# WRWC2017

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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.
Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career
With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.
Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.
Watch: All the highlights from last night's thrilling 11-try World Cup final in Belfast
What a match, what an atmosphere.
Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.
The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.
Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost
There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.
Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.
Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.
England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final
The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.
Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.
Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
The Black Ferns were on fire again.
New record TV audience for women's rugby as over 3 million people tune in for Ireland-France
And that was just on French TV.
TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum
And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.
The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia
Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.
Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan
Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup
We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.
Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury
The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.
'We're training to be world champions' - Ireland lock Spence
The Old Belvedere clubwoman would love the opportunity to turn professional.