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New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021

New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.

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World Rugby hint at new international women's comp

World Rugby have hinted at a potential women's Rugby Championship-style competition in the coming future, with General Manager of Women's Rugby Katie Sadleir telling media in Sydney an international competition could be around the corner.

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World champion Black Ferns rout Wallaroos

New Zealand women's rugby domination over arch rivals Australia has continued with the all-conquering Black Ferns crushing the Wallaroos 31-11 in the Bledisloe Cup curtain raiser in Sydney.

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Wallaroos name experienced Patu as captain

Wallaroos coach Dwayne Nestor has named experienced hooker Liz Patu as the sides new captain ahead of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Black Ferns.

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Australia bid to host 2021 Women's RWC

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is confident of delivering a record-breaking women's Rugby World Cup if Australia is granted the right to host the 2021 tournament.

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New-look Wallaroos World Cup focused

The Wallaroos have announced a new-look 15-a-side squad, featuring 13 uncapped players, to play two Tests against world champions New Zealand next month in preparation for the 2021 World Cup.


Black Ferns hammer France for RWC7s crown

New Zealand have claimed a historic back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens title, and 26 straight wins, after they hammered France 29-0 in the gold medal final, while Australia claimed bronze over USA at AT&T Park in San Francisco.


Hansen backs NZ Women's World Cup bid

The experience of hosting the men's 2011 Rugby World Cup has indicated the wholehearted support New Zealand would give to a potential women's tournament in 2021, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said.

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Wallaroos in historic double-headers

Back-to-back double headers for the Wallabies and Wallaroos against New Zealand in August will be another step in Australia's bid to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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Heroic England win built on defence, willpower

The scoreboard failed to do justice to England's heroic defence -- including Meg Jones' remarkable last-gasp tackle -- or the team's bloody-mindedness as France were beaten in Belfast.

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WRWC: England to face Black Ferns in final

Holders England will meet New Zealand in Saturday's Women's Rugby World Cup final after the Black Ferns beat the United States 45-12 at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Processes key for Red Roses in WRWC semis

Since the tournament's inception 27 years ago England have failed to qualify for the Women's Rugby World Cup final on just one occasion when, in 1998, they had the misfortunate to come up against New Zealand in the semifinals.