2010 European Cup

The 2010 European Cup, known as the Alitalia European Cup for sponsorship purposes,[1] is a rugby league football tournament. Three of the competing teams participated in the 2009 European Cup, with France also being included in the tournament after competing in the 2009 Four Nations. The winner of the competition, Wales, competed in the 2011 Four Nations tournament.[2]

2010 (2010) European Cup  ()
2010 European Cup logo
Number of teams4
Winner Wales

Matches played6
Attendance35,687 (5,948 per match)
Top scorer Ireland Gregg McNally (30)
Top try scorer Wales Rhys Williams (5)
 < 2009
2012

SquadsEdit

FranceEdit

preliminary squad:[3]

Club Team Players
  AS Carcassonne Romaric Bemba, Roman Gagliazzo, Teddy Sadaoui
  Catalans Dragons Jean-Philippe Baile, Thomas Bosc, Remi Casty, Olivier Elima (c), Jamal Fakir, David Ferriol,
Cyril Gossard, Clint Greenshields, Grégory Mounis, Sébastien Raguin
  Lézignan Sangliers Matthew Alberola, Thibault Ancely, Andrew Bentley, Julian Bousquet, Nicolas Munoz, Florian Quintilla, Micheal Tribillac
  Melbourne Storm Dane Chisholm
  Pia Donkeys Maxime Grésèque, Christophe Moly
  Sydney Roosters Jason Baitieri
  Toulouse Olympique Vincent Duport, Mathieu Griffi, Kevin Larroyer, Antoni Maria, Yoan Tisseyre
  Union Treiziste Catalans William Barthau, Kane Bentley, Tony Gigot, Sebastien Martins, Quentin Nauroy, Eloi Pellissier,
Michael Simon, Cyril Stacul, Julien Touxagas, Frédéric Vaccari

IrelandEdit

30 Man Squad

Club Team Players
  Barrow Raiders Liam Harrison, Brett McDermott
  Batley Bulldogs Sean Hesketh
  Bradford Bulls Michael Platt
  Carlow Crusaders Paddy Barcoe
  Dewsbury Rams Matthew Fox
  Featherstone Rovers Liam Finn
  Halifax Bob Beswick
  Harlequins RL Jason Golden, Jamie O'Callaghan
  Huddersfield Giants Simon Finnigan, Scott Grix, Gregg McNally
  Irish Students Adam Aigbokhae
  Leeds Rhinos Luke Ambler, Kyle Amor
  Leeds Met Stevie Gibbons
  North Dublin Eagles Joseph Taylor
  Oldham John Gillam, Wayne Kerr, Marcus St Hilaire, Matty Ashe
  Salford City Reds Sean Gleeson, Ryan Boyle
  Sheffield Eagles Tim Bergin
  Treaty City Titans Brendan Guilfoyle
  Warrington Wolves Simon Grix, Tyrone McCarthy
  Widnes Vikings David Allen
  Wigan Warriors Michael McIlorum, Eamon O'Carroll

ScotlandEdit

Preliminary Squad [4]

Club Team Players
  Batley Bulldogs Gareth Moore
  Bradford Bulls Joe Wardle
  Carpentras XIII Lee Paterson
  Castleford Panthers Jamie Benn
  Coventry Bears Brad Massey
  Doncaster Dean Colton, Rob Lunt
  Edinburgh Eagles Craig Borthwick, Giles Lomax
  Featherstone Rovers Jon Steel
  Gateshead Thunder Crawford Matthews
  Halifax Sam Barlow
  Harlequins RL Oliver Wilkes
  Huddersfield Giants Danny Brough
  Hull Kingston Rovers Ben Fisher
  Hunslet Hawks Neil Lowe
  Leigh Centurions John Duffy
  London Skolars Dave Arnot
  Sheffield Eagles Andrew Henderson, Jack Howieson, Brendon Lindsay, Mitch Stringer, Alex Szostak
  Swinton Lions Richard Hawkyard
  Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Dale Ferguson, Kevin Henderson
  Whitehaven Dexter Miller, Spencer Miller
  Workington Town Brett Carter, Paddy Coupar

WalesEdit

48 Man Squad:[5]

Club Team Players
  AS Carcassonne Gareth Dean
  Barrow Raiders Andy Bracek, Matt James
  Batley Bulldogs Byron Smith
  Bradford Bulls Craig Kopczak
  Burleigh Bears Mark Lennon
  Castleford Tigers James Evans
  Central Queensland Comets Chris Beasley, Ian Webster
  Crusaders Anthony Blackwood, Ben Flower, Chris Davies, Dafydd Carter, Elliot Kear, Gareth Thomas, Gil Dudson,
Jack Pring, Jamie Murphy, Jordan James, Lee Williams, Lewis Mills, Lloyd White, Luke Dyer, Rhodri Lloyd
  Featherstone Rovers Ross Divorty
  Gateshead Thunder Matt Barron
  Halifax Sean Penkywicz
  Hull Kingston Rovers David Mills
  Leeds Met Rhys Griffiths
  Leigh East Owain Brown
  London Skolars Matt Thomas
  Mackay Cutters Neil Budworth
  South Wales Scorpions Aled James, Andrew Gay, Ashley Bateman, Christiaan Roets, Geraint Davies, Joe Burke, Lewis Reece, Steve Parry
  St Helens R.F.C. Jacob Emmitt
  Swinton Lions Ian Watson, Phil Joseph
  Warrington Wolves Ben Evans, Rhys Evans, Rhys Williams
  Wigan Warriors Ben Davies
Unattached Mark Roberts

StandingsEdit

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
  Wales 3 3 0 0 103 63 +40 6
  France 3 2 0 1 95 48 +47 4
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 76 108 -32 2
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 76 131 -55 0

Pre-tournament matchesEdit

Wales announced that they would be playing two friendly warm-up matches against Italy at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on 3 and 6 October in preparation for the European Cup.[6] However the first match was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch, making it a one off match.[7]

Wales vs ItalyEdit

6 October 2010
19:30
  Wales 6 – 13   Italy
Try: Gareth Thomas
Goal: Lewis Reece (1/1)
Report Tries: Christophe Caligari
Ben Falcone
Goals: Josh Mantellato (2/2)
Field Goal: Ben Stewart

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

9 October 2010
France   58 - 24   Ireland
Tries: Olivier Elima (4), Remi Casty, Teddy Sadaoui, Cyril Stacul, Tony Gigot, Andrew Bentley, Jason Baitieri
Goals: Maxime Grésèque (4), Nicolas Munoz (5)
Report Tries: John Gillam (2), Sean Hesketh, Jamie O'Callaghan, Greg McNally
Goals: Greg McNally, Liam Finn
Parc des Sports, Avignon, France
Attendance: 14,522
Referee: Phil Bentham (England)
Man of the Match: Remi Casty
10 October 2010
Scotland   22 - 60   Wales
Tries: Ben Fisher (2), Andrew Henderson (2) Report Tries: Rhys Williams (3), Elliot Kear (3), Gareth Thomas, Mark Lennon, Lloyd White, Jacob Emmitt, Jordan James
Goals: Lee Briers (8)
Old Anniesland, Glasgow, Scotland
Attendance: 787
Referee: Thierry Alibert (France)

Round 2Edit

16 October 2010
France   26 - 12   Scotland
Tries: Frédéric Vaccari, Tony Gigot, Sébastien Martins, Mickaël Simon, Kane Bentley
Goals: T Munoz (3)
Report Tries: Alex Szostack, Sam Barlow
Goals: T Danny Brough (2)
Stade Municipal d'Albi, Albi, France
Attendance: 7,150[8]
Referee: Phil Bentham

Teams:[9]

FRANCE: 1. William Barthau, 2. Frédéric Vaccari, 3. Jean-Philippe Baile, 4. Teddy Sadaoui, 5. Cyril Stacul, 6. Tony Gigot, 7. Nicolas Munoz, 8. Mickaël Simon, 9. Kane Bentley, 10. Rémi Casty, 11. Olivier Elima, 12. Julien Touxagas, 13. Jason Baitieri. Subs: 14. Andrew Bentley, 15. Mathieu Griffi, 16. Sébastien Martins, 17. Romaric Bemba.

SCOTLAND: 1 Lee Paterson, 2. Dave Arnot, 3. Joe Wardle, 4. Kevin Henderson, 5. Jon Steel, 6. Brendan Lindsay, 7. Danny Brough, 8. Oliver Wilkes, 9. Ben Fisher, 10, Mitch Stringer, 11. Alex Szostak, 12. Sam Barlow, 13. Dale Ferguson. Subs: 14. Andrew Henderson, 15. Paddy Coupar, 16. Neil Lowe, 17. Jack Howieson.

17 October 2010
Wales   31 - 30   Ireland
Tries: Lennon (2), Webster, Williams (2), Roets
Goals: White (3)
Drop-goal: Briers.
Report Tries: Bergin, McNally (2), Boyle, Ambler
Goals: McNally (5)
The Gnoll, Neath, Wales
Attendance: 2,165
Referee: Thierry Alibert (France)
Man of the Match: Gregg McNally[10]

Round 3Edit

23 October 2010
France   11 - 12   Wales
Tries: Nauroy, Sadaoui
Goals: Munoz (1/2)
Drop goals: Gigot
Report Tries: Williams, Thomas
Goals: White (2/3)
Stade Municipal d'Albi, Albi, France
Attendance: 10,413
Referee: Phil Bentham (England)
24 October 2010
Ireland   22-42   Scotland
Tries: Gillam (5, 65) Grix (15), Finn (38)
Goals:McNally (3/4)
Report Tries: Fisher, K.Henderson, A.Henderson, Ferguson 2, Carter, Stringer, Wardle
Goals:Patterson (5/8)
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Attendance: 1,063
Referee: Thierry Alibert (France)
Man of the Match: Dale Ferguson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RLEF (30 July 2010). "EUROPEAN CUP BRINGS BIG NAME SPONSOR ON BOARD". Rugby League European Federation. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Rleague". Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  3. ^ "France name Alitalia European Cup squad". rleague.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Brough returns to Scotland squad". Sporting Life. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Wales release 48-man training squad". rleague.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Wales plan autumn Test schedule". BBC News. 26 July 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Wales clash rained off" UKPA (4 October 2010)
  8. ^ Black, Gareth (18 October 2010). "France 26 - 12 Scotland: French end Scots interest in Euro Cup". sport.scotsman.com. UK: Johnston Press Digital Publishing. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  9. ^ Willacy, Gavin (17 October 2010). "Rugby League: France 26 - 12 Scotland". Scotland on Sunday. UK: Johnston Press Digital Publishing. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  10. ^ Press Association (17 October 2010). "Lee Briers steers Wales past Ireland to European Cup finale in France". guardian.co.uk. UK: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 18 October 2010.