International Competitions 1992

[1991] [1993]


Nissan World Rugby League Sevens

[1991] [1993] [squads] [pool match details] [finals details]

Venue: Sydney Sports Ground.
Date: Friday 7th through Sunday 9th February 1992.
Crowd: Friday ?; Saturday ?; Sunday 19,106.
Prize Money: Wigan $100,000; Brisbane $50,000; Manly Warringah and Newcastle $20,000 each.

The 16 Premiership teams were joined by 8 overseas teams: Fiji, France, Oceania, Patriots (USA), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Red Arrows (CIS), Wainuiomata (New Zealand), and Wigan (England). They were divided into eight pools of three, two local and one overseas team per pool. Each team played three pool matches, with final pool positions determining whether the team played for the Cup, the Trophy, or the Plate. Ties were broken using the total number of tries scored, then the total number of points scores. This affected pools A and F; in pool A it meant that Wigan, the eventual winners, came first rather than last.

Some controversy arose when Wainuiomata were not allowed to wear Quit! logos on the field (because the Winfield Cup was sponsered by a cigarette company).

Pool A:

    Wigan 20 beat Cronulla Sutherland 16.
    Gold Coast 16 beat Wigan 10.
    Cronulla Sutherland 10 beat Gold Coast 6.

        Wigan                    2  1  1  (6)  30  32  Cup
        Cronulla Sutherland      2  1  1  (5)  26  26  Trophy
        Gold Coast               2  1  1  (5)  22  20  Plate

Pool B:

    Penrith 18 beat Wainuiomata 12.
    Penrith 12 beat Parramatta 4.
    Parramatta 14 beat Wainuiomata 4.

        Penrith                  2  2  0  (6)  30  16  Cup
        Parramatta               2  1  1  (4)  18  16  Trophy
        Wainuiomata              2  0  2  (4)  16  32  Plate

Pool C:

    Balmain 28 beat St George 16.
    Balmain 30 beat Oceania 0.
    St George 32 beat Oceania 0.

        Balmain                  2  2  0 (10)  58  16  Cup
        St George                2  1  1 (10)  48  28  Trophy
        Oceania                  2  0  2  (0)   0  62  Plate

Pool D:

    Manly Warringah 20 beat Illawarra 8.
    Manly Warringah 26 beat Port Moresby 6.
    Illawarra 24 beat Port Moresby 6.

        Manly Warringah          2  2  0  (9)  46  14  Cup
        Illawarra                2  1  1  (6)  32  26  Trophy
        Port Moresby             2  0  2  (2)  12  50  Plate

Pool E:

    Brisbane 14 beat North Sydney 10.
    Brisbane 16 beat France 4.
    North Sydney 14 beat France 4.

        Brisbane                 2  2  0  (7)  30  14  Cup
        North Sydney             2  1  1  (5)  24  18  Trophy
        France                   2  0  2  (2)   8  30  Plate

Pool F:

    Canberra 18 beat Western Suburbs 14 in extra time.
    Fiji 12 beat Canberra 8 in extra time.
    Western Suburbs 22 beat Fiji 0.

        Western Suburbs          2  1  1  (7)  26  18  Cup
        Canberra                 2  1  1  (6)  26  26  Trophy
        Fiji                     2  1  1  (2)  12  30  Plate

Pool G:

    Eastern Suburbs 36 beat Red Arrows 6.
    Canterbury Bankstown 18 beat Eastern Suburbs 6.
    Canterbury Bankstown 36 beat Red Arrows 20.

        Canterbury Bankstown     2  2  0 (11)  54  26  Cup
        Eastern Suburbs          2  1  1  (7)  42  24  Trophy
        Red Arrows               2  0  2  (5)  26  72  Plate

Pool H:

    Newcastle 24 beat South Sydney 12.
    Newcastle 16 beat Patriots 0.
    South Sydney 12 beat Patriots 0.

        Newcastle                2  2  0  (8)  40  12  Cup
        South Sydney             2  1  1  (5)  24  24  Trophy
        Patriots                 2  0  2  (0)   0  28  Plate


Plate Quarterfinals:

    Fiji 22 beat France 0.
    Patriots 12 beat Red Arrows 8.
    Gold Coast 14 beat New Zealand 8.
    Port Moresby 26 beat Oceania 0.

Plate Semifinals:

    Fiji 30 beat Patriots 10.
    Gold Coast 20 beat Port Moresby 6.

Plate Final:

    Fiji 18 beat Gold Coast 14.


Trophy Quarterfinals:

    Eastern Suburbs 24 beat South Sydney 20.
    North Sydney 26 beat Canberra 6.
    Illawarra 12 beat St George 0.
    Parramatta 12 beat Cronulla Sutherland 4.

Trophy Semifinals:

    Eastern Suburbs 16 beat North Sydney 8.
    Illawarra 20 beat Parramatta 12.

Trophy Final:

    Eastern Suburbs 14 beat Illawarra 10 in extra time.


Cup Quarterfinals:

    Newcastle 18 beat Canterbury Bankstown 8.
    Brisbane 14 beat Western Suburbs 0.
    Manly Warringah 14 beat Balmain 10.
    Wigan 22 beat Penrith 8.

Cup Semifinals:

    Brisbane 20 beat Newcastle 6.
    Wigan 12 beat Manly Warringah 8.

Cup Final:

    Wigan 18 beat Brisbane 6.

British tour of Australasia

[1990] [1996] [details]

Captain: Ellery Hanley.
Squad: (39) Denis Betts, M Aston, Paul Broadbent, Peter Clarke, G Connolly, M Cowie, Lee Crooks, M Dermott, J Devereaux, P Eastwood, S Edwards, K Ellis, K Fairbank, D Fox, M Gregory, G Hallas, S Hampson, Ellery Hanley, Karl Harrison, L Holliday, P Hulme, A Hunte, Lee Jackson, M Jackson, P Loughlin, I Lucas, J Lydon, B McGinty, S McNamara, D Myers, Paul Newlove, S Nickle, Martin Offiah, Andy Platt, D Powell, G Schofield, D Sampson, Kelvin Skerrett, G Steadman.

In Papua New Guinea: played 3; won 3; for 83; against 49; won series 1-0; total attendance 25,000.

          PAPUA NEW GUINEA          W 20-14  11,000  Port Moresby

          Highlands Zone            W 25-15   8,000  Goroka
          Islands Zone              W 38-20   6,000  Rabaul

In Australia: played 10; won 7; lost 3; for 188; against 118; lost series 2-1; total attendance 167,953.

12. 6.92  AUSTRALIA                 L  6-22  40,141  Sydney
26. 6.92  AUSTRALIA                 W 33-10  31,005  Melbourne
 3. 7.92  AUSTRALIA                 L 10-16  32,313  Brisbane

          Queensland Residents      W 14-10   4,181  Townsville
          Canberra Raiders          W 24-12   4,727  Canberra
          Illawarra Steelers        W 11-10  10,021  Wollongong
          NSW Country               W 24-6    8,014  Parkes
          Parramatta Eels           L 16-22  18,220  Parramatta
          Newcastle Knights         W 22-0    9,758  Newcastle
          Gold Coast Seagulls       W 28-10   9,573  Tweed Heads

In New Zealand: played 4; won 3; lost 1; for 64; against 45; drew series 1-1; total attendance 30,090.

          NEW ZEALAND               L 14-15  11,548  Palmerston North
          NEW ZEALAND               W 19-16  10,223  Auckland

          Auckland                  W 14-8    5,298  Auckland
          Canterbury                W 17-6    3,021  Christchurch

Pacific Cup
New Zealand, 1992

[1990] [1994]

The data given below is unfortunately both inaccurate and incomplete. In particular, the tables do not balance. I will attempt to remedy this when I can lay my hands on better data.

Section 1:

    Western Samoa beat Fiji.
    Tonga beat Niue.

    Cook Islands 23 beat Niue 22.
    Western Samoa 20 beat Tonga 12.

    Western Samoa 41 beat Niue 28.
    Fiji 58 beat Cook Islands 6.

    Niue 14 beat Fiji 0.
    Tonga 26 beat Cook Islands 6.

    Western Samoa 66 beat Cook Islands 12.
    Tonga 23 beat Fiji 20.

Western Samoa          4  4  0  0  159   70   89  8
Tonga                  4  3  0  1   85   57   28  6
Fiji                   4  1  0  3  106   75   31  2
Niue                   4  1  0  3   72   98  -26  2
Cook Islands           4  1  0  3   47  172 -125  2

Section 2:

    New Zealand Maoris beat Norfolk Island.
    Australian Aborigines beat Tokelau.

    Australian Aborigines 74 beat Norfolk Island 2.
    New Zealand Maoris beat American Samoa.

    Australian Aborigines 32 beat American Samoa 14.
    Tokelau 44 beat Norfolk Island 8.

    New Zealand Maoris beat Australian Aborigines.
    American Samoa beat Tokelau.

    American Samoa 94 beat Norfolk Island 2.
    New Zealand Maoris 38 beat Tokelau 14.

New Zealand Maoris     4  4  0  0  184   58  126  8
Australian Aborigines  4  3  0  1  176   70  106  6
American Samoa         4  2  0  2  164   78   86  4
Tokelau                4  1  0  3   94  118  -24  2
Norfolk Island         4  0  0  4   20  296 -276  0

Semifinals:

    Western Samoa 44 beat Australian Aborigies 26
    on 28th October at Carlaw Park Auckland.

    Tonga 18 beat New Zealand Maoris 6.
    on 28th October at Carlaw Park Auckland.

Third Place Playoff:

    New Zealand Maoris 44 beat Australian Aborigines 12
    on 30th October at Auckland.

Final:

    Western Samoa 18 beat Tonga 14 after extra time
    on 31st October. Full time: 12-12.