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The 2011 Rugby League Four Nations tournament (also known as the 2011 Gillette Rugby League Four Nations due to sponsorship by Gillette) was the third staging of the Rugby League Four Nations tournament and was played in England and Wales during October and November 2011, which was contested by regular contestants Australia, England and New Zealand, in addition to Wales, who had qualified for their first Four Nations by winning the 2010 European Cup.[1] The tournament saw the return of international rugby league to London's Wembley Stadium for the first time since 1997, with a double-header played on 5 November 2011. Australia won the tournament, defeating England in the final at Elland Road, Leeds, on 19 November 2011. The match was the last of the 17-year professional career of Australia's captain Darren Lockyer.

2011 (2011) Four Nations  ()
Four Nations logo
Number of teams4
Host countries England
 Wales
Winner Australia

Matches played7
Attendance128,065 (18,295 per match)
Points scored280 (40 per match)
Tries scored47 (6.71 per match)
Top scorerAustralia Johnathan Thurston (56)
Top try scorerEngland Sam Tomkins (5)
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Contents

HistoryEdit

The 2011 tournament was the third of three Four Nations series planned before the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, with the venues rotating between Europe and the South Pacific. There was no Four Nations in 2012 due to teams preparing for the World Cup.[2][3]

In addition to automatic inclusions Australia, England and New Zealand, Wales qualified for the tournament by defeating France in the final of the 2010 European Cup.

RefereesEdit

Qualifying nationsEdit

SquadsEdit

AustraliaEdit

Australian coach Tim Sheens' touring squad was announced on 3 October:[5] Of the twenty four players, twenty three were Australian born while one was Fijian born.

No. Name State Club
661 Darren Lockyer (c) QLD Brisbane Broncos
715 Luke Lewis NSW Penrith Panthers
724 Willie Tonga1 QLD North Queensland Cowboys
731 Johnathan Thurston QLD North Queensland Cowboys
737 Greg Inglis QLD South Sydney Rabbitohs
738 Cameron Smith (vc) QLD Melbourne Storm
739 Sam Thaiday QLD Brisbane Broncos
744 Cooper Cronk QLD Melbourne Storm
750 Paul Gallen NSW Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
751 Billy Slater QLD Melbourne Storm
758 Anthony Watmough NSW Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
761 Darius Boyd QLD St. George Illawarra Dragons
764 Robbie Farah NSW Wests Tigers
765 David Shillington QLD Canberra Raiders
767 Josh Morris2 NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
? Jharal Yow Yeh QLD Brisbane Broncos
? Corey Parker QLD Brisbane Broncos
? Daly Cherry-Evans QLD Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
? Tony Williams NSW Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
? Akuila Uate NSW Newcastle Knights
? Matthew Scott QLD North Queensland Cowboys
? Beau Scott3 NSW St. George Illawarra Dragons
? Chris Lawrence NSW Wests Tigers
? Keith Galloway NSW Wests Tigers

1 Replaced originally selected Brett Stewart who withdrew due to injury.

2 Replaced originally selected David Taylor who withdrew due to injury.

3 Replaced originally selected Glenn Stewart who withdrew for compassionate reasons.[6]

EnglandEdit

The England squad for the 2011 Four Nations:[7] Of the twenty four players, twenty two were English born while one was New Zealand born and one Australian born.

Coach:   Steve McNamara

Club Team Players
  Brisbane Broncos Jack Reed
  Castleford Rangi Chase
  Huddersfield Leroy Cudjoe
  Hull F.C. Tom Briscoe, Kirk Yeaman
  Leeds Carl Ablett, Ryan Bailey, Ryan Hall, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny McGuire, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Jamie Peacock(C), Kevin Sinfield
  Melbourne Storm Gareth Widdop
  St. Helens James Graham, James Roby, Jon Wilkin
  Warrington Garreth Carvell, Adrian Morley, Ben Westwood
  Wests Tigers Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington
  Wigan Michael McIlorum, Sam Tomkins

New ZealandEdit

The Kiwis announced their 23-man touring squad on 4 October.[8] Of the twenty three players, eighteen were New Zealand born while four were Australian born and one Tongan born.

Coach:   Stephen Kearney

Club Team Players
  Brisbane Broncos Gerard Beale, Alex Glenn
  Cronulla Sharks Jeremy Smith
  Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Kieran Foran
  Melbourne Storm Adam Blair, Sika Manu, Kevin Proctor
  New Zealand Warriors Lewis Brown, Kevin Locke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Russell Packer, Bill Tupou1, Elijah Taylor3
  North Queensland Cowboys Kalifa Faifai Loa2
  Parramatta Eels Fuifui Moimoi
  Penrith Panthers Sam McKendry
  St George Illawarra Dragons Jason Nightingale, Nathan Fien
  South Sydney Rabbitohs Issac Luke
  Sydney Roosters Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  Wests Tigers Benji Marshall
  Wigan Thomas Leuluai

1 Replaced original replacement Krisnan Inu who withdrew for family reasons.[9] He replaced originally selected Steve Matai who withdrew due to injury.[10]

2 Replaced originally selected Manu Vatuvei who withdrew due to injury.[10]

3 Replaced originally selected Shaun Johnson who withdrew due to injury.[10]

WalesEdit

The Welsh training squad was named on 14 September.[11] Of the twenty three players, nine were English born while eight were Welsh born and five Australian borns and one South African born.

Coach:   Iestyn Harris

Club Team Players
  Bradford Craig Kopczak
  Burleigh Bears Mark Lennon
  Central Comets Chris Beasley, Ian Webster
  Cronulla Sharks Tyson Frizell
  Crusaders Andy Bracek, Gil Dudson, Ben Flower, Jordan James, Elliot Kear, Peter Lupton, Lloyd White, Lee Williams
  Featherstone Rovers Ross Divorty
  Halifax Danny Jones
  Mackay Cutters Neil Budworth
  South Wales Scorpions Andrew Gay, Aled James, Christiaan Roets
  Swinton Ian Watson
  Warrington Lee Briers, Rhys Williams
  Wynnum Manly Seagulls Matt Seamark

Gareth Thomas was originally selected in the squad, but retired with immediate effect in the week leading up to the tournament.[12]

VenuesEdit

The games were played at venues in England and Wales. The tournament final was played in Leeds.

Warrington Leigh London
Halliwell Jones Stadium Leigh Sports Village Wembley
Capacity: 13,200 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 90,000
     
Hull Wrexham Leeds
KC Stadium Racecourse Ground Elland Road
Capacity: 25,400 Capacity: 15,771 Capacity: 37,890
     

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

28 October 2011
8:00pm (BST)
Australia   26–12   New Zealand
Tries
Matthew Scott (3') 1
Tony Williams (29') 1
Johnathan Thurston (37') 1
Darius Boyd (65') 1
Akuila Uate (77') 1
Goals
Johnathan Thurston 3/5
(4', 30', 66')
Tries
1 (48') Jason Nightingale
1 (56') Kalifa Faifai Loa
Goals
2/2 (49', 52') Benji Marshall
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England [13]
Attendance: 12,491
Referee: Phil Bentham
Man of the Match: Sam Thaiday[14]
FB 1   Billy Slater
RW 2   Akuila Uate
RC 3   Willie Tonga
LC 4   Chris Lawrence
LW 5   Darius Boyd
SO 6   Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7   Johnathan Thurston
PR 8   Paul Gallen
HK 9   Cameron Smith
PR 10   Matthew Scott
SR 11   Luke Lewis
SR 12   Sam Thaiday
LF 13   Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14   Cooper Cronk
BE 15   Keith Galloway
BE 16   David Shillington
BE 17   Tony Williams
Coach:
  Tim Sheens
FB 1   Kevin Locke
RW 2   Kalifa Faifai Loa
RC 3   Lewis Brown
LC 4   Gerard Beale
LW 5   Jason Nightingale
FE 6   Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7   Kieran Foran
PR 8   Ben Matulino
HK 9   Issac Luke
PR 10   Sam McKendry
SR 11   Sika Manu
SR 12   Simon Mannering
LK 13   Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14   Thomas Leuluai
BE 15   Fuifui Moimoi
BE 16   Alex Glenn
BE 17   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Coach:
  Stephen Kearney
29 October 2011
2:30pm (BST)
England   42–4   Wales
Tries
Sam Tomkins 4
(1', 16', 50', 59')
Kirk Yeaman (22') 1
Jack Reed (54') 1
Chris Heighington (76') 1
Gareth Widdop (80') 1
Goals
5/8 Kevin Sinfield
(17', 51', 60', 77', 80')
Tries
1 Elliot Kear (66')
Goals
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England [13]
Attendance: 10,377
Referee: Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: Sam Tomkins[15]
FB 1   Sam Tomkins
RW 2   Ryan Hall
RC 3   Jack Reed
LC 4   Kirk Yeaman
LW 5   Tom Briscoe
SO 6   Kevin Sinfield
SH 7   Rangi Chase
PR 8   James Graham
HK 9   James Roby
PR 10   Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11   Gareth Ellis
SR 12   Ben Westwood
LF 13   Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14   Gareth Widdop
BE 15   Adrian Morley
BE 16   Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17   Jon Wilkin
Coach:
  Steve McNamara
FB 1   Danny Jones
RW 2   Elliot Kear
RC 3   Ian Webster
LC 4   Christiaan Roets
LW 5   Rhys Williams
FE 6   Lee Briers (c)
HB 7   Matt Seamark
PR 8   Jordan James
HK 9   Neil Budworth
PR 10   Gil Dudson
SR 11   Tyson Frizell
SR 12   Andy Bracek
LK 13   Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14   Ian Watson
BE 15   Ross Divorty
BE 16   Aled James
BE 17   Craig Kopczak
Coach:
  Iestyn Harris

Round 2Edit

5 November 2011
1:00pm (GMT)
Wales   0–36   New Zealand
Tries
2 (20', 32') Sika Manu
2 (39', 62') Gerard Beale
1 (5') Jason Nightingale
1 (13') Kevin Locke
1 (75') Nathan Fien
Goals
4/7 Benji Marshall
(21', 33', 40', 77')
Wembley Stadium, London, England [13]
Attendance: 42,344
Referee: Matt Cecchin
Man of the Match: Thomas Leuluai[16]
FB 1   Danny Jones
RW 2   Elliot Kear
RC 3   Ian Webster
LC 4   Christiaan Roets
LW 5   Rhys Williams
FE 6   Lee Briers (c)
HB 7   Lloyd White
PR 8   Jordan James
HK 9   Neil Budworth
PR 10   Gil Dudson
SR 11   Tyson Frizell
SR 12   Chris Beasley
LK 13   Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14   Ian Watson
BE 15   Andy Bracek
BE 16   Ross Divorty
BE 17   Craig Kopczak
Coach:
  Iestyn Harris
FB 1   Kevin Locke
RW 2   Gerard Beale
RC 3   Lewis Brown
LC 4   Alex Glenn
LW 5   Jason Nightingale
FE 6   Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7   Kieran Foran
PR 8   Sam McKendry
HK 9   Thomas Leuluai
PR 10   Ben Matulino
SR 11   Sika Manu
SR 12   Adam Blair
LK 13   Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14   Nathan Fien
BE 15   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
BE 16   Fuifui Moimoi
BE 17   Elijah Taylor
Coach:
  Stephen Kearney
5 November 2011
3:30pm (GMT)
England   20–36   Australia
Tries
Ryan Hall (11', 40') 2
Jack Reed (60') 1
Chris Heighington (77') 1
Goals
Kevin Sinfield 2/4
(62', 77')
Tries
1 (17') Luke Lewis
1 (30') Tony Williams
1 (44') Greg Inglis
1 (53') Paul Gallen
1 (73') Darius Boyd
1 (79') Chris Lawrence
Goals
6/6 Johnathan Thurston
(19', 32', 45', 55', 74', 80')
Wembley Stadium, London, England [13]
Attendance: 42,344
Referee: Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston[17]
FB 1   Sam Tomkins
RW 2   Ryan Hall
RC 3   Jack Reed
LC 4   Kirk Yeaman
LW 5   Tom Briscoe
SO 6   Kevin Sinfield
SH 7   Rangi Chase
PR 8   James Graham
HK 9   James Roby
PR 10   Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11   Gareth Ellis
SR 12   Ben Westwood
LF 13   Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14   Gareth Widdop
BE 15   Adrian Morley
BE 16   Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17   Jon Wilkin
Coach:
  Steve McNamara
FB 1   Billy Slater
RW 2   Akuila Uate
RC 3   Chris Lawrence
LC 4   Greg Inglis
LW 5   Darius Boyd
SO 6   Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7   Johnathan Thurston
PR 8   Paul Gallen
HK 9   Cameron Smith
PR 10   Matthew Scott
SR 11   Luke Lewis
SR 12   Sam Thaiday
LF 13   Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14   Cooper Cronk
BE 15   Keith Galloway
BE 16   David Shillington
BE 17   Tony Williams
Coach:
  Tim Sheens

Round 3Edit

12 November 2011
06.00pm (GMT)
England   28–6   New Zealand
Tries
Tom Briscoe
Ryan Hall
James Graham
Sam Tomkins
Goals
Kevin Sinfield 6/6
Tries
Jason Nightingale
Goals
Benji Marshall 1/1
KC Stadium, Hull, England [13]
Attendance: 23,447[18]
Man of the Match: Kevin Sinfield[19]
FB 1   Sam Tomkins
RW 2   Ryan Hall
RC 3   Jack Reed
LC 4   Kirk Yeaman
LW 5   Tom Briscoe
SO 6   Kevin Sinfield
SH 7   Rangi Chase
PR 8   James Graham
HK 9   James Roby
PR 10   Jamie Peacock (c)
SR 11   Jon Wilkin
SR 12   Ben Westwood
LF 13   Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14   Gareth Widdop
BE 15   Adrian Morley
BE 16   Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17   Garreth Carvell
Coach:
  Steve McNamara
FB 1   Kevin Locke
RW 2   Gerard Beale
RC 3   Lewis Brown
LC 4   Simon Mannering
LW 5   Jason Nightingale
FE 6   Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7   Kieran Foran
PR 8   Ben Matulino
HK 9   Thomas Leuluai
PR 17   Russell Packer
SR 11   Sika Manu
SR 12   Adam Blair
LK 13   Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 12   Alex Glenn
BE 14   Issac Luke
BE 16   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
BE 18   Elijah Taylor
Coach:
  Stephen Kearney
13 November 2011
5:45pm (GMT)
Wales   14–56   Australia
Tries
Rhys Williams (10') 1
Elliot Kear (14') 1
Jordan James (49') 1
Goals
Lee Briers 1/3 (51')
Tries
3 (38', 40', 69') Cooper Cronk
1 (25') Cameron Smith
1 (41') Daly Cherry-Evans
1 (45') Darius Boyd
1 (59') Johnathan Thurston
1 (63') Greg Inglis
1 (66') Jharal Yow Yeh
1 (73') Josh Morris
Goals
8/9 (26', 39', 40', 42', 47', 60', 64', 70') Johnathan Thurston
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales [13]
Attendance: 5,233
Man of the Match: Darius Boyd[20]
FB 1   Danny Jones
RW 2   Elliot Kear
RC 3   Ian Webster
LC 4   Christiaan Roets
LW 5   Rhys Williams
FE 6   Lee Briers (c)
HB 7   Lloyd White
PR 8   Jordan James
HK 9   Neil Budworth
PR 10   Craig Kopczak
SR 11   Chris Beasley
SR 12   Andy Bracek
LK 13   Ben Flower
Substitutions:
BE 14   Mark Lennon
BE 15   Ross Divorty
BE 16   Aled James
BE 17   Gil Dudson
Coach:
  Iestyn Harris
FB 1   Darius Boyd
RW 2   Josh Morris
RC 3   Greg Inglis
LC 4   Chris Lawrence
LW 5   Jharal Yow Yeh
SO 6   Cooper Cronk
SH 7   Johnathan Thurston
PR 8   Keith Galloway
HK 9   Cameron Smith (c)
PR 10   David Shillington
SR 15   Anthony Watmough
SR 12   Beau Scott
LF 13   Corey Parker
Substitutions:
BE 14   Daly Cherry-Evans
BE 16   Paul Gallen
BE 17   Matthew Scott
BE 18   Sam Thaiday
Coach:
  Tim Sheens

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1   Australia W 3 3 0 0 118 46 +72 6
2   England 3 2 0 1 90 46 +44 4
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 54 54 0 2
4   Wales 3 0 0 3 18 134 −116 0

FinalEdit

Saturday, 19 November
6:00pm (GMT)
England   8–30   Australia
Tries
1 (36') Ryan Hall
Goals
2/2 (38', 52') Kevin Sinfield
Sam Thaiday (4') 1
Jharal Yow Yeh (57') 1
Johnathan Thurston (63') 1
Greg Inglis (69') 1
Darren Lockyer (80') 1Goals
Johnathan Thurston
5/5
(6', 40', 59', 64', 70')
Darren Lockyer
0/1
Elland Road, Leeds, England [13]
Attendance: 34,174
Referee:   Matt Cecchin
Man of the Match:   Johnathan Thurston[21]
England Position Australia
Sam Tomkins FB Darius Boyd
Ryan Hall WG Akuila Uate
Jack Reed CE Greg Inglis
Kirk Yeaman CE Chris Lawrence
Tom Briscoe WG Jharal Yow Yeh
Kevin Sinfield FE Darren Lockyer (c)
Rangi Chase HB Johnathan Thurston
James Graham PR Matthew Scott
James Roby HK Cameron Smith
Jamie Peacock (c) PR David Shillington
Jon Wilkin SR Luke Lewis
Gareth Ellis SR Sam Thaiday
Ben Westwood LK Paul Gallen
Gareth Widdop Int Anthony Watmough
Adrian Morley Int Cooper Cronk
Jamie Jones-Buchanan Int Keith Galloway
Garreth Carvell Int Tony Williams

StatisticsEdit

Top pointscorersEdit

2011 Four Nations top pointscorers
Player Team T G FG Pts
1 Johnathan Thurston   Australia 3 22 0 56
2 Kevin Sinfield   England 0 15 0 30
3 Sam Tomkins   England 5 0 0 20
4 Ryan Hall   England 4 0 0 16
5 Benji Marshall   New Zealand 0 7 0 14

Johnathan Thurston broke the record for most points in a single tournament with his 56-point haul. The previous record of 42 was set in 2005 by New Zealand's Stacey Jones.

Pre-tournament matchesEdit

Before the series, England played a Test match against France, New Zealand and Australia played a test in Newcastle before heading to Great Britain, and Wales played Ireland in Neath.[22][23][24]

New Zealand were originally scheduled to play a Test match against the Cook Islands on 7 October, however this was called off due to the unavailability of 29 frontline players.[25][26][27][28]

Australia vs New ZealandEdit

16 October 2011
4:00pm (AEDT)
Australia   42–6   New Zealand
Tries
Uate (3', 7') 2
Boyd (13', 70') 2
Lawrence (20', 34') 2
Galloway (63') 1
Tonga (68') 1
Goals
Thurston 4/7
(9', 15', 21, 72')
C Smith (64') 1/1
Match details Tries
1 (56') Locke
Goals
1/1 (57') Luke
Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, Australia
Attendance: 32,890
Referee: Phil Bentham
FB 1   Billy Slater
RW 2   Akuila Uate
RC 3   Willie Tonga
LC 4   Chris Lawrence
LW 5   Darius Boyd
SO 6   Darren Lockyer (c)
SH 7   Johnathan Thurston
PR 8   Paul Gallen
HK 9   Cameron Smith
PR 10   Matthew Scott
SR 11   Luke Lewis
SR 12   Sam Thaiday
LF 13   Anthony Watmough
Substitutions:
BE 14   Cooper Cronk
BE 15   Keith Galloway
BE 16   David Shillington
BE 17   Tony Williams
Coach:
  Tim Sheens
FB 1   Kevin Locke
RW 2   Kalifa Faifai Loa
RC 3   Lewis Brown
LC 4   Gerard Beale
LW 5   Jason Nightingale
FE 6   Benji Marshall (c)
HB 7   Kieran Foran
PR 8   Russell Packer
HK 9   Nathan Fien
PR 10   Sam McKendry
SR 11   Alex Glenn
SR 12   Simon Mannering
LK 13   Jeremy Smith
Substitutions:
BE 14   Issac Luke
BE 15   Fuifui Moimoi
BE 16   Sika Manu
BE 17   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Coach:
  Stephen Kearney

France vs EnglandEdit

21 October 2011
8:45pm (CET)
France   18–32   England
Tries
Elima (17') 1
Pelissier (71') 1
Duport (74') 1
Goals
Bosc (17', 71', 74') 3/3
Match details Tries
2 (34', 50') Briscoe
1 (2') Hall
1 (30') Yeaman
1 (39') Roby
1 (68') Reed
Goals
4/6 (30', 39', 50', 68') Sinfield
Parc des Sports, Avignon, France
Attendance: 16,866
Referee: Matt Cecchin
FB 1   Cyril Stacul
RW 2   Vincent Duport
RC 3   Jean-Philippe Baile
LC 4   Mathias Pala
LW 5   Frédéric Vaccari
SO 6   Thomas Bosc
SH 7   Dane Chisholm
PR 8   David Ferriol
HK 9   Gregory Mounis
PR 10   Remi Casty
SR 11   Olivier Elima (c)
SR 12   Cyril Gossard
LF 13   Jason Baitieri
Substitutions:
BE 14   Eloi Pelissier
BE 15   Jamal Fakir
BE 16   Sebastien Raguin
BE 17   Mickaël Simon
Coach:
  Bobbie Goulding
FB 1   Sam Tomkins
RW 2   Ryan Hall
RC 3   Jack Reed
LC 4   Kirk Yeaman
LW 5   Tom Briscoe
SO 6   Kevin Sinfield
SH 7   Rangi Chase
PR 8   Jamie Peacock (c)
HK 9   James Roby
PR 10   James Graham
SR 11   Gareth Ellis
SR 12   Ben Westwood
LF 13   Chris Heighington
Substitutions:
BE 14   Gareth Widdop
BE 15   Adrian Morley
BE 16   Jamie Jones-Buchanan
BE 17   Jon Wilkin
Coach:
  Steve McNamara

Wales vs IrelandEdit

22 October 2011
6:00pm (GMT)
Wales   30–6   Ireland
Tries:
Gay (2') 1
Roets (27') 1
Frizell (30') 1
Lennon (42') 1
Kear (45') 1
James (70') 1
Goals:
Webster (27', 42', 70') 3/5
White 0/1
Match Details Tries:
1 (77') Bergin
Goals:
1/1 (77') Finn
The Gnoll, Neath, Wales
Attendance: 2,265
Referee: Thierry Alibert

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