Four Nations 2016

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DSC_0004The Four Nations meeting is a chance for Wales to compete against Scotland, England and Ireland for a series of trophies. There is usually a mixture of men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams.
Wales are hosting the Four Nations this season, which due to ice availability will be in Scotland.

At last season’s Four Nations in 2015 Wales took a triple-crown (otherwise known as the Grand Slam) by beating England, Ireland and Scotland – the closest that the Four Nations ever has to an overall champion.

The trophies that Wales will be trying to retain are:

  • The Kay Trophy (against England)
  • The Meikle Trophy (against Ireland)
  • The Welsh Stone (aka “Big Bertha” – against Scotland)

Most nations compete for a single joint trophy, with the scores from all relevant matches (men’s, ladies’ and mixed) added together to decide the winner. However, Scotland play against England for separate men’s and ladies’ trophies; the Scotland v. England men’s contest, for the Tom Ballatyne Trophy, is the original rivalry and goes back over a century.

  • Matches for the Four Nations 2016

    TimeMatch     
    Sat 09:00England v. Wales (Mixed)England v. Wales (Mixed)Scotland v. Ireland (Men)Scotland v. Ireland (Women)Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Men)
    Sat 12:00Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Women)Wales v. Ireland (Mixed)Wales v. Ireland (Mixed)
    Sat 15:00Scotland v. Wales (Mixed)Scotland v. Wales (Mixed)England v. Ireland (Mixed)England v. Ireland (Mixed)
    Sun 09:00England v. Wales (Men)England v. Wales (Women)Scotland v. Ireland (Mixed)Scotland v. Ireland (Mixed)Scotland v. England (Men)
    Sun 11:30Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Men)Scotland v. England (Women)Wales v. Ireland (Men)Wales v. Ireland (Women)
    Sun 14:00Wales v. Scotland (Men)Wales v. Scotland (Women)England v. Ireland (Men)England v. Ireland (Women)
  • Wales’ team line-up for the Four Nations

    Men’s Teams

    Team A (v. England and Scotland):

    Adrian Meikle
    Richard Pougher
    Rhys Phillips
    Simon Meyers

    Team B (v. Ireland):

    James Pougher
    Adrian Meikle
    Andrew Tanner
    David Peek

    Women’s Teams

    Team A (v. England and Scotland):

    Dawn Watson
    Hilary Hogg
    Rachel McCann
    Delyth Glynn Jones

    Team B (v. Ireland):

    Laura Beever
    Lisa Peters
    Emily Sandwith
    Lydia Tanner

    Mixed Teams

    Team A1 (v. Ireland)

    Adrian Meikle
    Dawn Watson
    Simon Meyers
    Rachel McCann

    Team A2 (v. Ireland)

    Richard Pougher
    Hilary Hogg
    Rhys Phillips
    Delyth Glyn Jones

    Team B1 (v. England & Scotland)

    James Pougher*
    Laura Beever
    Alistair Reid
    Emily Sandwith

    Team B2 (v. England & Scotland)

    Andrew Tanner*
    Lisa Peters
    David Peek
    Lydia Tanner
    * – these players are due to switch positions for the matches against Scotland.

  • Results from the Four Nations 2016

    For more, see the Four Nations live scores site.