2015 Women's Rugby Super Series

The inaugural 2015 Women's Rugby Super Series was an international women's rugby union competition contested by World Cup holders England, runners-up Canada, New Zealand and the United States.[1]

2015 Women's Rugby
Super Series
Countries Canada
 England
 New Zealand
 United States
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up England
Matches played6
Tries scored45
(average 7.5 per match)
Top point scorerNew Zealand Kendra Cocksedge (26)
Top try scorerNew Zealand Honey Hireme (5)
United States Jessica Wooden (5)

The Super Series succeeded the Nations Cup, another international tournament organized jointly by the United States, England and Canada with rotating host locations. Guest teams from other nations also took part, most recently South Africa. Canada took home the last Nations Cup beating England and ending their 17-game winning streak. The format changed with a round-robin tournament now being played over three days in three locations, Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton.[2]

The tournament winners were New Zealand, with runners-up England, the United States third and finally Canada.

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 113 43 +70 14
2   England 3 2 0 1 61 53 +8 9
3   United States 3 1 0 2 63 114 -51 5
4   Canada 3 0 0 3 64 91 -27 3

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.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Day oneEdit

Test no. 1113
27 June 2015
United States   13–39   England Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, Alberta
Referee: Sherry Trumbull (Canada)[3]





Team:
FB 15 Jessica Wooden
RW 14 Kelsi Stockert
OC 13 Jane Paar
IC 12 Jenn Sever
LW 11 Cheta Emba
FH 10 Kimber Rozier
SH 9 Deven Owsiany
N8 8 Jordan Gray
OF 7 Elizabeth Cairns
BF 6 Laura Miller
RL 5 Alycia Washington
LL 4 Stacey Bridges
TP 3 Hope Rogers
HK 2 Katy Augustyn
LP 1 Sarah Chobot (C)
Replacements:
HK 16 Sam Pankey
PR 17 Baylee Annis
PR 18 Catie Benson
LK 19 Molly Kinsella
FL 20 Sara Parsons
SH 21 Jennifer Lui
FH 22 Lauren Rhode
WG 23 Nicole Heavirland
Coach:
  Pete Steinberg
Team:
FB 15 Sarah McKenna
RW 14 Kay Wilson
OC 13 Amber Reed
IC 12 Ceri Large
LW 11 Katie Mason
FH 10 Emily Scott
SH 9 Bianca Blackburn
N8 8 Sarah Hunter (C)
OF 7 Marlie Packer
BF 6 Hannah Gallagher
RL 5 Abbie Scott
LL 4 Rowena Burnfield
TP 3 Laura Keates
HK 2 Amy Cokayne
LP 1 Vicky Cornborough
Replacements:
HK 16 Rochelle Clark
PR 17 Lark Davies
PR 18 Justine Lucas
LK 19 Tamara Taylor
FL 20 Alex Matthews
SH 21 Leanne Riley
FH 22 Emily Scarratt
WG 23 Rachel Lund
Coach:
  Simon Middleton

Assistant referees:
Rose Labreche (Canada)[3]
Robin Kaluzniak (Canada)[3]

Test no. 1114
27 June 2015
Canada   22–40   New Zealand Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, Alberta
Referee: Leah Berard (USA Rugby)[3]





Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  François Ratier
Team:
FB 15 Selica Winiata
RW 14 Honey Hireme
OC 13 Stacey Waaka
IC 12 Chelsea Alley
LW 11 Renee Wickcliffe
FH 10 Victoria Subritzki-Nafatali
SH 9 Kendra Cocksedge
N8 8 Linda Itunu
OF 7 Justine Lavea
BF 6 Charlene Halapua
RL 5 Charmaine Smith
LL 4 Eloise Blackwell
TP 3 Aleisha Nelson
HK 2 Fiao'o Fa'amausili (C)
LP 1 Toka Natua
Replacements:
HK 16 Teresa Te Tamaki  
PR 17 Aldora Itunu
PR 18 Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate
LK 19 Angie Sisifa
FL 20 Lesley Ketu
SH 21 Emma Jensen
FH 22 Kiritapu Demant
WG 23 Janna Vaughan
Coach:
  Glenn Moore

Assistant referees:
  Marie Lematte (France)[3]
  David Crisp (Canada)[3]


Day twoEdit

Test no. 1115
1 July 2015
New Zealand   26–7   England Red Deer Titans Rugby Park, Red Deer, Alberta
Referee: Sherry Trumbull (Canada)[4]





Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Glenn Moore
Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Simon Middleton

Assistant referees:
Leah Berard (United States)[4]
Robin Kaluzniak (Canada)[4]

Test no. 1116
1 July 2015
Canada   28–36   United States Red Deer Titans Rugby Park, Red Deer, Alberta
Referee: Marie Lematte (France)[4]





Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  François Ratier
Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Pete Steinberg

Assistant referees:
Rose Labreche (Canada)[4]
Doug Hamre (Canada)[4]


Day threeEdit

Test no. 1117
5 July 2015
New Zealand   47–14   United States Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton, Alberta
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)[4]





Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Glenn Moore
Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Pete Steinberg

Assistant referees:
Sherry Trumbull (Canada)[4]
Doug Hamre (Canada)[4]

Test no. 1118
5 July 2015
Canada   14–15   England Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton, Alberta
Referee: Leah Berard (United States)[4]





Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  François Ratier
Team:
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10 (C)
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1
Replacements:
HK 16  
PR 17
PR 18
LK 19
FL 20
SH 21
FH 22
WG 23
Coach:
  Simon Middleton

Assistant referees:
Marie Lematte (France)[4]
David Crisp (Canada)[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Super Series set to kick off new era". 26 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ Young, Wendy (June 22, 2015). "Super Series Women's Int'l Rugby - USA, Canada, New Zealand & England". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Referees to 29 June 2015". 23 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)[permanent dead link]}
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Referees to 5 July 2015". 30 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)[permanent dead link]
Preceded by Super Series
2015
  New Zealand
Succeeded by