The Rugby World Cup 2021 will feature 12 of the best women’s rugby teams in the world in New Zealand from 18th September – 16th October 2021.
The Rugby World Cup 2021 will be the ninth Rugby World Cup for women and the first to be held in the southern hemisphere.
Auckland, Northland and Waitakere were confirmed to host games in New Zealand.
Eden Park in Auckland, which also hosted the men’s RWC final in 2011, has been confirmed as the venue for the World Cup 2021 semi-finals and final.
The Rugby World Cup 2021 also announced the dates for the pool games and knockout stages for the RWC. The final of RWC 2021 will take place on October 16th with the first pool games kicking off 1-month beforehand on 18th September 2021.
For more information on the draw see our article here.
Three teams from Asia are still in with a chance of qualifying for RWC 2021 from Asia. Hong Kong will host the Asia Rugby Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifiers and take on Japan and Kazakhstan in March 2020.
World Rugby has confirmed it will be running a Coaching Internship Programme to provide female coaches with a unique 12-month placement opportunity with a team competing at Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand. Applicants have to come from one of the RWC 2021 participating unions.
Rugby fans can register their interest in joining the team behind the tournament by becoming official volunteers of Rugby World Cup 2021. The RWC 2021 website said, “Volunteers will play a key role in delivering the tournament and across a range of roles including hosting and way-finding, accreditation and team liaison.”
Fans can register via the Rugby World Cup 2021 website.