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2002 Women's Rugby World Cup

The 2002 Women's Rugby World Cup was the second World Cup fully sanctioned by the sports governing body the International Rugby Board (IRB). The tournament was held in Barcelona, Spain. The format[note 1] was the same as the previous tournament and again 16 nations competed.

2002 Women's Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Spain
Dates2002-05-13 – 2002-05-25
No. of nations16
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand(2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
1998
2006

For the first time a pre-tournament qualification match took place to decide Asia's second representative but other than that all competitors took part by invitation. 14 of the 16 teams taking part were the same as in 1998 but two lowest ranked European teams (Sweden and Russia) were replaced by teams from Asia (Japan) and Oceania (Samoa).

The competition was won by defending champions, New Zealand.

SquadsEdit

Match OfficialsEdit

Referees:

  • S Cortabarria (Spain)[1]
  • G De Santis (Italy)[2]
  • Nicky Inwood (New Zealand)[3]

QualifierEdit

[296]
2000-12-15 Hong Kong   0–62   Japan Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong [3/11/3]

Competition formatEdit

The format was the same as the previous tournament and again 16 nations competed. The teams were divided into four pools of four teams each, according to each team's seeding.

For the first set of matches the highest seeded team played the lowest seeded team while the two mid-seeded teams played each other. After the first round of matches the positions in each pool were recalculated with the winners of the first matches in first and second places, and the losers in third and fourth places. In the second set of matches, the top two teams and the bottom two teams from each pool played each other. The final pool standings were calculated from the results of these matches to give the final four positions in each pool.

The four top teams in each of the pools went forward to contest the World Cup title. The second placed teams from each pool play for 5th position (the Plate), the third place teams for 9th (the Bowl), and the fourth placed teams for 13th (the Shield). The four teams in each of these groups are reseeded to decide who plays who at this stage of the tournament.

The two winning teams from each of these 'semi-finals' then faced each other in the 'final', whilst the losing teams played each other.[note 2]

World Cup TournamentEdit

Although not strictly speaking a knock-out as – in theory – a team losing a game on Day 1 could still qualify dependent on results on Day 2, in practice this was a complex tournament that is best understood by means of the following graphics. Note that this should not be taken to imply that the draw for any round of games was predetermined – each successive round was drawn using seedings and rankings based on previous matches:

Cup (positions 1–4)Edit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool A
 
 
  Germany0
 
May 17, 2002 – Pool A
 
  New Zealand117
 
  Australia3
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool A
 
  New Zealand36
 
  Australia30
 
May 20, 2002 – Semi-final
 
  Wales0
 
  New Zealand30
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool B
 
  France0
 
  United States87
 
May 17, 2002 – Pool B
 
  Netherlands0
 
  United States9
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool B
 
  France21
 
  France31
 
May 25, 2002 – Final
 
  Kazakhstan12
 
  New Zealand19
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool C
 
  England9
 
  England63
 
May 17, 2002 – Pool C
 
  Italy9
 
  England13
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool C
 
  Spain5
 
  Spain62
 
May 20, 2002 – Semi-final
 
  Japan0
 
  England53
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool D
 
  Canada10 3rd Place final
 
  Canada57
 
May 17, 2002 – Pool DMay 25, 2002 – 3rd Place Final
 
  Ireland0
 
  Canada11  France41
 
May 13, 2002 – Pool D
 
  Scotland0   Canada7
 
  Scotland13
 
 
  Samoa3
 

Ranking matches 5–8Edit

Teams knocked out in the Cup quarter-finals

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
May 20, 2002
 
 
  Australia17
 
May 25, 2002 – 5th Place Final
 
  United States5
 
  Australia30
 
May 20, 2002
 
  Scotland0
 
  Spain16
 
 
  Scotland23
 
7th Place Final
 
 
May 25, 2002 – 7th Place Final
 
 
  United States23
 
 
  Spain5

Ranking matches 9–16Edit

Teams defeated in the first round of pool matches

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 18, 2002 – Pool A
 
 
  Germany0
 
May 20, 2002
 
  Wales77
 
  Wales35
 
May 18, 2002 – Pool C
 
  Italy3
 
  Italy30
 
May 24, 2002 – 9th Place Final
 
  Japan3
 
  Wales14
 
May 18, 2002 – Pool D
 
  Samoa17
 
  Ireland0
 
May 20, 2002
 
  Samoa22
 
  Samoa14
 
May 18, 2002 – Pool B
 
  Kazakhstan3 11th Place Final
 
  Netherlands10
 
May 24, 2002 – 11th Place Final
 
  Kazakhstan37
 
  Italy3
 
 
  Kazakhstan20
 

Ranking matches 13–16Edit

Teams defeated in the first round of the ranking matches for 9–16

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
May 20, 2002
 
 
  Germany0
 
May 24, 2002 – 13th Place Final
 
  Ireland18
 
  Ireland0
 
May 20, 2002
 
  Japan18
 
  Japan37
 
 
  Netherlands3
 
15th Place Final
 
 
May 24, 2002 – 15th Place Final
 
 
  Germany19
 
 
  Netherlands20

Match detailsEdit

Pool AEdit

Position
[note 3]
Nation Games Points Table
points
Overall
ranking
[note 4]
played won drawn lost for against
1   New Zealand 2 2 0 0 153 3 6 1st
2   Australia 2 1 0 1 33 36 4 8th
3   Wales 2 1 0 1 77 30 4 9th
4   Germany 2 0 0 2 0 194 2 16th
[361]
2002-05-13 Germany   0–117   New Zealand Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [35/29/2]
[362]
2002-05-13 Australia   30–0   Wales Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [14/68/1]
[369]
2002-05-17 Germany   0–77   Wales Girona, Barcelona [36/69/2]
[370]
2002-05-18 Australia   3–36   New Zealand Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [15/30/6]

Pool BEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Overall
ranking
played won drawn lost for against
1   France 2 2 0 0 52 21 6 4th
2   United States 2 1 0 1 96 21 4 5th
3   Kazakhstan 2 1 0 1 49 41 4 11th
4   Netherlands 2 0 0 2 10 124 2 14th
[363]
2002-05-13 United States   87–0   Netherlands Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [41/56/3]
[364]
2002-05-13 France   31–12   Kazakhstan Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [77/27/3]
[371]
2002-05-17 Netherlands   10–37   Kazakhstan Girona, Barcelona [57/28/2]
[372]
2002-05-18 France   21–9   United States Girona, Barcelona [78/42/2]

Pool CEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Overall
ranking
played won drawn lost for against
1   England 2 2 0 0 76 14 6 3rd
2   Spain 2 1 0 1 67 13 4 6th
3   Italy 2 1 0 1 39 66 4 12th
4   Japan 2 0 0 2 3 92 2 15th
[365]
2002-05-13 England   63–9   Italy Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [82/36/2]
[366]
2002-05-13 Spain   62–0   Japan Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [45/12/1]
[373]
2002-05-17 Italy   30–3   Japan Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [37/13/1]
[374]
2002-05-18 Spain   5–13   England Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [46/83/8]

Pool DEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Overall
ranking
played won drawn lost for against
1   Canada 2 2 0 0 67 0 6 2nd
2   Scotland 2 1 0 1 13 14 4 7th
3   Samoa 2 1 0 1 25 13 4 10th
4   Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 79 2 13th
[367]
2002-05-13 Canada   57–0   Ireland Girona, Barcelona [33/45/1]
[368]
2002-05-13 Scotland   13–3   Samoa Girona, Barcelona [63/2/1]
[375]
2002-05-17 Ireland   0–22   Samoa Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [46/3/1]
[376]
2002-05-18 Canada   11–0   Scotland Girona, Barcelona [34/64/2]

Play-offsEdit

13th–16thEdit

[377]
2002-05-20 Germany   0–18   Ireland Girona, Barcelona [37/47/3]
[378]
2002-05-20 Japan   37–3   Netherlands Girona, Barcelona [14/58/1]

9th–12thEdit

[379]
2002-05-20 Wales   35–3   Italy Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [70/38/4]
[380]
2002-05-20 Samoa   9–3   Kazakhstan Girona, Barcelona [4/29/1]

5th–8thEdit

[381]
2002-05-21 Australia   17–5   United States Girona, Barcelona [16/43/2]
[382]
2002-05-21 Spain   16–23   Scotland Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [47/65/9]

Semi-finalsEdit

[383]
2002-05-21 New Zealand   30–0   France Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona [31/79/2]
[384]
2002-05-21 Canada   10–53   England Girona, Barcelona [35/84/6]

FinalsEdit

15th/16thEdit

[385]
2002-05-24 Germany   19–20   Netherlands Zaragoza [38/59/12]

13th/14thEdit

[386]
2002-05-24 Ireland   23–3   Japan Girona, Barcelona [48/15/2]

11th/12thEdit

[387]
2002-05-24 Italy   3–20   Kazakhstan Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [39/30/2]

9th/10thEdit

[388]
2002-05-24 Wales   14–17   Samoa Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [71/5/1]

7th/8thEdit

[389]
2002-05-25 Spain   5–23   United States Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona [48/44/2]

5th/6thEdit

[390]
2002-05-25 Australia   30–0   Scotland Girona, Barcelona [17/66/2]

3rd/4thEdit

Test no. 391
2002-05-25
France   41–7   Canada Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Tries: Nathalie Amiela (2) Dalphine Plantet (2), Annabel Donnadieu, Clotilde Flaugere
Con: Estelle Sardini (2)
Pen: Estelle Sardini
Try: Julie Foster
Con: Kelly McCallum

FinalEdit

Test no. 392
2002-05-25
England   9–19   New Zealand Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Pen: Shelley Rae (2)
Drop: Shelley Rae
Tries: Monique Hirovanaa, Cheryl Waaka
Pen: Tammi Wilson (3)


 2002 Women's Rugby World Cup Winners 
 
New Zealand
Second title

Final TableEdit

Place Nation Games Points
won lost for against diff
1   New Zealand 4 0 202 12 +190
2   England 3 1 138 43 +95
3   France 3 1 93 58 +35
4   Canada 2 2 85 94 −9
5   United States 3 1 137 26 +111
6   Scotland 2 2 41 53 −12
7   Australia 2 2 63 54 +9
8   Spain 1 3 83 66 +17
9   Samoa 3 1 56 30 +26
10   Wales 2 2 126 50 +76
11   Kazakhstan 2 2 72 58 +14
12   Italy 1 3 45 121 −76
13   Japan 2 2 58 95 −37
14   Ireland 1 3 18 97 −79
15   Netherlands 1 3 33 180 −147
16   Germany 0 4 19 232 −213

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ There are 16 teams at the IRB Women's World Cup 2002. They are divided into four Pools of four teams each, according to each team's seeding. For the first set of matches the highest seeded team plays the lowest seeded team whilst the two mid-seeded teams play each other. After the first round of matches the positions in each Pool are recalculated with the winners of the first matches in first and second places, and the losers in third and fourth places. In the second set of matches, the top two teams and the bottom two teams from each Pool play each other. The final Pool standings are calculated from the results of these matches to give the final four positions in each Pool. The four top teams in each of the Pools go forward to contest the World Cup title. The second placed teams from each Pool play for 5th position (the Plate), the third place teams for 9th (the Bowl), and the fourth placed teams for 13th (the Shield). The four teams in each of these groups are reseeded to decide who plays who at this stage of the tournament. The two winning teams from each of these 'semi-finals' then face each other in the 'final' whilst the losing teams play each other.From the IRB tournament guide
  2. ^ From the IRB tournament guide
  3. ^ Position in each pool based on a) tournament points, b) result between sides on equal ponts, and c) match points difference
  4. ^ Teams were ranked according to the following criteria:
    • Most match points
    • Best points difference (points scored for minus points scored against)
    • Best tries difference (tries scored for minus tries scored against)
    • Best penalty kick difference (penalty kicks scored for minus penalty kicks scored against)
    • Most points scored for
    • Most tries scored for
    • Most penalty kicks scored for
    • Original Tournament seeding.
    This resulted in the following ranking:

    Semi-finalsEdit

    Place Nation Games Points
    won lost for against difference
    1   New Zealand 2 0 153 3 +150
    2   Canada 2 0 68 0 +68
    3   England 2 0 76 14 +62
    4   France 2 0 52 21 +31

    5th–8thEdit

    Place Nation Games Points
    won lost for against difference
    5   United States 1 1 96 21 +75
    6   Spain 1 1 67 13 +54
    7   Scotland 1 1 13 14 −1
    8   Australia 1 1 33 36 −3

    9th–12thEdit

    Place Nation Games Points
    won lost for against difference
    9   Wales 1 1 77 30 +47
    10   Samoa 1 1 25 13 +12
    11   Kazakhstan 1 1 49 41 +8
    12   Italy 1 1 39 66 −27

    13th–16thEdit

    Place Nation Games Points
    won lost for against difference
    13   Ireland 0 2 0 79 −79
    14   Japan 0 2 3 92 −89
    15   Netherlands 0 2 10 124 −114
    16   Germany 0 2 0 194 −194
  1. ^ "Endland's world falls apart in final," The Times (London, England) (Feb 18, 2002): p32 via http://womensrugbyhistory.blogspot.com/2010/08/englands-world-falls-apart-in-final.html
  2. ^ "Experience counts for women," The Times (London, England) (May 27, 2002): p26 via http://womensrugbyhistory.blogspot.com/2002/02/experience-counts-for-women.html
  3. ^ "IRB ANNOUNCES FEMALE REFEREE PANELS." States News Service, 20 Sept. 2012. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A302923485/AONE?u=yorku_main&sid=AONE&xid=05d284b3. Accessed 9 Nov. 2018.