Top scorer(s) England Emily Scarratt (70)
Most tries New Zealand Selica Winiata (6)
New Zealand Shakira Baker (6)
2010
2017
2014 Women's Rugby World Cup 09.jpg

The 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup was the seventh edition of the Women's Rugby World Cup, and the sixth held in Europe. The World Cup Final took place on August 17.

All of the pool games for the World Cup took place at the Centre National du Rugby (CNR) in Marcoussis and Marcoussis Rugby Club with the French union adopting the concept of restricting the tournament to one or two locations as in the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup in London. Marcoussis is about 20 miles south of Paris.

The knockout stages of the tournament also saw matches played at the CNR in Marcoussis, with the semi-finals, Bronze Final and Final taking place at Stade Jean-Bouin in the French capital – home of Stade Français.

The matches took place on August 1, 5, 9, 13, with the final played on August 17.

The tournament format was the same as in 2010, with 12 teams split into three pools of four. The pool allocation draw took place once all 12 teams were confirmed.

England won the final 21-9 against Canada on 17 August.[1][2][3]

Bidding process[edit]

On 27 August 2009 the International Rugby Board (IRB; now known as World Rugby) announced that it was inviting bids to host the 2014 event.[4] Unions had until 30 October 2009 to express an interest with the chosen host being announced on 12 May 2010. The announcement was an important development in the history of women's rugby as the IRB had never previously announced a competition to host a Women's World Cup with such publicity, nor so far ahead of the event. The chosen hosts for 2014 would also have had four years to prepare – twice as long as any previous host. The announcement was also significant because, for the first time, the IRB included the "unofficial" 1991 and 1994 World Cups in their official list of previous tournaments.

On 21 December 2009, the IRB announced the four nations that formally applied to host the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup:[5]

However, after delaying the announcement until September 2010, the IRB eventually announced that, due to problems with the existing bids, they were reopening applications. Then, on 30 June 2011 the IRB announced that the tournament would be held in France.[6][7][8]

Qualifying[edit]

France, as the host nation, qualified automatically. The top three teams from the 2010 tournament, New Zealand, England, and Australia, also qualified automatically. Canada and the United States qualified due to there being no interest from other North or South American unions.

Qualified teams[edit]

Africa Americas Europe Oceania Asia

Match officials[edit]

In April 2014 the IRB announced a panel of 14 match officials for the tournament, including eight referees and six assistant. New Zealand provided two of the referees in the form of Jess Beard and Nicky Inwood, while there will be one each from United States, England, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and Canada. England provided two assistant referees with the others coming from Italy, France, Scotland and Spain. Nicky Inwood, Sherry Trumbull and Clare Daniels were selected for 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup, which took place in England. Indeed, Inwood and Daniels also refereed at the 2006 edition in Canada.[9]

Squads[edit]

Pool stage[edit]

2014 Women's Rugby World Cup - England 26.jpg

The pool draw took place on 30 October 2013 at Hotel de Ville, Paris.[11] The twelve qualified teams were organised into four bands:

Band 1: New Zealand, England, Australia
Band 2: Canada, USA, France
Band 3: Ireland, Wales, Spain
Band 4: Kazakhstan, Samoa, South Africa

Each pool was a single round-robin of six games, in which each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same pool. Teams were awarded four points for a win, two points for a draw and none for a defeat of more than seven points. A team scoring four or more tries in one match earned a bonus point, as did teams that lost by seven points or fewer.

Qualified for semi-finals
Qualified for 5th place playoff
Qualified for 9th place playoff

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 17 123 21 +102 2 12
 Canada 3 2 1 0 12 86 25 +61 2 12
 Spain 3 1 0 2 8 51 81 −30 1 5
 Samoa 3 0 0 3 2 15 148 −133 0 0
Test no. 1058
2014-08-01
Canada  31–5  Spain CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: New Zealand Nicky Inwood
Team Sheet
Test no. 1061
2014-08-01
England  65–3  Samoa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: Australia Amy Perrett
Team Sheet
Test no. 1065
2014-08-05
England  45–5  Spain CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: New Zealand Jess Beard
Team Sheet
Test no. 1066
2014-08-05
Canada  42–7  Samoa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: Ireland Helen O'Reilly
Team Sheet
Test no. 1070
2014-08-09
Spain  41–5  Samoa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: England Claire Hodnett
Team Sheet
Test no. 1071
2014-08-09
England  13–13  Canada CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: Australia Amy Perrett
Team Sheet

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 Ireland 3 3 0 0 10 80 36 +44 1 13
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 20 127 25 +102 3 11
 United States 3 1 0 2 10 67 64 +3 2 6
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 2 17 166 −149 0 0
Test no. 1057
2014-08-01
New Zealand  79–5  Kazakhstan CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: England Claire Hodnett
Team Sheet
Test no. 1060
2014-08-01
United States  17–23  Ireland CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: Canada Sherry Trumbull
Team Sheet
Test no. 1063
2014-08-05
United States  47–7  Kazakhstan CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: Spain Alhambra Nievas
Team Sheet
Test no. 1067
2014-08-05
New Zealand  14–17  Ireland CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: United States Leah Berard
Team Sheet
Test no. 1069
2014-08-09
Ireland  40–5  Kazakhstan CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: New Zealand Nicky Inwood
Team Sheet
Test no. 1073
2014-08-09
New Zealand  34–3  United States CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: Canada Sherry Turnbull
Team Sheet

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 15 98 6 +92 2 14
 Australia 3 2 0 1 6 54 23 +31 0 8
 Wales 3 1 0 2 4 38 54 −16 1 5
 South Africa 3 0 0 3 0 9 116 −107 0 0
Test no. 1059
2014-08-01
Australia  26–3  South Africa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: United States Leah Berard
Team Sheet
Test no. 1062
2014-08-01
France  26–0  Wales CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: Ireland Helen O'Reilly
Team Sheet
Test no. 1064
2014-08-05
Australia  25–3  Wales CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: Canada Sherry Trumbull
Team Sheet
Test no. 1068
2014-08-05
France  55–3  South Africa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: Australia Amy Perrett
Team Sheet
Test no. 1072
2014-08-09
Wales  35–3  South Africa CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2
Referee: New Zealand Jessica Beard
Team Sheet
Test no. 1074
2014-08-09
Australia  3–17  France CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1
Referee: United States Leah Berard
Team Sheet

Finals[edit]

Knockout Rankings[edit]

At the completion of the pool stage, teams were ranked first according to their position within their pool and then by competition points. The top four teams progressed to the tournament semi-finals, teams ranked 5–8 progressed to the 5th to 8th play-offs, and the teams ranked 9–12 progressed to the 9th to 12th play-offs.[12]

Qualified for semi-finals
Qualified for 5th to 8th playoffs
Qualified for 9th to 12th playoffs
Seed Team Pld W D L TF TA TD PF PA +/− BP Pos Pts
1  France 3 3 0 0 15 0 15 98 6 +92 2 1 14
2  Ireland 3 3 0 0 10 4 6 80 36 +44 1 1 13
3  England 3 2 1 0 17 3 14 123 21 +102 2 1 12
4  Canada 3 2 1 0 12 3 9 86 25 +61 2 2 12
5  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 20 3 17 127 25 +102 3 2 11
6  Australia 3 2 0 1 6 2 4 54 23 +31 0 2 8
7  United States 3 1 0 2 10 9 1 67 64 +3 2 3 6
8  Wales 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 38 54 −16 1 3 5
9  Spain 3 1 0 2 8 11 −3 51 81 −30 1 3 5
10  South Africa 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 9 116 −107 0 4 0
11  Samoa 3 0 0 3 2 22 −20 15 148 −133 0 4 0
12  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 3 27 −24 17 166 −149 0 4 0

Tie Breakers[edit]

Ties on competition points were broken in the following order:
1. Winner of the match between the two teams (does not apply to teams in different pools);
2. Difference between points scored and points conceded;
3. Difference between tries scored and tries conceded;
4. Most points scored;
5. Most tries scored;
6. Coin toss.

Rankings Play-offs 9 to 12[edit]

Semi-finals Final
13 August 2014
  South Africa  25  
  Samoa  24  
 
17 August 2014
      South Africa  0
    Spain  36
Third place
13 August 2014 17 August 2014
  Spain  18   Samoa  31
  Kazakhstan  5     Kazakhstan  0

Semi-finals

11th Place Playoff

9th Place Playoff

Rankings Play-offs 5 to 8[edit]

Semi-finals Final
13 August 2014
  Australia  20  
  United States  23  
 
17 August 2014
      United States  5
    New Zealand  55
Third place
13 August 2014 17 August 2014
  New Zealand  63   Australia  30
  Wales  7     Wales  3

Semi-finals

7th Place Playoff

5th Place Playoff

Semi-Finals and Final[edit]

Semi-finals Final
13 August 2014
  Ireland  7  
  England  40  
 
17 August 2014
      England  21
    Canada  9
Third place
13 August 2014 17 August 2014
  France  16   Ireland  18
  Canada  18     France  25

Semi-finals

3rd Place Playoff

Final

Statistics[edit]

Discipline[edit]

1 Red Card Red card

  • Samoa Soteria Pulumu (5-match suspension)[13]

Suspension Following Citing

  • Wales Rebecca de Filippo (2-week suspension) in match against New Zealand[14]
  • South Africa Mandisa Williams (16-week suspension) in match against Australia[15]

2 Yellow Cards Temporarily suspended Temporarily suspended

1 Yellow Card Temporarily suspended

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England win Women's World Cup for second time after beating Canada 21-9 in Paris". Daily Mail. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Emily Scarratt's boot hands England World Cup final win over Canada". Guardian. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Women's Rugby World Cup: England beat Canada to win final". BBC Sport. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/mediazone/pressrelease/newsid=2033145.html Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Record interest for Women's RWC 2014". IRB.com. December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.rwcwomens.com/news/newsid=2044311.html Archived 2011-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "France to Host 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup". WRWC. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  8. ^ IRB official video used for the announcement
  9. ^ "Match officials announced for Women's RWC". 4 April 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "IRB Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 – Match officials". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "World Cup pool draw to stream live from Paris". RWCWomens.com. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  12. ^ "Rules of the tournament". IRB. Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  13. ^ "JUDICIAL OFFICER'S HEARING REPORT Hearing: 2 August 2014" (PDF). IRB. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  14. ^ "JUDICIAL OFFICER'S HEARING REPORT Hearing: 15 August 2014" (PDF). IRB. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  15. ^ "JUDICIAL OFFICER'S HEARING REPORT Hearing: 3 August 2014" (PDF). IRB. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup at Wikimedia Commons