The Rugby League Four Nations (known as the Ladbrokes Four Nations in 2016, for sponsorship purposes), is a biennial rugby league football tournament run in partnership between the Australian Rugby League Commission, Rugby Football League and New Zealand Rugby League representing the top three nations in the sport: Australia, England and New Zealand.
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The Four Nations is a Rugby League tournament featuring international teams from Australia, New Zealand, England plus one other. It was originally contested as the Gillette Rugby League Tri-Nations in 1999 and involved the top three nations in the sport: Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. In 2009 the competition was replaced by a Four Nations series, and England now compete instead of Great Britain, with an additional side being invited (alternatively the Pacific Cup Champions and the...
Played over three to four weeks in October and November, the competition is in a ‘mini-league' format with each team playing the other once (three games each). The top two teams then go on to fight it out in the final.
The tournament is usually jointly hosted by a couple of the competing countries on an alternate southern/northern hemisphere basis. For example, New Zealand and Australia will host matches when the tournament is played in the southern hemisphere, and the next tournament will be jointly hosted by England and another European nation (usually France or Wales who are the strongest other European nations).
The points system used in the tournament is:Win – 2 pointsDraw – 1 pointLoss – 0 pointsThe two nations finishing in first and second place will contest the final. If the final is tied after 80 minutes or normal time then the game goes to Golden Point whereby the first scorer of any points in extra time is declared the winner.
The first Four Nations tournament was held in England and France in 2009 and then Australia and New Zealand in 2010, where Papua New Guinea were invited as winners of the Pacific Cup. Australia and New Zealand tend to dominate but it is hoped that the other competing nations will catch up to make the tournaments a fully competitive four-way battle.
The competition is administered by SANZAAR, a consortium consisting of four national governing bodies: the South African Rugby Union, New Zealand Rugby Union, Rugby Australia and the Argentine Rugby Union The inaugural Tri Nations tournament was in 1996, and was won by New Zealand – known as the All Blacks. South Africa won their first title in 1998, and Australia their first in 2000.
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