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#Women's Rugby World Cup

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Monday 30 November, 2020

Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded to 16 teams

The change will take place from 2025.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

It will be the the first time the tournament will be in the southern hemisphere after it was held in Ireland last year.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

After the success of Ireland 2017, six countries want to host next Women's World Cup

Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and Wales are all interested in staging the tournament in 2021.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months

The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records

The 2017 event was the best-attended and most-viewed in tournament history.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Friday 18 August, 2017

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Monday 14 August, 2017

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Dramatic finish to Ireland's opening World Cup win over Australia draws over 320,000 viewers

The game averaged 17.45% of the available TV audience.

From The Daily Edge This photo of the tallest player in the Women's Rugby World Cup standing next to the shortest player is delightful Long And Short Of It

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match D Higgins

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party

The Aussies are hoping to fly under the radar and upset the odds on the opening night of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup?

With the tournament headed for our shores this year, how much can you recall from France three years ago?

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world

After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 August, 2017

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Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'

It has been a whirlwind week for Claire Molloy as she prepares to lead Ireland into a home World Cup.

# womens-rugby-world-cup - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party

The Women’s Rugby World Cup was officially launched in Dublin this morning and the tournament is expected to be the biggest ever.

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