2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup

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2017 (2017) Women's Rugby League World Cup  ()
Number of teams 6
Host country  Australia
Winner  Australia

Matches played 11
Points scored 588 (53.45 per match)
Tries scored 117 (10.64 per match)
Top scorer New Zealand Honey Hireme (52)
Top try scorer New Zealand Honey Hireme (13)
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The 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup was the fifth staging of the Women's Rugby League World Cup and was held in Australia between 16 November and 2 December 2017. Pool and semi-final matches was held at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney, with the final held at Brisbane Stadium. The final was played as a double-header with the men's final.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Team Nickname Coach Captain
Australia Australia Jillaroos Brad Donald Renae Kunst
Canada Canada Ravens Mike Castle Mandy Marchak
Cook Islands Cook Islands Moana Ian Bourke
England England Lionesses Chris Chapman Andrea Dobson
New Zealand New Zealand Kiwi Ferns Tony Benson Laura Mariu
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea PNG Orchids[3] Dennis Miall Cathy Neap

Pre-tournament matches[edit]

Before the World Cup it was announced that France would host England in two tests in Perpignan, and Papua New Guinea would host Australia in Port Moresby.[4][5]

21 June 2017 France France 16–26 England England Stade de la Mer, Perpignan[6]
24 June 2017 France France 8–14 England England Stade de la Mer, Perpignan[7]
23 September 2017 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 4–42 Australia Australia National Football Stadium, Port Moresby[8]
4 November 2017 New Zealand New Zealand 32–12 Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement flag.svg New Zealand Māori Wahine Toa Waikato Stadium, Hamilton[9]

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

All the matches were played at Endeavour Field (Southern Cross Group Stadium) in Sydney, with the exception of the final which was played in the larger Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane.

Brisbane Sydney
Brisbane Stadium Endeavour Field
Capacity: 52,500 Capacity: 22,000
Suncorpstadium071006.JPG Wooloware Endeavour Field.JPG

Pool stage[edit]

The two pools feature three teams each. The top two teams in each pool will qualify for the semi-finals. Pool play will involve a round robin with an additional inter-pool game for each team so all teams will play three pool games.

Key to colours in pool tables
Advance to the semi-finals

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Australia Australia 3 3 0 0 184 4 +180 6
England England 3 1 0 2 52 68 -16 2
Cook Islands Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 26 150 -124 2

Australia v. Cook Islands[edit]

16 November 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia Australia 58 – 4 Cook Islands Cook Islands
Tries:
Caitlyn Moran (6', 78') 2
Brittany Breayley (11') 1
Karina Brown (15') 1
Ali Brigginshaw (21') 1
Vanessa Foliaki (25') 1
Talesha Quinn (32') 1
Isabelle Kelly (36') 1
Nakia Davis-Welsh (49') 1
Meg Ward (53') 1
Lavina O'Mealey (57') 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 4
(38', 50', 55', 79')
Caitlyn Moran 3
(16', 22', 26')
1st: 36 – 0
2nd: 22 – 4
Report
Tries:
1 (74') Chantelle Inangaro Schofield
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Antoinette Watts

Australia v. England[edit]

19 November 2017
13:45 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia Australia 38 – 0 England England
Tries:
Meg Ward (19', 64') 2
Isabell Kelly (7') 1
Nakia Davis-Welsh (12') 1
Chelsea Baker (22') 1
Elianna Walton (29') 1
Kezie Apps (44') 1
Caitlyn Moran (61') 1
Goals:
Chelsea Baker 2
(13', 30')
Caitlyn Moran 1
('62)
1st: 28 – 0
2nd: 10 – 0
Report
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Todd Smith

England v. Cook Islands[edit]

22 November 2017
13:45 AEDT (UTC+11)
England England 16 – 22 Cook Islands Cook Islands
Tries:
Emma Slowe (47') 1
Amy Hardcastle (54') 1
Kayleigh Bulman (76') 1
Goals:
Claire Garner 2
(48', 56')
1st: 0 – 16
2nd: 16 – 6
Report
Tries:
1 (2') Beniamina Koiatu
1 (30') Katelyn Arona
1 (34') Cecelia Strickland
1 (80') Te Amohaere Ngata-Aerengamate
Goals:
3 Chantelle Inangaro Schofield
(31', 35', 80')
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jake Sutherland

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
New Zealand New Zealand 3 3 0 0 164 4 +160 6
Canada Canada 3 1 0 2 26 146 -120 2
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 3 16 96 -80 0

New Zealand v. Canada[edit]

16 November 2017
13:45 AEDT (UTC+11)
New Zealand New Zealand 50 – 4 Canada Canada
Tries:
Honey Hireme (4', 37') 2
Lilieta Maumau (49', 73') 2
Teuila Fotu-Moala (56', 66') 2
Atawhai Tupaea (16') 1
Krystal Murray (52') 1
Apii Nicholls-Pualau (60') 1
Goals:
Kimiora Nati 7
(17', 38', 50', 53', 61', 67', 74')
1st: 16 – 4
2nd: 34– 0
Report
Tries:
1 (12') Megan Pakulis
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jake Sutherland

Papua New Guinea v. Canada[edit]

19 November 2017
18:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 8 – 22 Canada Canada
Tries:
Christie Bulhage (11') 1
Martha Karl (44') 1
1st: 4 – 10
2nd: 4 – 12
Report
Tries:
3 (25', 29', 76') Natasha Smith
1 (59') Sabrina McDaid
Goals:
2 Irene Patrinos
(26', 77')
1 Sabrina McDaid
(60')
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Joey Butler

New Zealand v. Papua New Guinea[edit]

22 November 2017
18:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
New Zealand New Zealand 38 – 0 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries:
Amber Kani (48', 76') 2
Luisa Gago (5') 1
Raecene McGregor (10') 1
Hilda Peters (44') 1
Maitua Feterika (51') 1
Atawhai Tupaea (57') 1
Racquel Anderson (63') 1
Annetta Nuuausala (71') 1
Goals:
Racquel Anderson 1
(52')
1st: 8 – 0
2nd: 30 – 0
Report
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Tyson Brough

Inter-pool matches[edit]

England v. Papua New Guinea[edit]

16 November 2017
18:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
England England 36 – 8 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries:
Charlotte Booth (39', 73') 2
Shona Hoyle (11') 1
Amy Hardcastle (28') 1
Tara-Jane Stanley (35') 1
Danielle Bound (59') 1
Beth Sutcliffe (79') 1
Goals:
Tara-Jane Stanley 4
(13', 60', 74', 80')
1st: 18 – 8
2nd: 18 – 0
Report
Tries:
1 (6') Naomi Kaupa
1 (20') Anne Oiufa
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Tyson Brough

New Zealand v. Cook Islands[edit]

19 November 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
New Zealand New Zealand 76 – 0 Cook Islands Cook Islands
Tries:
Honey Hireme (9', 30', 35', 44', 51', 69') 6
Shontelle Woodman (24', 32') 2
Krystal Murray (27', 76') 2
Raecene McGregor (54', 57') 2
Lilieta Maumau (19') 1
Nita Maynard (62') 1
Goals:
Kimiora Nati 10
(20', 28', 31', 34', 36', 46', 56', 63', 71', 77')
1st: 38 – 0
2nd: 38 – 0
Report
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Bianca Zietsman

Australia v. Canada[edit]

22 November 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia Australia 88 – 0 Canada Canada
Tries:
Vanessa Foliaki (3', 53', 62') 3
Zahara Temara (10', 26', 33') 3
Elianna Walton (58', 58', 76') 3
Karina Brown (65', 71', 79') 3
Corban McGregor (15', 30') 2
Chelsea Baker (21', 68') 2
Maddie Stutton (23') 1
Ruan Sims (38') 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 8
(16', 22', 31', 39', 47', 60', 69', 77')
1st: 44 – 0
2nd: 44 – 0
Report
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Joey Butler

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
A1 Australia Australia 58
B2 Canada Canada 6
A1 Australia Australia 23
B1 New Zealand New Zealand 16
B1 New Zealand New Zealand 52
A2 England England 4

Semi-finals[edit]

26 November 2017
13:45 AEDT (UTC+11)
New Zealand New Zealand 52 – 4 England England
Tries:
Honey Hireme (46', 57', 78') 3
Krystal Murray (16', 63') 2
Maitua Feterika (2') 1
Shontelle Woodman (6') 1
Teuila Fotu-Moala (51') 1
Hilda Peters (67') 1
Lilieta Maumau (70') 1
Laura Mariu (80') 1
Goals:
Kimiora Nati 4
(17', 52', 64', 71')
1st: 14 – 4
2nd: 38 – 0
Report
Tries:
1 (22') Tara-Jane Stanley
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Todd Smith

26 November 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia Australia 58 – 6 Canada Canada
Tries:
Ali Brigginshaw (2', 40') 2
Steph Hancock (6', 68') 2
Isabelle Kelly (9', 21') 2
Karina Brown (18', 29') 2
Talesha Quinn (37') 1
Ruan Sims (57') 1
Nakia Davis-Welsh (61') 1
Goals:
Caitlyn Moran 7
(3', 7', 23', 38', 40', 58', 70')
1st: 42 – 0
2nd: 16 – 6
Report
Tries:
1 (48') Natasha Smith
Goals:
1 Irene Patrinos
(49')
Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Adam Gee

Final: Australia v New Zealand[edit]

2 December 2017
15:45 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia Australia 23 – 16 New Zealand New Zealand
Tries:
Isabelle Kelly (8' 53') 2
Caitlin Moran (36') 1
Elianna Walton (57') 1
Goals:
Caitlin Moran 3/4
(9', 37', 58')
Field Goals:
Caitlin Moran (80') 1
1st: 12 – 10
2nd: 11 – 6
Report
Tries:
2 (12' 20') Honey Hireme
1 (69') Raecene McGregor
Goals:
2/3 Kimiora Nati
(14', 70')
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Adam Gee

Try scorers[edit]

13
6
5
4
3
2
1

Broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster Matches
 Australia Seven Network[10] All 12 matches live
 New Zealand Sky Sport[11] All 12 matches live
 Papua New Guinea EMTV[12] All 12 matches live

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]