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2014 Rugby League Four Nations

2014 Rugby League 4 Nations2014 RUGBY LEAGUE FOUR-NATIONS OVERVIEW

Host Nations - Australia and New Zealand

Number of Teams - 4

2014 Four-Nations Snapshot - The 2014 Four-Nations is the 4th instalment of the highly successful rugby league competition. With the ongoing improvement of 2nd tier nations, and the 2013 Rugby League World Cup being hosted in the UK. The Four-Nations will take place in Australia and New Zealand in October / November 2014 with the Final to be held in Wellington, New Zealand.

Kicking off with a double header at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, each team will play each other once in the pool rounds with the top two nations contesting the final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. The Four Nations will run over four weeks. The format will be much like the early World Cup competitions.

The Four Nations tournament has seen France, Papua New Guinea and Wales all take part against the big three since its inception. There has been many mixed messages from the RLIF in the lead up to the 2013 RLWC about who would be the 4th team. It was originally going to be a play-off between the top to finishing Pacific nations in the RLWC. Then it was changed to the highest finishing nation. With Australia racking up a big scoreline against Fiji in the 2013 World Cup Semi final it seems that there has been a back flip of sorts with a play-off between the top two finishing Pacific nations Samoa and Fiji taking place to secure a Four Nations place. 

The play-off match between Fiji and Samoa for a place in the 2014 Four Nations took place on the 3rd of May at Penrith Stadium. Samoa ran away with the game in the 2nd half of the test defeating Fiji 32 - 16 and securing their Four Nations berth.  Click here for more info on the Samoa v Fiji International

In April 2013 on the back of announcing broadcasting arrangements for the 2013 RLWC the BBC were confirmed as UK broadcasting partners for the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations. Broadcasting Partners in Australia are Channel 9 and GEM.

With Sydney hosting the ANZAC test earlier in the year, Sydney siders will miss out on the Four Nations with no games scheduled for Sydney. The closest game will be held 1 hour from Sydney when Australia take on Samoa at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

The 2014 Four Nations is shaping up to be the most successful Four Nations tournament staged to date and will continue with the Rugby League International Federation's (RLIF) plans to strengthen the international game at the top level.

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations. Ticketing and fixture details can be view by clicking on the appropriate game below.

2014 Rugby League Four Nations

The 2014 Four Nations schedule and kick-off times are in full is as follows: (Click here for kick-off time zones)
Saturday October 25th – England 32 v Samoa 26 (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header 4.30pm kick-off (Local time) Crowd: 47,813  - Click here for team and fixture details or Click here for match report

Saturday October 25th – Australia 12 v New Zealand 30 (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header 6.30pm kick-off (Local time) Crowd: 47,813 - Click here for team and fixture details or Click here for match report

Saturday November 1st  - New Zealand v Samoa (Toll Stadium, Whangarei) 4pm kick-off (Local time) - Click here for team and fixture details

Sunday November 2nd – Australia v England (AAMI Park, Melbourne) 4pm kick-off (Local time) - Click here for team and fixture details

Saturday November 8th - New Zealand v England (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin) 7.30pm kick-off (Local time) Click here for team and fixture details

Sunday November 9th – Australia v Samoa (WIN Stadium, Wollongong) 4pm kick-off (Local time) Click here for team and fixture details

Saturday November 15th – Final (Westpac Stadium, Wellington) 8.45pm kick-off (Local time) Click here for team and fixture details

Dear Readers, if you would like to talk more about the Four-Nations with other rugby league fans please visit our international rugby league forums at http://forums.rugbyleagueplanet.com and have your say.

2014 Rugby League 4 Nations Map

 

2014 Rugby League Four Nations Table  

Team
P W D L F A PTS
 New Zealand
1 1 0 0 30 12 2
 England
1 1 0 0 32 26 2
 Samoa
1 0 0 1 26 32 0
 Australia
1 0 0 1 12 30 0

 

2014 Rugby League Four Nations Squads as of the 24/10/14

Australia Four Nations Squad 

Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans/West Maitland Red Dogs/ Maitland Pumpkin Pickers)
Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles/Mackay Brothers)
Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters/Old Bar Pirates)
Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm/Souths Acacia)
Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers/Enfield Federals/Leichhardt Wanderers)
Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters/Townsville Brothers)
Ryan Hoffman (Melbourne Storm/Campbelltown Collegians)
Ben Hunt Brisbane (Broncos/Blackwater Crushers)
Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs/Bowraville Tigers)
Josh Jackson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs/Gulgong Terriers/Mudgee Dragons)
Michael Jennings (Sydney Roosters/St Marys/West City Tigers)
Alex Johnston (South Sydney Rabbitohs/La Perouse Panthers)
David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs/All Saints)
Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers/St Johns/Kingsgrove Colts)
Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights/Raymond Terrace/South Newcastle)
Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers)
Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders/Logan Brothers)
Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos/Logan Brothers)
Beau Scott (Newcastle Knights/Picton Magpies)
Cameron Smith (c) (Melbourne Storm/Logan Brothers)
Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos/Townsville Brothers)
Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters/Berala Bears/Guildford Owls)
Dylan Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs/Mascot Jets)
Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers/Leichhardt Juniors)

New Zealand Four Nations Squad

Gerard Beale (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Adam Blair (Wests Tigers)
Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)
Lewis Brown (Penrith Panthers)
Greg Eastwood (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks)
Kieran Foran (Manly Sea Eagles)
Tohu Harris (Melbourne Storm)
Siliva Havili (Vodafone Warriors)
Peta Hiku (Manly Sea Eagles)
Josh Hoffman (Brisbane Broncos)
Shaun Johnson (Vodafone Warriors)
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters)
Thomas Leuluai (Vodafone Warriors)
Issac Luke (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Simon Mannering (Vodafone Warriors)
Suaia Matagi (Vodafone Warriors)
Jason Nightingale (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Kevin Proctor (Melbourne Storm)
Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers)
Bodene Thompson (Wests Tigers)
Manu Vatuvei (Vodafone Warriors)
Dean Whare (Penrith Panthers)

England Four Nations Squad

George Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor
Joe Burgess, Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge
Tom Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor
Josh Charnley, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Daryl Clark, Castleford Tigers, Newsome Panthers
Mike Cooper, St George Illawarra Dragons, Latchford Albion
Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Brett Ferres, Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne Panthers
James Graham, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Blackbrook
Ryan Hall, Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders
Zak Hardaker, Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions
Chris Hill, Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions
Josh Hodgson, Hull KR, East Hull
Sean O’Loughlin (captain), Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Stefan Ratchford, Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks
Dan Sarginson, Wigan Warriors, Hemel Stags
Michael Shenton, Castleford Tigers, Upton
Matty Smith, Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook
Joel Tomkins, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Sam Tomkins, New Zealand Warriors, Wigan St Patricks
Kallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion
Joe Westerman, Hull FC, Featherstone Lions
Elliott Whitehead, Catalans Dragons, West Bowling
Gareth Widdop, St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross

Samoa Four Nations Squad

Leeson Ah Mau (St George Illawarra)
David Fa'alogo (Newcastle)
Pita Godinet (Wakefield)
Tim Lafai (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Joey Leilua (Newcastle)
Ricky Leutele (Cronulla Sharks)
Isacc Liu (Sydney Roosters)
Dunamis Lui (Manly)
Penania Manumalealii (Cronulla)
Josh McGuire (Brisbane)
Mose Masoe (St Helens)
Peter Mata'utia (St George Illawarra)
Reni Maitua (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Tautau Moga (North Queensland Cowboys)
Dominique Peyroux (NZ Warriors)
Frank Pritchard (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Ben Roberts (Melbourne)
Jesse Sene-Lefao (Manly)
Tim Simona (Wests Tigers)
Michael Sio (NZ Warriors)
Kyle Stanley (St George Illawarra)
Sauaso Sue (Wests Tigers)
Sam Tagataese (Cronulla)
Daniel Vidot (Brisbane)
Antonio Winterstein (North Queensland Cowboys)

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