Rugby World Cup 2021
Rugby World Cup 2021, which will feature 12 of the best women’s rugby teams in the world in New Zealand, unveiled its logo and schedule for the tournament. RWC 2021 will run from 18th September – 16th October 2021.
Rugby World Cup 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 semis and final.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said:
“Women’s rugby is the single-biggest opportunity to grow the global game, and we are confident that New Zealand 2021 will be one of the great Rugby World Cups, attracting a new fan and player base for the sport.”
Rugby World Cup 2021 Logo and Brand
According to the press release form World Rugby, The RWC 2021 brand “has the vitality and connectivity of the ocean’s waters at its heart and features the ‘Ngaru’ – a symbol of the ocean’s waves that surround New Zealand and the many shores that teams will travel from to compete in the rugby tournament.
RWC 2021 will be the first RWC to adopt a gender-neutral naming approach. Beaumont added: “We are proud that RWC has adopted a gender-neutral naming approach to its properties – a bold and important move – and we are looking forward to seeing this come to life following the unveiling of the tournament brand here in Auckland today.”
RWC 2021 match schedule
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.
- Round 1 Pool matches: 18 September 2021, Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events centre
- Round 2 Pool matches: 23 September 2021, Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events centre
- Round 3 Pool matches: 28 September 2021, Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events centre
- Quarter-finals: 3 October 2021, Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events centre
- Semi-finals: 9 October 2021, Eden Park (Auckland)
- Bronze match + Final: 16 October 2021, Eden Park (Auckland)
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Executive Mark Robinson also added:
“This is an event we are very excited to be hosting and we can’t wait to have the world’s best women’s teams play here. The Black Ferns love playing at home and I know they are excited at the prospect of retaining the Rugby World Cup at home.”
The Black Ferns (NZ Women’s team) have won 5 of the previous 8 Rugby World Cups.
Women’s Rugby World Cup winners
- 1991: USA
- 1994: England
- 1998: New Zealand
- 2002: New Zealand
- 2006: New Zealand
- 2010: New Zealand
- 2014: England
- 2019: New Zealand
Asian qualifiers for RWC 2021
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.
The dates for Rugby World Cup 2021 have been announced:18 Sept – Pool matches 23 Sept – Pool matches 28 Sept – Pool matches3 Oct – Quarter-finals 9 Oct – Semi-finals 16 Oct – Bronze match + FINAL Official website: rugbyworldcup.com/2021/ #RWC2021
Posted by Rugby World Cup on Monday, 3 February 2020
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