Nations Cup (Women's rugby) 2008

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2008 Women's Nation's Cup
Countries  Canada
 England
 United States
 Wales
Champions  England (U20 & Senior)
Runners-up  Canada (U20 & Senior)
Matches played 7
Attendance
2009

The Nations Cup tournament was played for the first time at Esher RFC, England, in August 2008. An Under-20 version also took place in Canada a month before.

This was the first of what is planned to be a regular tournament involving major Northern Hemisphere women's rugby nations. The first event was originally promoted as including England, USA, Canada, Wales and France - but by the time the match schedule was published only the first three nations had confirmed their participation. The U20 had similar withdrawals, being eventually limited to only Canada, England and Wales.

England dominated both tournaments, only being pushed close by the USA in the opening game of the senior tournament. The USA were unable to maintain this performance against Canada, however, losing their fourth successive international against their North American rivals (their worst run ever) to finish third overall. For Canada, despite the heavy defeat to England, runners-up spot confirmed their position in the top four of women's rugby.

Under 20 Nations Cup 2008 (Appleby College, Oakville, Canada)[edit]

Final Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against
1  England U20 2 2 0 0 45 8 4
2  Canada U20 2 1 0 1 27 31 2
3  Wales U20 2 0 0 2 3 36 0

Results[edit]

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2008-07-11 Canada U20  5-31  England U20 Oakville, Ontario [-/-/-]
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2008-07-14 Canada U20  22-0  Wales U20 Oakville, Ontario [-/-/-]
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2008-07-16 England U20  14-3  Wales U20 Oakville, Ontario [-/-/-]

Final[edit]

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2008-07-19 Canada U20  7-30  England U20 Oakville, Ontario [-/-/-]

Nations Cup 2008 (Esher RFC, England)[edit]

Final Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against
1  England 2 2 0 0 60 23 4
2  Canada 2 1 0 1 24 43 2
3  United States 2 0 0 2 14 32 0

Results[edit]

[713]
2008-08-22 England  17-14  United States Esher, England [144/64/9]
[714]
2008-08-24 England  43-9  Canada Esher, England [145/66/13]
[713]
2008-08-26 Canada  15-0  United States Esher, England [67/65/21]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Nations Cup
2008
 England
Succeeded by
Nations Cup 2009