France’s New Coaching Team Talk To The Press

The name Brunel is associated with achievements that defied established theories and practices creating breathtaking results still evident today.

I am of course referring to Isambard Kingdon Brunel, whose namesake Jacques, the new France coach, has agreed to undertake an engineering project that would have tested even the great mans capabilties.

Last week in Marcoussis, at the French National Rugby Centre, Jacques Brunel and his three coaching assistants faced the press.

The head coach spoke of his immediate aims:

“It really begins today with administrative formalities, with the press, with the club coaches with whom we will try to find a consensus on the work to be done on the players. We have the same goals, the player’s performance is at the centre, but very quickly, because we have very little time, we have to switch to the tournament and especially the first match. We’ll get to work right away.

“The mission will be to put the team of France where it has been often, namely to attempt every year to win the tournament, to be in the hunt on the last weekend to fight to claim to win the tournament.  This means that Ireland is fundamental to that goal. I do not plan on the World Cup. There are games to climb before. The World Cup is a special moment with a special preparation, a lot of time we can spend together. Today, what matters to me the Tournament and especially the first match. “

“The potential player exists, he is there, we will use a good part of what was in place. We will try to put them in the best conditions. It is certain that the accumulation of defeats did not strengthen this confidence, on the contrary it deteriorated. We will try to create an environment that makes them perform and they grab the few ideas that we will give them. We are going on a fairly simple basis, a framework in which they will be well. There is a rather special first match because Ireland has a particular type of game that we will have to answer. It is through working everyday, especially the first fifteen days that we will spend together, that we will be able to create the climate that will lead us to victory. “

THE FUTURE OF GUILHEM GUIRADO

Brunel commented on a possible future captain role for Guilhem Guirado.

The new coach assured “Midi Olympique” earlier, that he had decided to continue with the Toulon hooker, with whom he worked at Perpignan when they won the league title in 2009.

However, when questioned on this last Thursday he seemed to be hedging his bets.

“I can not say it right now, he will first have to be selected in the squad, if he is in the squad  I’ll have to talk with him,

“I do not know exactly how he coped with the captaincy, whether it’s a burden for him or not”

“I saw his investment in the role, he gave everything, we will make the decision when the time comes”.

 JULIEN BONNAIRE LINE OUT COACH 75 CAPS FOR FRANCE

“I feel a lot of pride and a little apprehension because I am aware of the difficulty of the task”.

“For now, contractually, I only committed for the duration of the Tournament. If all goes well, the rest will follow. I have already started working on the Irish Alignment, our first opponent of the Tournament “.

SEBASTIAN BRUNO SCRUM COACH 26 CAPS FOR FRANCE

“It’s very exciting to coach both the teams from France and Lyon.

I will continue to keep an eye on my club, of course, but when I’m in France, it will be to get 100% involved. “

JEAN-BAPTISTE ELLISALDE BACKS COACH 

“It’s nice to be here. It’s a big challenge. We represent an institution, a country, it will be one of our first messages. The boys need to realize how lucky they are to be here. We must also regain confidence. The players have experienced disappointments, they have taken shots on the head. To work in defeat is never good. We want to restore their confidence. I arrive with a lot of desire. Rugby is my passion. “

Brunel’s 6 Nations Squad, and captain, will be announced on Thursday (January 18).

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Quins Thunder Sees Off Lightning

On a dark damp chilly afternoon at Surrey Sports Park, Harlequins Ladies thunderous forward effort saw off Loughborough Lightning to earn themselves a 17-10 win.

Quins watertight defence kept out Lightning during the opening exchanges, as Loughborough controlled the breakdown, but Quins dominant scrum turned the tide in their favour.

Jess Wooden kicked a scrum penalty to touch on the 5m line, and the resulting driving maul gave hooker Davinia Carlin her first try of the match.

The multi talented home team backline bombarded Loughborough, but their defence held out until captain Sarah Hunter received a yellow card for killing the ball on her own line.

A Quins attacking 5m scrum resulted in Fi Fletcher touching down under the posts, and Wooden added the conversion to give the home side a 12-0 lead at the break

Quins made a storming start to the second half, with Catlin getting her second try to give Quins a 17-0 lead.

In the gathering darkness as the light faded ,the Lightning struck.

A yellow card for Loughborough’s Rebecca Noon, reducing them to fourteen players, sparked a two try revival as Lizzy Adam and Sarah Bonar touched down to narrow the score to 17-10.

Quins old heads stepped up to the plate, Rachael Burford, now at scrum half, controlled matters in the back line, whilst lock Deborah McCormack made a couple of powerful galloping runs, breaking the gain line on a number of occasions, and putting lightning on the back foot, at a time when they were looking menacing.

The Lightning storm had passed, and the game ended with Quins throwing the kitchen sink at Loughborough in the opposition twenty two, in an attempt to get a fourth try and a bonus point.

A team who love to play exciting attacking rugby showed that they can also get down and dirty to grind out a win, and that can only be good for their title challenge in 2018.

Red Roses 6 Nations Training Squad 2018 


      

 

England Women Elite Player Squad convened yesterday for a four-day training camp at Loughborough University.

 

The camp will enable England to begin preparations for the upcoming Six Nations campaign and the Red Roses’ opening match against Italy on 4th February in the Stadio Mirabello (KO 17:30 GMT, Live Sky Sports).

Simon Middleton, England head coach said: “We want to continue to build on what was put in place for the Old Mutual Wealth Series, while at the same time get winning results. The Six Nations is a highly competitive tournament and the level of competition is tough.

 

We will have two camps between now and the first game on the 4th February to pick our strongest squad. In this training camp we will be looking to really test the players and for them to perform.”

 

England Women U20’s players Helena Rowland (Saracens Women) and Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women), who made her international debut against Canada last year both join the training squad. Charlotte Pearce (Loughborough Lightning), who took part in England’s extended training camp in October and also featured in the training games against South Africa, is included.

 

Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies), who earned her first international cap in the opening Old Mutual Wealth Series Test which saw England beat Canada 79-5, joins the squad as a newly appointed EPS player.

 

Middleton added: “Shaunagh has earned her place in the squad through delivering consistently outstanding performances in the Tyrrells Premier 15s and also on her international debut against Canada last year. We are delighted to have Shaunagh fully integrated into the squad as a named EPS player.”

Katy Daley-Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) will miss the camp for personal reasons.

England Women squad will convene again on 22nd January for a final week-long training camp before a playing squad is selected ahead of the opening Test against Italy. England won the Six Nations in 2017 with their first Grand Slam since 2012.
England training squad for Loughborough Camp:

Backs

Bianca Blackburn (Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC)

Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies)

Lauren Cattell (Saracens Women)

Charlotte Clapp (Saracens Women)

Abigail Dow (Wasps FC Ladies)

Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women)

Ellie Kildunne (Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC)

Caity Mattinson (Bristol Ladies)

Charlotte Pearce (Loughborough Lightning)

Amber Reed (Bristol Ladies)

Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies)

Helena Rowland (Saracens Women)

Kelly Smith (Gloucester- Hartpury Women’s RFC)

Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies)

Danielle Waterman (Wasps FC Ladies)

Rachael Woosey (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)

Forwards

Sarah Bern (Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC)

Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women)

Jo Brown (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)

Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies)

Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC)

Amy Cokayne (Wasps FC Ladies)

Rochelle Clark (Wasps FC Ladies)

Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women)

Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies)

Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries)

Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning)

Olivia Jones (Loughborough Lightning)

Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)

Poppy Leitch (Bristol Ladies)

Justine Lucas (Wasps FC Ladies)

Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol Ladies)

Catherine O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning)

Marlie Packer (Saracens Women)

Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)

Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies)

England Women Six Nations 2018 fixtures:

Italy v England

Sunday 4 February, KO 17:30 GMT, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Stadio Mirabello, Reggio Emilia

England v Wales

Saturday 10 February, KO 12:15pm, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Twickenham Stoop

Scotland v England

Friday 23 February, KO 19:30, Live Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Arena via red button

Scotstoun, Glasgow

France v England

Saturday 10 March, KO 20:00 GMT, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Stade des Alpes, Grenoble

England v Ireland

Friday 16 March, KO 17:30, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

 

Time To Prepare For The 2018 Nat West 6 Nations

Yes it’s that time of year. I hear people say “Oh how I hate January it’s so dark and depressing”

WHAT !!!! Are they mad ? it’s nearly the start of the 6 Nations.

As an exiled Welshman the memories come flooding back, quite literally, as the part of West Wales I lived in was so wet, I was  a teenager before I realised you could actually take an anorak off !

But for all you men out there, here’s some friendly advice, It’s time to start rubbing your back, flexing that dodgy hamstring, because you know that you are going to have to get out of all shopping and DIY obligations until March 19th.

My advice is to start sowing the seeds of doubt immediately, just a gentle limp to start, and a few “oh it’s ok, I’m sure it will pass”.

By the end of January I recommend a bit of sniffing and coughing just to be on the safe side, you don’t want to get caught off guard just before the opening weekend.

Don’t forget we’ve got five weekends to get through, so start preparing.

My cryotherapy sessions have already started, and I’m currently at the stage where I’m making at least three trips to the fridge daily.

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This is the very best time for us Welsh fans, the last few weeks building up to the start of the tournament… we are unbeaten in 2018, it can only get worse !.

We dream again of another Grand Slam, and then we start negotiating with our maker, to decide which games we would be prepared for Wales to lose, in exchange for beating England.

It’s the start of that magnificent winter festival, when we lie awake in the middle of a silent, cold frosty night, and remember trips to Paris, Murrayfield, HQ, and Rome, when those of us of a certain age get misty eyed recalling JPR, Gareth, Benny, JJ, and for those of as old as me, Keith Jarrett and Barry John playing on a grainy black and white television.

The wonderful thing is that each championship brings new ones to add to the memory bank.

This magnificent winter festival never lets us down, even if some match days are harder to cope with than others, whatever age you may happen to be.


My new years message to you all is :

Wherever you are and whoever you support, may the 2018 Nat West 6 Nations send you on your way towards spring, with a long list of outstanding chores, and an even longer list of memories to cherish.

A French Farce Moliere Would Have Been Proud To Write

Moliere the 16th century French actor and playwright is considered by many to be the great master of French Farce, a genre who’s aim is to entertain through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant and as such, improbable.

French Farce is also characterised by the use of deliberate absurdity and nonsense.

French rugby president Bernard Laporte may well have taken over the crown from the 16th century genius with his matinee performances this week.

On the other hand it appears that comedy is turning to tragedy on the other side of the channel.

The French Rugby Federation has replaced head coach Guy Novès after less than two years in charge, with Bordeaux-Bègles’ Jacques Brunel.

Former Italy coach Brunel, will become France head coach after taking Bordeaux on this weekend’s Top 14 trip to Stade Francais, FFR president Bernard Laporte told a press conference last Wednesday.

“Several people could have aspired to be coach of the XV of France,” said Laporte, “but Jacques Brunel, I know him well. He has the experience. He is also a person capable of taking on this heavy responsibility.”

The decision means that Novès has become the first-ever head coach of the French national rugby side to lose his job, with 63-year-old Brunel signing on through to the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.


The writing was on the wall after the 2017 November internationals capped a run of six defeats and a draw against Japan.

 His record in charge of France stands at seven wins, 13 defeats and a draw in 22 matches.

“It’s a painful situation for Guy and also for us,” Laporte admitted, as he thanked the former Toulouse coach, who won 10 French domestic titles and four European Cups in 22 years in charge at Stade Ernest Wallon.


“But we couldn’t go on like this any more. We made this decision, which was not easy, in the interests of French rugby.”

Although the FFR president confirmed that Yannick Bru and Jean-Frédéric Dubois have also been shown the door as part of a major coaching clear-out, he insisted that no decision had been taken as to who will replace them.

“He [Brunel] will decide his own staff,” Laporte told journalists.

Several Top 14 coaches have been linked to staff jobs in the national set-up in recent days, as speculation surrounding Novès’ future in the France hotseat intensified.

Names mentioned included Toulon’s Fabien Galthie, Clermont’s Franck Azema and La Rochelle’s Patrice Collazo.

Galthie and Azema have since publicly taken themselves out of contention for jobs under Brunel.

“Top 14 coaches …. will come together before each tournament,” added Laporte. “They will sit around a table to exchange ideas and involve everyone around the national side.

“It’s a win-win for the clubs and the French team. We can no longer have clubs on one side and the XV of France on the other.”

And in a Final act where farce and tragedy combine, Just hours after Laporte’s compassionate remarks about Noves, all three coaches received a registered letter informing them that they were subject to dismissal procedures for serious misconduct, which if successful would allow the Federation de rugby Francais to avoid paying them any compensation, which would cost an estimated two to three million euros.

The offences in question although not officially confirmed are “Failing to collaborate fully with the Top 14 clubs and players ”

This latest farce is set for an extended run in Paris during 2018 with a full cast of expensive lawyers and interspersed with some 6 Nations rugby.

Oo La La 

Jean Pierre Rives Blondes Have More Fun


Jean Pierre Rives was dabbling in French sporting philosophy before Eric Cantona’s trawlers had located their first seagull.

There was a time when this man strode the world rugby stage, invariably in blood stained jersey his blond mane flowing like a Viking warrior in battle.

These days the hair is still blonde, the face and waistline are a little fuller but there is no mistaking the French rugby legend that is Jean Pierre Rives.

He now works in a disused railway shed to the north of Paris, the creative home of Rives the sculpture and painter.

His works have been exhibited in Paris, Toulouse, Los Angeles and Singapore. 
“ My success is that I am happy doing it, my ambition is just to go on”
Jean Pierre emphasises that art and rugby are one, he talks about the spiritual concept of the team, the glory, the bravery, the sacrifice that the team ethos inspires you to fulfil.

Born in Toulouse on New Year’s Eve 1952, he won his first cap against England, at Twickenham, on 1 February 1975.

At 5ft 10 and weighing 13st 5lbs he was diminutive in comparison to other flankers of the day, but he had an energy and a commitment that more than made up for any antatomical short comings .

He went on to win 59 caps and captained France a record 34 times, his final appearance took place at Murrayfield on 17 March 1984 when Scotland defeated France 21-12. 
Rarely seen at rugby matches these days, Rives does not appear to have any yearning for the old life, or to marvel at a collection of rugby honours and mementos that his magnificent career enabled him to accumulate.

“ Because I am not an African hunter, I do not hunt trophies , I don’t want my house to look like a rugby museum, somI give away most things to my friends, jerseys and things like that”.
” That is better because I Know they are happy with such things, happier than me, that is for certain”.

I will end with a somewhat prophetic piece of Rives wisdom, which was aimed at the muscle bound Southern Hemisphere players he encountered but now has a global resonance.
” I wonder if even having muscle bound cheeks is such a good idea, how can you pass the ball if you are unable to smile “

Alhambra Nievas A Century Of Sevens


Alhambra Nievas, the referee from Granada, is no stranger to records, or firsts, most of which I have been fortunate enough to witness as both a journalist and a friend.

On Thursday, in the warmth of Dubai, there was another one to add to the ever extending list.

At 12:44 local time she refereed  a match between Russia and England, nothing unusual there you might think, except for the fact that it was her 100th Women’s World Series Sevens match.

A journey that started on 15 February 2014, in Atlanta,Georgia, with a match between Australia and China, has taken Alhambra around the world and back, and there are still plenty more departure gates to negotiate and jet lagged days to come, for the Andulsian arbiter, who seems to be getting better with age.

She in her modest way will not want a big fuss, but when you look at the full list of the one hundred mtches listed below, it makes you realise what an achievement this really is.

Match 100 Dubai 


Match 100 Russia v England


Matches 99-1


Clermont Ferrand Cup Final    AUSTRALIA 7 – 22 NEW ZEALAND

25-06-17 Clermont Ferrand  Quarter-final CANADA 31 – 0 IRELAND

24-06-17 Clermont Ferrand  ENGLAND 31 – 24 BRAZIL

24-06-17 Clermont Ferrand FRANCE 31 – 14 FIJI

28-05-17 Langford Cup Semi-final CANADA 17 – 10 AUSTRALIA

28-05-17 Langford Trophy Semi-final FIJI 24 – 19 BRAZIL

27-05-17 Langford  NEW ZEALAND 43 – 7 ENGLAND

27-05-17 Langford  AUSTRALIA 21 – 0 IRELAND

23-04-17 Kitakyushu Bronze Medal AUSTRALIA 19 – 17 FIJI

23-04-17 Kitakyushu  Quarter-final FIJI 26 – 19 UNITED STATES

22-04-17 Kitakyushu  AUSTRALIA 17 – 12 FIJI

22-04-17 Kitakyushu  NEW ZEALAND 19 – 14 FRANCE

22-04-17 Kitakyushu  CANADA 29 – 12 ENGLAND

04-03-17 Las Vegas Final   AUSTRALIA 5 – 28 NEW ZEALAND

04-03-17 Las Vegas Quarter-final   NEW ZEALAND 26 – 5 RUSSIA

03-03-17 Las Vegas  UNITED STATES 14 – 7 FIJI

03-03-17 Las Vegas. FRANCE 19 – 22 RUSSIA

03-03-17 Las Vegas  AUSTRALIA 31 – 14 ENGLAND

02-12-16 Dubai Cup Final   NEW ZEALAND 17 – 5 AUSTRALIA

02-12-16 Dubai Cup Semi-final   ENGLAND 10 – 31 AUSTRALIA

01-12-16 Dubai Pool A  AUSTRALIA 19 – 10 UNITED STATES

01-12-16 Dubai Pool B   NEW ZEALAND 19 – 10 FIJI

01-12-16 Dubai Pool B   FRANCE 14 – 21 FIJI

29-05-16 Clermont Ferrand Final   CANADA 29 – 19 AUSTRALIA

29-05-16 Clermont Ferrand Semi-final   ENGLAND 10 – 31 CANADA

29-05-16 Clermont Ferrand Semi Final   JAPAN 0 – 33 IRELAND

28-05-16 Clermont Ferrand AUSTRALIA 19 – 12 FRANCE

28-05-16 Clermont Ferrand   CANADA 29 – 12 RUSSIA

28-05-16 Clermont Ferrand   FRANCE 40 – 0 IRELAND

17-04-16 Langford  Semi-final   AUSTRALIA 5 – 15 ENGLAND

17-04-16 Langford Quarter-final   UNITED STATES 7 – 29 ENGLAND

16-04-16 Langford  NEW ZEALAND 19 – 7 UNITED STATES

16-04-16 Langford  AUSTRALIA 28 – 7 BRAZIL

16-04-16 Langford   ENGLAND 29 – 5 IRELAND

09-04-16 Atlanta Cup Final   NEW ZEALAND 19 – 24 AUSTRALIA

09-04-16 Atlanta Cup Semi-final   CANADA 14 – 26 AUSTRALIA

09-04-16 Atlanta Cup Quarter-final   ENGLAND 19 – 12 RUSSIA

08-04-16 Atlanta   NEW ZEALAND 5 – 12 UNITED STATES

08-04-16 Atlanta    FIJI 7 – 28 ENGLAND

08-04-16 Atlanta    CANADA 26 – 5 RUSSIA

21-02-16 Sao Paulo Cup Final   AUSTRALIA 29 – 0 CANADA

21-02-16 Sao Paulo Plate Semi Final   FIJI 26 – 12 ENGLAND

21-02-16 Sao Paulo Cup Quarter-final   USA 22 – 12 ENGLAND

20-02-16 Sao Paulo    RUSSIA 10 – 40 NEW ZEALAND

20-02-16 Sao Paulo    AUSTRALIA 19 – 5 IRELAND

20-02-16 Sao Paulo    NEW ZEALAND 35 – 5 UNITED STATES

20-02-16 Sao Paulo   AUSTRALIA 26 – 17 FIJI

04-12-15 Dubai Cup Semi-final   FRANCE 0 – 26 AUSTRALIA

04-12-15 Dubai Cup Quarter-final   CANADA 12 – 17 ENGLAND

03-12-15 Dubai Pool C   AUSTRALIA 43 – 0 JAPAN

03-12-15 Dubai Pool A   NEW ZEALAND 7 – 33 RUSSIA

23-05-15 Amsterdam Cup Final   AUSTRALIA 17 – 20 CANADA

23-05-15 Amsterdam Semi-final   AUSTRALIA 26 – 0 ENGLAND

23-05-15 Amsterdam  Quarter-final   CANADA 33 – 0 FRANCE

22-05-15 Amsterdam   AUSTRALIA 24 – 7 ENGLAND

22-05-15 Amsterdam   UNITED STATES 36 – 14 FIJI

22-05-15 Amsterdam   AUSTRALIA 29 – 7 RUSSIA

16-05-15 London Cup Final   CANADA 17 – 20 AUSTRALIA

16-05-15 London 11-12th Place   SOUTH AFRICA 14 – 7 BRAZIL

16-05-15 London Quarter-final   UNITED STATES 19 – 12 FRANCE

15-05-15 London  CANADA 31 – 0 ENGLAND

15-05-15 London   UNITED STATES 24 – 19 FIJI

15-05-15 London   NEW ZEALAND 34 – 0 BRAZIL

19-04-15 Langford Cup Final   RUSSIA 10 – 29 NEW ZEALAND

19-04-15 Langford Semi Final   AUSTRALIA 10 – 29 UNITED STATES

19-04-15 Langford  Quarter-final   UNITED STATES 0 – 17 FRANCE

18-04-15 Langford   CANADA 19 – 15 UNITED STATES

18-04-15 Langford   AUSTRALIA 40 – 0 CHINA

18-04-15 Langford   NEW ZEALAND 38 – 14 FIJI

15-03-15 Atlanta Semi-final   UNITED STATES 19 – 14 RUSSIA

15-03-15 Atlanta Quarter-final   NEW ZEALAND 36 – 0 BRAZIL

14-03-15 Atlanta  NEW ZEALAND 57 – 0 UNITED STATES

14-03-15 Atlanta  ENGLAND 24 – 0 BRAZIL

14-03-15 Atlanta   AUSTRALIA 36 – 0 FIJI

08-02-15 Sao Paulo 3-4th Place   FRANCE 0 – 19 CANADA

08-02-15 Sao Paulo 11-12th Place   SOUTH AFRICA 17 – 31 CHINA

08-02-15 São Paulo  Semi Final   FIJI 24 – 22 SOUTH AFRICA

07-02-15 Sao Paulo  AUSTRALIA 38 – 7 FIJI

07-02-15 Sao Paulo FRANCE 14 – 12 UNITED STATES

07-02-15 Sao Paulo  ENGLAND 31 – 5 SOUTH AFRICA

05-12-14 Dubai  Semi-final   FRANCE 10 – 31 NEW ZEALAND

05-12-14 Dubai Quarter-final   AUSTRALIA 47 – 0 FIJI

04-12-14 Dubai  NEW ZEALAND 29 – 12 RUSSIA

04-12-14 Dubai  ENGLAND 29 – 7 BRAZIL

04-12-14 Dubai  AUSTRALIA 24 – 10 FRANCE

17-05-14 Amsterdam Bowl Final   S AFRICA 7 – 29 NETHERLANDS

17-05-14 Amsterdam Cup Quarter-final   AUSTRALIA 33 – 0 BRAZIL

16-05-14 Amsterdam AUSTRALIA 36 – 5 RUSSIA

16-05-14 Amsterdam CANADA 28 – 0 BRAZIL

22-02-14 Sao Paulo 7-8th Place   JAPAN 13 – 5 NETHERLANDS

22-02-14 Sao Paulo Semi-final   AUSTRALIA 31 – 0 ENGLAND

22-02-14 Sao Paulo  Quarter-final   N ZEALAND 35 – 7 NETHERLANDS

21-02-14 Sao Paulo   BRAZIL 14 – 20 NETHERLANDS

21-02-14 Sao Paulo RUSSIA 29 – 0 ARGENTINA

21-02-14 Sao Paulo  NEW ZEALAND 36 – 0 IRELAND

16-02-14 Atlanta 11-12th Place   IRELAND 5 – 20 BRAZIL

16-02-14 Atlanta  Quarter-final   NEW ZEALAND 42 – 0 JAPAN

15-02-14 Atlanta  BRAZIL 7 – 21 JAPAN

15-02-14 Atlanta  AUSTRALIA 31 – 0 CHINA