2011 Nations Cup (women's rugby union)

The third Nations Cup tournament was played at Appleby College and Chatham-Kent in Ontario, Canada, in August 2011 following on from an Under-20 version which took place in California a month before. The tournaments included teams representing the USA, South Africa, England and Canada. England retained both titles.

2011 Women's Nation's Cup
Countries Canada
 England
 South Africa
 United States
Champions England (U20 & Senior)
Runners-up United States (U20)
 Canada (Senior)
Matches played16
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For USA, Canada and South Africa these were the first internationals they had played since the World Cup. Although the final results in both tournaments were as expected, in the senior event England trailed to both USA and Canada before turning the games round - in the case of the USA game from the final play of the game after 7 minutes of added injury time. Canada led 5-3 at half time in the group game before conceding four second-half tries.

All teams used the group phase of the tournament to try out different formations, selecting their strongest available starting XVs in the finals.

Under 20 Nations Cup 2011 (Santa Barbara, California)Edit

Final TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against
1   England U20 3 3 0 0 144 7 6
2   USA U20 3 2 0 1 40 45 4
3   Canada U20 3 1 0 2 32 63 2
4   South Africa U20 3 0 0 3 17 118 0

Points scoringEdit

4 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, no points for a loss. 1 bonus point awarded for scoring four or more tries and 1 bonus point for losing by less than 7 points.

ResultsEdit

Test no.
14 July 2011
Canada U20   0–41   England U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara
Tries: Natasha Jones 6'
Katie Mason 10'
Rebecca Hughes 21', 79'
Hannah Gallagher 32', 51'
Ceri Large 82'
Cons: Amber Reed 6', 80', 82'
Test no.
14 July 2011
USA U20   27–3   South Africa U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara
Tries: Anderson 29'
Washington 35'
Naber 73'
Larson 79'
Cons: Bizer 73', 79'
Pen: Bizer 20'
Pen: Pienaar 18'
Test no.
17 July 2011
Canada U20   27–7   South Africa U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara
Tries: Farella 15', 46', 53'
Harvey 64'
DeMerchant 78'
Conv: Harvey 54'
Try: Pieenar 57'
Conv: Pieenar 57'
Test no.
17 July 2011
USA U20   0–37   England U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara
Tries: Davidson 15', 55', 67'
Hughes 21'
Roberts 31'
Mills 41'
Gallagher (77')
Conv: Large 42'
Test no.
20 July 2011
England U20   66–7   South Africa U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara
Tries: Gallagher (2)
Wilson Hardy
Cleall
Peedle (2)
Demaine
E Scott
Matthews (2)
Hughes
Davidson
Cons: E Scott (3)
Try: Van Slicht
Conv: Pienaar
Test no.
20 July 2011
USA U20   15–5   Canada U20 Storke Field, Santa Barbara

Third place

Test no.
23 July 2011
Canada U20   32–5   South Africa U20 Harder Stadium, Santa Barbara
Tries: Thompson
Vestby
Siefert
Orr
Pegg
Delaney
Cons: Vestby (2)

Final

Test no.
23 July 2011
USA U20   11–48   England U20 Harder Stadium, Santa Barbara
Tries: Hughes (2)
Fletcher
Gallagher (3)
Jones
Davidson
Cons: Reed (4)

Nations Cup 2011 (Appleby College, Oakville, Canada)Edit

Final TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Bonus points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against Tries Losing
1   England 3 3 0 0 83 29 1 0 13
2   Canada 3 2 0 1 97 56 2 0 10
3   South Africa 3 1 0 2 51 113 1 0 5
4   United States 3 0 0 3 51 75 0 2 2

ResultsEdit

Test no. 899
2 August 2011
Canada   52–17   South Africa Oakville, Ontario
Test no. 900
2 August 2011
England   15–11   United States Oakville, Ontario
Test no. 901
5 August 2011
England   46–8   South Africa Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Test no. 902
5 August 2011
Canada   35–17   United States Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Test no. 903
9 August 2011
United States   23–26   South Africa Oakville, Ontario
Test no. 904
9 August 2011
Canada   10–22   England Oakville, Ontario

Third place

Test no. 905
13 August 2011
United States   29–9   South Africa Oakville, Ontario

Final

Test no. 906
13 August 2011
Canada   19–41   England Oakville, Ontario

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Nations Cup
2011
  England
Succeeded by