Women's World Cup

Women's Rugby is very popular in many of the Rugby playing countries around the world. The first Women's Rugby World Cup was held in 1991, and it has been held every four years since.

The tournaments in 1991 and 1994 were not officially sanctioned by the IRB - it was not until the 1998 tournament that it received official IRB backing. After being runner's up for three years running, England triumphed in 2014 for their second Championships.

The next tournament will be held in 2017 in Ireland, and every four years onwards.



Year Host Winner Runner Up Score
2017 Ireland
2014 France England Canada 21-9
2010 England New Zealand England 13-10
2006 Canada New Zealand England 25-17
2002 Spain New Zealand England 19-9
1998 Netherlands New Zealand USA 44-12
1994 Scotland England USA 38-23
1991 Wales USA England 19-16

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