World Cup 9s Day Two Round-up

Australia and New Zealand were both victorious in at the inaugural World Cup 9s, with their men’s and women’s teams respectively being crowned champions.

The Kangaroos fought off New Zealand’s challenge to take home the trophy with a 24-10 win after dominating the tournament all weekend, while the Ferns upset the bookies to beat their Anzac rivals Australia in a tight 17-15 contest.

As for England, their tournament was nearly over before they’d even finished their pool games, after a shock 16-13 defeat to Lebanon.

The Cedars were beaten by Wales in their final game, though, with England’s win over 38-4 win over France securing their place in the final four.

Wayne Bennett’s side couldn’t, however, overcome a New Zealand squad packed with quality in the semi-finals, crashing out to a 22-6 defeat.

Australia’s Women were dominant throughout the competition, racking up convincing wins over all three opposing nations in the groups and semi-final.

In the final, however, the Jillaroos were stunned by a determined New Zealand Ferns side, who held on to win 17-15.

England fought valiantly but were left with just their Day One win over PNG to show for their efforts.

 

World Cup 9s Day Two results:

New Zealand Women 24-12 Papua New Guinea Women

France 23-6 Wales

England 13-16 Lebanon

Samoa 17-4 Cook Islands

Tonga 21-17 Fiji

New Zealand 18-17 Papua New Guinea

Australia 41-11 USA

Australia Women 42-4 England Women

Lebanon 14-25 Wales

England 38-4 France

Fiji 10-12 Cook Islands

Tonga 20-24 Samoa

New Zealand 46-0 USA

Australia 26-0 Papua New Guinea

Australia Women 30-6 Papua New Guinea Women

New Zealand Women 33-4 England Women

Men’s Semi-final 1:

New Zealand 22-6 England

Men’s Semi-final 2:

Australia 25-8 Samoa

Women’s Final:

Australia Women 15-17 New Zealand Women

Men’s Final:

Australia 24-10 New Zealand

 

World Cup 9s Final Standings:

Pool A

Position Team Played Wins Losses Draws For Against Difference Points
1 Australia 3 3 0 0 92 23 69 6
2 New Zealand 3 2 1 0 76 42 34 4
3 PNG 3 1 2 0 44 54 -10 2
4 USA 3 0 3 0 21 114 -93 0

 

Pool B

Position Team Played Wins Losses Draws For Against Difference Points
1 England 3 2 1 0 76 24 52 4
2 Lebanon 3 2 1 0 42 46 -4 4
3 France 3 1 2 0 35 56 -21 2
4 Wales 3 1 2 0 35 62 -27 2

 

Pool C

Position Team Played Wins Losses Draws For Against Difference Points
1 Samoa 3 3 0 0 73 41 32 6
2 Cook Islands 3 2 1 0 46 34 12 4
3 Tonga 3 1 2 0 48 71 -23 2
4 Fiji 3 0 3 0 44 65 -21 0

 

Women

Position Team Played Wins Losses Draws For Against Difference Points
1 Australia 3 3 1 0 94 22 72 6
2 New Zealand 3 2 1 0 69 38 2 4
3 England 3 1 2 0 33 79 -46 2
4 PNG 3 0 3 0 22 79 -57 0

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