2011 end-of-year women's rugby union tests

The 2011 end of year women's rugby tests was a series of women's rugby union matches. New Zealand toured the Northern Hemisphere, according to a three-year international test agreement signed between RFU and NZRU in August 2011: England would host three tests in the autumn of 2011 and 2012 before heading to New Zealand for three further matches in June 2013, just a year before the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.[1][2]

Before competing with the world champions New Zealand, England played against France twice: the first game wasn't an uncapped match, while the second was a full international test.[3] France also contested a game with Italy.[4][5]

Scotland travelled to Amsterdam to take on the Netherlands after finishing last at this year's Six Nations.[6][7]

That was the largest round of autumn women's rugby internationals ever seen in the game at this time of year, especially in Europe.[8]

France vs ItalyEdit

Test no. 908
29 October 2011
France   37 - 0   Italy Stade des Arboras, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Referee: Christine Bigaran (France)
Tries: Chloé Pelle 12'
Marine De Nadaï 28'
Laëtitia Salles 38'
Laure Rodriguez 47'
Marjorie Mayans 72'
Cyrielle Bouisset 80’
Cons: Jessy Trémoulière 28', 38'
Pen: Sandrine Agricole 18'


FRANCE:
FB 15 Clémence Rousseau
RW 14 Läurelin Fourcade
OC 13 Audrey Annastassiadis   65'
IC 12 Sandrine Agricole
LW 11 Chloé Pelle
FH 10 Jessy Trémoulière   60'
SH 9 Marie-Alice Yahé (C)   50'
N8 8 Sandra Rabier   55'
OF 7 Amandine Chatelier
BF 6 Laure Rodriguez
RL 5 Marine De Nadaï   55'
LL 4 Elodie Mert
TP 3 Emeline Dupont   60'
HK 2 Laëtitia Salles   65'
LP 1 Lise Arricastre   26'   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gaëlle Mignot   65'
PR 17 Christelle Chobet   26'   40'   60'
LK 18 Cyrielle Bouisset   55'
FL 19 Claire Canal   55'
CE 20 Marjorie Mayans   65'
FH 21 Aurélie Bailon   60'
SH 22 Jennifer Troncy   50'
Coach:
  Christian Galonnier
ITALY:
FB 15 Manuela Furlan
RW 14 Sofia Stefan   41'
OC 13 Maria Grazia Cioffi
IC 12 Samantha Pagli   41'
LW 11 Sara Barattin
FH 10 Veronica Schiavon (C)
SH 9 Vanessa Chindamo   41'
N8 8 Flavia Severin
OF 7 Cecilia Zublena   41'
BF 6 Elisa Giordano   41'
RL 5 Valentina Ruzza   41'
LL 4 Sara Pettinelli
TP 3 Germana Raponi   41'   75'
HK 2 Debora Ballarini
LP 1 Anita Nespoli   75'
Replacements:
PR 16 Lucia Gai   41'
LK 17 Alice Trevisan   41'
FL 18 Maria Chiara Nespoli   41'
FL 19 Cristina Molic   41'
FH 20 Michela Tondinelli   41'
CE 21 Elisa Rochas   41'
CE 22 Paola Zangirolami   41'
Coach:
  Andrea Di Giandomenico


Assistant referees:
n/a
n/a
Assessor:
n/a


France vs England (unofficial)Edit

Test no. -
2 November 2011
France   14 - 5   England Stade Jean Bouin, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône
Referee: Eric Lavit (France)
Tries: Assa Koïta 64'
Penalty try 73'
Cons: Jessy Trémoulière 64', 73'
Try: Lydia Thompson 46'


FRANCE:
FB 15 Jessy Trémoulière
RW 14 Anaïs Poirot   55'
OC 13 Laura Di Muzio
IC 12 Audrey Annastassiadis   41'
LW 11 Dioni Aguerre
FH 10 Aurélie Bailon
SH 9 Jennifer Troncy (C)   65'
N8 8 Audrey Forlani
OF 7 Manon André
BF 6 Claire Canal   45'
RL 5 Assa Koïta
LL 4 Elodie Mert   57'
TP 3 Elodie Portaries   45'
HK 2 Gaëlle Mignot
LP 1 Hélène Ezanno   41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lise Arricastre   41'
PR 17 Emeline Dupont   45'
LK 18 Cyrielle Bouisset   57'
FL 19 Sandra Rabier   45'
WG 20 Chloé Pelle   55'
CE 21 Marjorie Mayans   41'
SH 22 Marie-Alice Yahé   65'
Coach:
  Christian Galonnier
ENGLAND:
FB 15 Kay Wilson
RW 14 Katherine Merchant
OC 13 Michaela Staniford
IC 12 Kimberley Oliver   41'
LW 11 Lydia Thompson   65' to 75'
FH 10 Ceri Large
SH 9 Natasha Hunt   41'
N8 8 Sarah Hunter (C)   41'
OF 7 Hannah Gallagher
BF 6 Alexandra Matthews   41'
RL 5 Rowena Burnfiled
LL 4 Harriet Millar-Mills
TP 3 Rosemarie Crowley
HK 2 Amy Turner   41'
LP 1 Rochelle Clark   41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Victoria Fleetwood   41'
PR 17 Laura Keates   41'
LK 18 Tamara Taylor   41'
FL 19 Isabelle Noel-Smith   41'
SH 20 Rose Jay   41'
FH 21 Sarah McKenna   41'
CE 22 Emily Scarratt
Coach:
  Gary Street


Assistant referees:
Hugo Joly (France)
Frédéric Saunier (France)
Assessor:
n/a


France vs EnglandEdit

Test no. 909
5 November 2011
France   16 - 15   England Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Châteaurenard, Bouches-du-Rhône
Referee: n/a
Try: Läurelin Fourcade 68'
Con: Aurélie Bailon 68'
Pens: Aurélie Bailon 11', 26', 52'
Tries: Alexandra Matthews 4'
Michaela Staniford 45'
Con: Emily Scarratt 4'
Pen: Emily Scarratt 56'


FRANCE:
FB 15 Jessy Trémoulière
RW 14 Läurelin Fourcade
OC 13 Marjorie Mayans
IC 12 Laura Di Muzio   50'
LW 11 Dioni Aguerre   72'
FH 10 Aurélie Bailon
SH 9 Marie-Alice Yahé (C)   65'
N8 8 Claire Canal
OF 7 Laure Rodriguez   41'
BF 6 Amandine Chatelier
RL 5 Cyrielle Bouisset
LL 4 Marine De Nadaï   65'
TP 3 Christelle Chobet
HK 2 Laëtitia Salles   55'
LP 1 Hélène Ezanno   33'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gaëlle Mignot   55'
PR 17 Elodie Portaries   33'
LK 18 Assa Koïta   65'
FL 19 Audrey Forlani   41'
SH 20 Jennifer Troncy   65'
CE 21 Sandrine Agricole   50'
WG 22 Chloé Pelle   72'
Coach:
  Christian Galonnier
ENGLAND:
FB 15 Kay Wilson
RW 14 Katherine Merchant
OC 13 Georgina Roberts   72'
IC 12 Emily Scarratt
LW 11 Michaela Staniford
FH 10 Kimberley Oliver
SH 9 La Toya Mason   41'
N8 8 Sarah Hunter (C)
OF 7 Marlie Packer   59'
BF 6 Alexandra Matthews   59'
RL 5 Rowena Burnfield   72'
LL 4 Tamara Taylor
TP 3 Laura Keates   55'
HK 2 Victoria Fleetwood   41'
LP 1 Rochelle Clark
Replacements:
HK 16 Amy Turner   41'
PR 17 Rosemary Crowley   55'
LK 18 Harriet Millar-Mills   72'
FL 19 Hannah Gallagher   59'
FL 20 Isabelle Noel-Smith   59'
SH 21 Natasha Hunt   41'
FH 22 Ceri Large   72'
Coach:
  Gary Street


Assistant referees:
n/a
n/a
Assessor:
n/a


Netherlands vs ScotlandEdit

Test no. 910
6 November 2011
Netherlands   10 - 33   Scotland Sportpark De Eendracht, Amsterdam
Referee: Clare Daniels (England)
Tries: Yasmin Gunner 14'
xandra benthem de grave 80'
Tries: Sarah Dixon 3'
Stephanie Johnston 19', 44'
Lauren Harris 30', 51'
Con: Caroline Collie 30'
Pens: Caroline Collie 14', 36'


NETHERLANDS:
FB 15 Elisabeth Geertsema
RW 14 Alexia Mavroudis
OC 13 Lyske Vand der Brug
IC 12 Carin Van der Heiden   41'
LW 11 Fenna Stomps   41'
FH 10 Anita Clarke
SH 9 Giselle Kleinen
N8 8 Shereza Pool
OF 7 Yasmin Gunner
BF 6 Yael Belder   64'
RL 5 Asia Udding
LL 4 Selina Tukker   41'
TP 3 Sylke Haverkorn
HK 2 Eva Van Asseldonk   41'
LP 1 Xandra Benthem de Grave (C)
Replacements:
HK 16 Hadewijch Van Hilten   41'
PR 17 Nicole Misseldine
LK 18 Sarah Toll   41'
FL 19 Maaike Loth   64'
CE 20 Roos Van Beurden   41'
WG 21 Mae-Ling Stuyt   41'
FB 22 Irith Lely
Coach:
  Yvonne Bouman
SCOTLAND:
FB 15 Stephanie Johnston
RW 14 Lauren Harris   68'
OC 13 Caroline Collie   58'
IC 12 Laura Steven
LW 11 Sarah Dixon
FH 10 Lisa Scott-Ritchie
SH 9 Sarah Sexton
N8 8 Lindsay Wheeler
OF 7 Ruth Slaven   72'
BF 6 Charlotte Veale   52'
RL 5 Anna Swan
LL 4 Katherine Muir   52'
TP 3 Tracy Balmer (C)
HK 2 Sarah Quick   68'
LP 1 Heather Lockhart   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Alison MacDonald   68'
PR 17 Suzanne McKerlie-Hex   60'
LK 18 Jemma Forsyth   52'
FL 19 Lana Skeldon   52'
FL 20 Therese Forsberg   72'
CE 21 Katy Green   58'
WG 22 Megan Gaffney   68'
Coach:
  Karen Findlay


Assistant referees:
Gert Visser (Netherlands)
Darron Wadey (Netherlands)
Assessor:
Thomas Muldoon (Netherlands)

England vs New Zealand (1st match)Edit

Test no. 917
26 November 2011
England   10 - 0   New Zealand Twickenham, London
Referee: Steve Lee (England)
Try: Margaret Alphonsi 30'
Con: Katy McLean 30'
Drop: Katy McLean 58'


ENGLAND:
FB 15 Danielle Waterman   47'
RW 14 Katherine Merchant
OC 13 Emily Scarratt
IC 12 Kimberley Oliver   51'
LW 11 Michaela Staniford
FH 10 Katy McLean (C)
SH 9 La Toya Mason   55'
N8 8 Sarah Hunter
OF 7 Margaret Alphonsi   58'
BF 6 Rebecca Essex   58'
RL 5 Tamara Taylor
LL 4 Rowena Burnfield
TP 3 Sophie Hemming
HK 2 Victoria Fleetwood   55'
LP 1 Rochelle Clark   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Amy Turner   55'
PR 17 Laura Keates   55'
FL 18 Marlie Packer   58'
FL 19 Alexandra Matthews   78'
SH 20 Natasha Hunt   55'
CE 21 Rachael Burford   51'
FB 22 Kay Wilson   47'
Coach:
  Gary Street
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Victoria Grant (C)   ??'
RW 14 Shakira Baker
OC 13 Kelly Brazier
IC 12 Amiria Rule
LW 11 Renee Wickliffe
FH 10 Rebecca Mahoney   ??'
SH 9 Emma Jensen   ??'
N8 8 Casey Robertson
OF 7 Justine Lavea
BF 6 Amanda Murphy   ??'
RL 5 Eloise Blackwell   ??'
LL 4 Vita Robinson
TP 3 Melodie Bosman
HK 2 Fiao'o Fa'amausili
LP 1 Kathleen Wilton   ??'
Replacements:
HK 16 Karina Penetito
PR 17 Doris Taufateau   ??'
LK 18 Rawinia Everitt   ??'
FL 19 Aroha Savage   ??'
SH 20 Kendra Cocksedge   ??'
CE 21 Teresa Te Tamaki   ??'
FB 22 Hazel Tubic   ??'
Coach:
  Grant Hansen


Assistant referees:
Clare Daniels (England)
Darryl Chapman (England)
Assessor:
Bob Ockenden (England)

England vs New Zealand (2nd match)Edit

Test no. 918
29 November 2011
England   21 - 7   New Zealand Molesey Road, Esher, Surrey
Referee: Philip Davies (England)
Tries: Georgina Roberts 9'
Katy McLean 47'
Victoria Fleetwood 68'
Pens: Katy McLean 2', 36'
Try: Justine Lavea 21'
Con: Kelly Brazier 21'


ENGLAND:
FB 15 Kay Wilson
RW 14 Georgina Roberts   52'
OC 13 Rachael Burford
IC 12 Kimberley Oliver   57' to 67'
LW 11 Michaela Staniford   69'
FH 10 Katy McLean (C)
SH 9 Natasha Hunt   75' to +80'
N8 8 Alexandra Matthews
OF 7 Marlie Packer
BF 6 Hannah Gallagher   60'
RL 5 Tamara Taylor
LL 4 Rebecca Essex   57'
TP 3 Laura Keates   64'
HK 2 Amy Turner   52'
LP 1 Claire Purdy
Replacements:
HK 16 Victoria Fleetwood   52'
PR 17 Sophie Hemming   64'
LK 18 Rowena Burnfield   57'
FL 19 Margaret Alphonsi   60'
SH 20 La Toya Mason
CE 21 Emily Scarratt   69'
WG 22 Katherine Merchant   52'
Coach:
  Gary Street
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Kelly Brazier
RW 14 Katarina Whata-Simpkins
OC 13 Shakira Baker
IC 12 Amiria Rule   53'
LW 11 Renee Wickliffe
FH 10 Rebecca Mahoney   56'
SH 9 Kendra Cocksedge   66'
N8 8 Casey Robertson (C)
OF 7 Justine Lavea
BF 6 Lydia Crossman   58'
RL 5 Kalani Matapo   46'
LL 4 Vita Robinson   35' to 45'
TP 3 Melodie Bosman   48'
HK 2 Karina Penetito
LP 1 Kathleen Wilton   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephanie TeOhaere-Fox   48'
PR 17 Muteremoana Aiatu   60'
LK 18 Eloise Blackwell   46'
FL 19 Aroha Savage   58'
SH 20 Emma Jensen   66'
CE 21 Teresa Te Tamaki   53'
FB 22 Hazel Tubic   56'
Coach:
  Grant Hansen


Assistant referees:
Paul Kimber (England)
Ken Morgan (England)
Assessor:
David Warren (England)


England vs New Zealand (3rd match)Edit

Test no. 919
3 December 2011
England   8 - 8   New Zealand Molesey Road, Esher, Surrey
Referee: Ross Campbell (England)
Try: Natasha Hunt 51'
Pen: Katy McLean 6'
Try: Renee Wickcliffe 12'
Pen: Kelly Brazier 33'
ENGLAND:
FB 15 Emily Scarratt
RW 14 Katherine Merchant
OC 13 Rachael Burford
IC 12 Alice Richardson   30'
LW 11 Kay Wilson
FH 10 Katy McLean (C)
SH 9 La Toya Mason   41'
N8 8 Sarah Hunter
OF 7 Margaret Alphonsi
BF 6 Alexandra Matthews   41'
RL 5 Tamara Taylor
LL 4 Rebecca Essex   63'
TP 3 Sophie Hemming
HK 2 Amy Turner   41'
LP 1 Claire Purdy   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Victoria Fleetwood   41'
PR 17 Laura Keates   48'
LK 18 Rowena Burnfield   63'
FL 19 Marlie Packer   41'
SH 20 Natasha Hunt   41'
21 Kimberley Oliver   30'
22 Georgina Roberts
Coach:
  Gary Street
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Hazel Tubic   27' to 37'
RW 14 Victoria Grant (C)
OC 13 Shakira Baker   41'
IC 12 Teresa Te Tamaki
LW 11 Renee Wickliffe
FH 10 Kelly Brazier
SH 9 Kendra Cocksedge   60'
N8 8 Casey Robertson
OF 7 Justine Lavea
BF 6 Lydia Crossman   45' to 55'   68'
RL 5 Eloise Blackwell
LL 4 Vita Robinson   68'
TP 3 Stephanie TeOhaere-Fox
HK 2 Karina Penetito
LP 1 Kathleen Wilton
Replacements:
PR 16 Doris Taufateau
HK 17 Muteremoana Aiatu
LK 18 Amanda Murphy   68'
FL 19 Rawinia Everitt   68'
SH 20 Emma Jensen   60'
FH 21 Rebecca Mahoney   41'
WG 22 Katarina Whata-Simpkins
Coach:
  Grant Hansen


Assistant referees:
Ed Turnill (England)
Peter Crouch (England)
Assessor:
Geoff Blackburn (England)

NotesEdit

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  2. ^ "Exciting new era for Black Ferns". 3 August 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "England Women squad announced for France matches". 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "La France pour la tournée d'automne" (in French). 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Italdonne: il XV per la sfida alla Francia" (in Italian). 1 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Scotland Women v Netherlands Women - Update". 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  7. ^ "RUGBYdag in Amsterdam" (in Dutch). 27 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  8. ^ John Birch (29 October 2011). "Largest ever round of autumn internationals kicks off". Retrieved 5 January 2012.