2010 IRB Nations Cup

2010 IRB Nations Cup

2010 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Argentina Argentina Jaguars
 Georgia
 Italy A
 Namibia
 Romania
 Scotland A
Tournament format(s) Modified Round-robin
Date 11 – 20 June 2010
Tournament statistics
Teams 6
Matches played 9
Attendance 0 (0 per match)
Tries scored 25 (2.78 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Luciano Orquera (Italy A)
(55 points)
Top try scorer(s) Cătălin Fercu (Romania)
Bryan Rennie (Scotland A)
Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina Jaguars)
(2 tries)
Final
Champions  Namibia (1st title)
Runner-up  Romania
Official website IRB Nations Cup
2009 (Previous) (Next) 2011

The 2010 IRB Nations Cup was the fifth edition of the international rugby union tournament, a competition created by the International Rugby Board. It pits the "A" Teams of the stronger (Tier 1) rugby nations (Argentina Jaguars, Italy A and Scotland A) against some of the Tier 2 and 3 nations (Romania, Namibia and Georgia).[1]

For the fourth consecutive year the event was held in Bucharest, Romania. Scotland A returned to defend their title, but Namibia were the overall winners of the tournament.

The competition format was a modified round-robin whereby each team played 3 of the other 5 teams. The competition was played over three match days, with three matches played consecutively on each day.

Final standings

2009 IRB Nations Cup
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1  Namibia 3 3 0 0 65 53 +12 7 5 0 0 12
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 68 51 +17 4 4 0 1 9
3  Italy A 3 2 0 1 65 50 +15 2 4 0 1 9
4 Argentina Argentina Jaguars 3 1 0 2 61 59 +2 5 2 0 1 5
5  Georgia 3 1 0 2 41 63 -22 2 4 0 1 5
6  Scotland A 3 0 0 3 54 78 -24 5 6 0 2 2
Source : irb.com

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures

Round 1

IRB Reports

11 June 2010
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Namibia  21 – 17  Romania
Try: de la Harpe 44' c
Winkler 80' m
Con: Botha (1/2)
Pen: Bock (0/2)
Botha (3/4) 38', 58', 63'
Stats Try: Fercu 16' c
Maris 78' c
Con: Dumbravă (2/2)
Pen: Dumbravă (1/2) 56'
Drop: Dumbravă (0/1)
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: United States Aruna Ranaweera

11 June 2010
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Argentina Jaguars Argentina 20 – 22  Italy A
Try: Agulla 10' c
Imhoff 35' c
Con: Iglesias (2/2)
Pen: Iglesias (2/2) 42', 58'
Sanchez (0/1)
Drop: Tuculet (0/1)
Rosati (0/1)
Stats Try: Barbieri 80' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (5/6) 5', 16', 30', 50', 70'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: Canada Bryan Arciero

11 June 2010
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Scotland A Scotland 21 – 22  Georgia
Try: Robertson 3' c
Fusaro 77' m
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Blair (0/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 16', 21'
Blair (1/1) 64'
Drop: Blair (0/1)
Stats Try: Sutiashvili 42' c
Con: Kiasashvili (1/1)
Pen: Kiasashvili (5/5) 39', 42', 49', 61', 70'
Drop: Kiasashvili (0/1)

Round 2

IRB Reports

15 June 2010
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Italy A Italy 21 – 3  Georgia
Pen: Orquera (7/8) 7', 10', 34', 38', 47', 49', 59'
Stats Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/3) 53'
Drop: Kvirikashvili (0/1)
Urjukashvili (0/1)

15 June 2010
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Scotland A Scotland 20 – 23  Namibia
Try: Rennie 14' c
Laidlaw 73' c
Con: Blair (1/1)
Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Blair (2/3) 6', 26'
Stats Try: Jantjies 25' m
Esterhuizen 49' c
du Plessis 58' m
Con: Botha (1/3) 22', 43'
Pen: Botha (2/2) 22', 43'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: Canada Bryan Arciero

15 June 2010
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Romania  24 – 8 Argentina Argentina Jaguars
Pen: Dumbravă (5/6) 12', 16', 28', 33', 37'
Vlaicu (2/3) 44', 69'
Drop: Dumbravă (0/1)
Stats Try: Cuneo 10' m
Con: Rosati (0/1)
Pen: Rosati (1/2) 21'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: Scotland Neil Paterson

Round 3

IRB Reports

20 June 2010
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Georgia  16 – 21  Namibia
Try: Kolelishvili 23' c
Con: Urjukashvili (1/1)
Pen: Urjukashvili (3/3) 5', 14', 63'
Stats Try: Koll 56' m
Botha 73' c
Con: Botha (0/1)
Jantjies (1/1)
Pen: Botha (3/4) 43', 45', 70'
Jantjies (0/1)
Drop: Walters (0/1)
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: Scotland Neil Paterson

20 June 2010
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Argentina Jaguars Argentina 33 – 13  Scotland A
Try: Tuculet (2) 20' m, 52' c
Con: Iglesias (1/2)
Pen: Iglesias (5/7) 2', 30', 35', 50', 73'
Sanchez (2/2) 78', 80'
Drop: Iglesias (0/1)
Stats Try: Rennie 9' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 37', 63'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: United States Aruna Ranaweera

20 June 2010
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Italy A Italy 22 – 27  Romania
Try: Sgarbi 18' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (5/6) 1', 12', 39', 63', 77'
Stats Try: Popescu 2' m
Fercu 73' c
Con: Dumbravă (1/2)
Pen: Dumbravă (5/6) 9', 30', 40', 42', 71'
Vlaicu (0/1)
Drop: Dumbravă (0/1)

Top scorers

See also

References

External links

  • IRB Overview
  • IRB Fixtures/Results
  • IRB Standings