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2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying

Of the fourteen teams that will participate in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, only two are not automatic inclusions, so must win qualifying matches to enter the tournament, which is to be held in Wales and England.[1] Originally around twenty teams were to be involved in qualification for the tournament,[2] but this was eventually fixed at nineteen.

Qualified teams

Pacific

Seven teams from the Pacific qualified for the World Cup. All of these teams were granted automatic qualification.

Europe

Six teams from Europe qualified; five teams automatically, with the sixth going to Italy, the winner of the European qualifying group.

Atlantic

One team from the Atlantic region qualified for the world cup.

Regional qualifiers

Atlantic

The Atlantic qualifying group involved the USA, Jamaica and South Africa.

The Atlantic qualifiers were held at Campbell's Field, New Jersey.[3] USA won the group and qualified for the World Cup.[4][5]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
23x15px United States 2 2 0 0 0 80 8 +72 0 4
Template:Country data Jamaica 2 1 0 1 0 24 46 −22 0 2
23x15px South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 10 60 −50 0 0
15 October 2011
United States 23x15px 40–4 23x15px South Africa
Tries: Taylor (2), Cunz (2), Cantoni, Taufa, D Howard, Stevens
Conv: Joseph Paulo (4)
(Report) Try: Fritz
Conv:

19 October 2011
South Africa 23x15px 6–20 Template:Country data Jamaica
Tries: Prinsloo
Conv: Van der Nest
(Report) Try: Reittie (2), White, Grant
Conv: Coleman (2)

23 October 2011
Template:Country data Jamaica 4–40 23x15px United States
Tries: Hanson
Conv:
(Report) Tries: S Howard, Marando, Stevens, Cantoni, Miles, D Howard, Offerdahl
Conv: Joseph Paulo (6)

Coached by Matt Elliott,[6] the Tomahawks were leading 6–4 at half time and then shut out the Rugby Reggae Boys for the rest of the game finishing with a total of seven tries to gain a place in their first World Cup tournament.[7]

Europe

The European qualifying group involved Russia, Italy, Serbia and Lebanon.[8] Both Italy and Lebanon remained unbeaten, recording two wins and a draw each. However, Italy topped the group as a result of points difference and therefore qualified for the World Cup.[4]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
23x15px Italy 3 2 1 0 163 31 +132 5
23x15px Lebanon 3 2 1 0 147 23 +124 5
23x15px Russia 3 1 0 2 42 152 −110 2
23x15px Serbia 3 0 0 3 38 184 −146 0
15 October 2011
Italy 23x15px 92–6 23x15px Russia
Tries: Mantellato (2), D. Nasso (2), Falcone (2), Ghietti (2), Parrata, Sands, Ciraldo, Riethmuller, Vicelich, Quitadamo, R.Nasso, Lennarduzzi
Conv: Mantellato (14)
(Report) Try: Nikolaev
Conv: Lysokon

16 October 2011
Lebanon 23x15px 96–4 23x15px Serbia
Tries: Clark (3), Saleh (3), Barakat (3), Nye (2), Boustani (2), Deeb, Kassis, Adham El Zabedieh, Adnan El Zabedieh
Conv: Couri (13), Ballout
(Report) Try: Nedic

22 October 2011
Russia 23x15px 0–32 23x15px Lebanon
(Report) Tries: Barakat (2), Azzi, Kassis, Adham El Zabedieh, Nye
Conv: Couri (3), Boustani

23 October 2011
Serbia 23x15px 6–52 23x15px Italy
Try: Pesic
Conv: Nedic
(Report) Tries: Minichiello (3), Lenarduzzi (2), Mantellato, Riethmuller, Parrata, D. Nasso
Conv: Mantellato (8)

29 October 2011
Serbia 23x15px 28–36 23x15px Russia
Tries: Pesic, Nedic, Susnjara, Radan, Novakovic
Conv: Nedic (4)
(Report) Tries: Botnarash (3), Volkov, Esin, Ososkov
Conv: Lysokon (6)

29 October 2011
Italy 23x15px 19–19 23x15px Lebanon
Tries: Falcone, Stewart, Mantellato
Conv: Mantellato (3)
DG: Ghietti
(Report) Tries: El Zabedieh, Moujalli, Boustani
Conv: Couri (3)
DG: Couri

Coached by Carlo Napolitano and captained by Anthony Minichiello, Italy's draw with Lebanon was enough for them to gain the 14th and final place in the 2013 World Cup.[9]

Squads

Europe

Italy

The Italy squad as of 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
23x15px Harlequins RL File:Quinscolours.svg Craig Gower
23x15px Grifons Padova File:Italy colours.svg Matthew Sands, Giacomo Simioni
23x15px Lézignan Sangliers File:LezignanRLcolours.PNG Christophe Calegari
23x15px Manly Sea Eagles File:Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Vic Mauro
23x15px Monto File:Australian colours.svg Dom Nasso
23x15px Mount Isa File:Australian colours.svg Matt Parrata
23x15px Newcastle Knights File:Newcastle colours.svg Cameron Ciraldo
23x15px Northern Pride RLFC File:Northern Pride colours.png Ryan Ghetti
23x15px North Queensland Cowboys File:North Queensland colours.svg Joel Riethmuller
23x15px North Sydney Bears File:North Sydney colours.svg Alex Ranieri
23x15px Saint-Gaudens Bears File:France colours.svg Jean Christophe Borlin
23x15px St Patricks Blacktown File:Australian colours.svg Ryan Tramonte
23x15px Sydney Roosters File:Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Anthony Minichiello (C)
23x15px Villefranche de Rouergue File:France colours.svg Ray Nasso, Cederic Prizzon
23x15px Wentworth File:Australian colours.svg Ben Falcone
23x15px Western Suburbs Magpies File:Western Suburbs colours.svg Rocky Trimarchi, Rhys Lennarduzzi
23x15px Windsor Wolves File:Australian colours.svg Ben Stewart
23x15px XIII del Ducato File:Italy colours.svg Juan Pablo Carrara, Fabrizio Ciaurro, Thomas Covati, Giovanni Franchi, Romain Pavoni, Dean Vicelich, Santiago Monteagudo, Rob Quitadamo
23x15px Wyong File:Australian colours.svg Josh Mantellato
23x15px West Bowling File:England colours.svg Jonathan Marcinzack

Lebanon

The Lebanon squad as at 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
23x15px Balamand Allen Soultan, Samer Nehme
23x15px Cabramatta Two Blues Nick Kassis
23x15px Canterbury Bulldogs Steve Azzi
23x15px Cronulla Sharks Jon Mannah
23x15px Jounieh RLFC Youssef El Helou
23x15px Kingsgrove colts Kamel Ahmed
23x15px Immortals RLFC Ibrahim Ballout, Robin Hachache, Rudy Hachache, Walid Yassine
23x15px Manly Sea Eagles Ray Moujalli
23x15px Mounties George Azzi, Adham El Zabedieh, Adnan El Zabedieh
23x15px Narrabeen Charlie Farah
23x15px Newtown Jets Jamie Clark, Khalid Deeb, Ahmad Ellaz
23x15px St John’s Eagles Danny Barakat, Daniel Chiha, Nadim Couri, Ali Kourouche, Chris Saab, Adnan Saleh
23x15px Wentworthville Magpies Cliff Nye, James Boustani
23x15px Wolves RLFC Monir Finan, Ray Finan, Nemer Saliba

Russia

The Russia squad as at 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
23x15px Dinamo Andrey Zdobnikov
23x15px Nevskaya Zastava Grigory Esin
23x15px RBK Valentin Baskakov, Artyom Grigoryan, Ruslan Izmaylov, Sergey Matveev, Denis Nikolskiy, Vladimir Odnosumov
23x15px Storm Igor Chuprin, Vadim Fedchuk, Vladimir Gotsulyak, Alexey Volkov
23x15px RC Vereya Petr Botnarash, Rustam Bulanov, Mikhail Burlutskuy, Ilgiz Galimov, Sergey Gapinov, Anatoly Grigoriev, Sergey Konstantinov, Aleksander Lysokon, Alexey Nikolaev, Eduard Ososkov, Roman Safronov, Andrey Sevostyanov, Maksim Suchkov, Vladimir Vlasyuk

Serbia

The Serbia squad was named on 22 September.

Club Team Players
23x15px Belconnen United Scholars Adam Nedić
23x15px Car Lazar Nenad Radević, Aleksandar Sič, Miloš Zogović
23x15px Dorćol Spiders Danilo Delić, Vladan Kikanović, Dejan Lukenić, Stefan Nedeljković, Stefan Nikolić, Stevan Stevanović, Ivan Šušnjara, Milan Šušnjara, Vuk Tvrdišić, Nikša Unković, Dalibor Vukanović (C)
23x15px Hemel Hempstead RLFC Ilija Radan
23x15px Hammers Niš Marko Milenković, Lazar Živković
23x15px RC Lescure Soni Radovanovic
23x15px Oldham Roughyeds Austen Novaković
23x15px Radnički Nova Pazova Nemanja Cojić, Pero Madžarević, Radovan Tajsić, Slaviša Zekić
23x15px Red Star Belgrade Miloš Ćalić, Ivan Djordjević, Zoran Pešić, Nebojša Živanović
23x15px Stari Grad Aleksandar Aleksić, Mirko Božović

Atlantic

Jamaica

The Jamaica squad as of 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
23x15px Batley Bulldogs Wayne Allen, Daley Williams
23x15px Coventry Bears Ashley Johnson
Template:Country data Jamaica Duhaney Park Red Sharks Romaen Campbell, Roy Calvert, Damon Gayle, Ryan Grant, Marvin Thompson
23x15px Gateshead Thunder Joseph Brown
23x15px Halifax RLFC Jode Sheriffe, Paul White
23x15px Harlequins RL Lamont Bryan, Omari Caro
23x15px Huddersfield Giants Ross Peltier
23x15px Hunslet Hawks Richie Barnett, Waine Pryce
23x15px Keighley Cougars Jymel Coleman, Jamaine Wray
23x15px Leeds Rhinos Danny Bravo, Jamal Chisholm
23x15px New Haven Warriors Wesley Haughton
23x15px Sheffield Eagles Corey Hanson, Reece Williams
23x15px Wigan Warriors Karl Pryce
Template:Country data Jamaica Vauxhall Vultures Carlye Burgher, Jahdeek Clarke, Sandino Hastings, Tyronie Rowe

South Africa

The South Africa squad as at 22 September 2011 is as follows:

Club Team Players
23x15px Bloemfontein Roosters Henry du Toit, Stevie Meyer, Gerrie Slabber, Christoff Swanepoel
23x15px Brakpan Bears Francois Greyvensteyn, Christo Joubert, Andre Loader, Andre Olwagen, Rudi Prinsloo
23x15px Ermelo Tomahawks Pieter Lee
23x15px Middelburg Tigers Johan Fritz
23x15px South Wales Scorpions Christiaan Roets
23x15px Tuks Bulls Hans du Plessis, Gerhard de Wet, Riaan Engelbrecht, Deon Kraemer, Christo Louw, Siviwe Mpondo, JP Nel, Marcelle Slabbert, Jonothan Soares, Pieter van der Nest, Franco Vermeulen, Rupert Wells

United States

Club Team Players
23x15px Aston Bulls Michael Garvey, Andrew Kneisly, Louis Tulio
23x15px Belrose Eagles David Marando
23x15px Castleford Tigers Ryan McGoldrick
23x15px Connecticut Wildcats Curtis Cunz, Charles Rizzo, Salesi Tongamoa
23x15px Easts Tigers Mark Offerdahl
23x15px Gateshead Thunder Mitchell Stevens
23x15px Hawaii Islanders Keiki Misipeka, Jayson Rego, Joshua Rice
23x15px Jacksonville Axemen Apple Pope
23x15px Louisville Nate Smith
23x15px Maui Rugby Kelly McGill, Sione Taufa
23x15px New York Knights Fitz James Adams, Charles Cortalano, Ian Elliott, Justin Ripley, Sean Taylor
23x15px Northern Pride Mark Cantoni
23x15px Northern Raiders Leslie Alovili
23x15px Parramatta Eels Joseph Paulo
23x15px Penrith Panthers Junior Paulo
23x15px Tuggeranong Valley Stephen Howard
23x15px Wentworthville Magpies Daniel Howard
Unattached David Myles, Matthew Petersen

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rugby League World Cup to expand". BBC News. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ 20 nations to vie for league World Cup AAP, 23 February 2010
  3. ^ Venue announced for 2013 World Cup Atlantic Qualifiers rleague.com, 4 August 2011
  4. ^ a b 2013 World Cup format revealed lasttackle.com, 30 November 2010
  5. ^ 2013 World Cup Atlantic Qualifiers rleague.com, 27 April 2011
  6. ^ Press Association (24 October 2011). "USA beat Jamaica to secure 2013 Rugby League World Cup berth". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Paul, Burrowes (28 October 2011). "Rugby players encouraged despite whipping by USA". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ 2013 World Cup European Zone Qualifying Dates rleague.com, 20 March 2011
  9. ^ skysports.com (29 October 2011). "Italy clinch World Cup place". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 

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