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  • garryowen2323
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    Ireland to host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

    Dublin and Belfast will host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 after World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for the prestigious tournament to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

    With women’s rugby continuing to experience record global growth, the pool stages will be held at University College Dublin, before the world’s top female rugby players convene in Belfast for the semi-finals and positional play-offs, including the final at the magnificent Kingspan Stadium.

    World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Women’s Rugby World Cup continues to go from strength to strength, proving a hit with fans, broadcasters and sponsors around the globe, with its compelling, competitive action and global profile.

    “With impressive results on and off the field, the IRFU is a leader in driving forward the promotion and development of women’s rugby and the union’s passion, dedication and expertise in women’s rugby was reflected in an impressive and forward think.

    “The awarding of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 to Ireland is great news for teams and fans as the sport continues to reach out and inspire new participants in our great game. I am sure that Dublin and Belfast will prove to be popular destinations.”

    A major international rugby success story, Women’s Rugby World Cup attracted capacity crowds and record broadcast audiences in the last two tournaments in France in 2014 and England in 2010.

    There are now more than 1.7 million women and girls playing the sport (an increase of 20 per cent on 2014), while women’s rugby also continues to experience record growth in popularity, attendance and media exposure driven by the success of Women’s Rugby World Cup and Olympic Games inclusion.


    Ireland has been at the forefront of the success story, winning the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2013 and claiming the Six Nations title earlier this year. In 2014, they caused one of the biggest upsets in Women’s Rugby World Cup history when they beat four-time defending champions New Zealand in the pool stages, before going on to finish fourth – their best-ever result.

    On announcement of the successful bid for Women's Rugby World Cup 2007, IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement that Irish Rugby will host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Interest and participation in women's rugby continues to grow and building on this momentum we believe Ireland can deliver the best Women's Rugby World Cup to-date.
    “We hope that the growing interest in women's rugby in Ireland, world leading facilities at UCD, Queen’s University Sport, Kingspan Stadium and our internationally recognised reputation for being one of the world's most welcoming nations will make an exceptional event for the entire country.

    “We would like to thank World Rugby for the opportunity to host this prestigious event and look forward to working closely with them to bring the tournament to these shores.’


    Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 was won by England, after they beat Canada in a thrilling final at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. The tournament set new records for both crowds and television audiences with close to three million viewers in France alone tuning in to watch the tournament at its peak last August.

    Women’s Rugby World Cup is being brought forward by one year to 2017 to maximise synergy with the Olympic Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens cycles for the world’s top female players. The event will return to a four-year cycle after 2017.

    http://www.worldrugby.org/news/70650

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  • Rebel
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    Originally posted by anno12 View Post
    I didn't know they were professional
    That's because they aren't.

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  • Rebel
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    Originally posted by MunsterBakery View Post
    Let's remember lads England are professional. What our women have done this tournament has been phenomenal.
    No they are not.

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  • Munsterboy
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    Originally posted by CorcĂ­och View Post
    I don't get all this talk about women's rugby only becoming popular recently.....

    Leinster have had big no's of fans since 2009
    Took you a while to cook that one up. ;)

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    I don't get all this talk about women's rugby only becoming popular recently.....

    Leinster have had big no's of fans since 2009

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  • sewa
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    That was a very impressive game of rugby, England's 13 was awesome, Maggie alphonsie deserved the trophy, great to see her bow out on top

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  • ustix
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    Women's RWC to the white Orcs.
    I'll settle for the men's RWC only, this time round.

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  • ustix
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    Game up. 21 9 after 75 mins.
    Looked a forward pass to me.

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  • ustix
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    Still only a score in it with 10 mins to go.

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  • ustix
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    14 9 after 60 mins.

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  • ustix
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    11 9 after 59 mins.

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  • ustix
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    Originally posted by John Cooper Clarke View Post
    From the final.....

    England 11 - 0 up and looking stronger. The Canadian half backs aren't up to it, and have a look at their 7 in the scrum - she has one leg way forward making it impossible to push.
    Perhaps seven is honed for a quick getaway.
    11 6 after 50 mins.
    Last edited by ustix; 17-August-2014, 17:50.

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  • Miguel Sanchez
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    From the final.....

    England 11 - 0 up and looking stronger. The Canadian half backs aren't up to it, and have a look at their 7 in the scrum - she has one leg way forward making it impossible to push.

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  • McCloud
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    Well done to the ladies good game unlucky in the end. Did themselves and Ireland proud.

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  • lilleexile
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    Originally posted by SecondRowGal View Post
    That ref hasn't reffed ONE high tackle and the French are at it all day!
    The French have got away with murder! One of them should have been in the bin after 20 mins. They simply couldn't cope with the superior Irish technicity in the ruck! They got a warning after the umpteenth infringement but then carried on with impunity - maybe someone told the ref "you're in France you know!".

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