Women's Rugby World Cup

Women's World Cup in New Zealand would be embraced by all, says Hansen | Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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.<p>Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - France vs New Zealand - Stade de …

Sport (UK)

Six countries vying to stage Women's Rugby World Cup 2021

DUBLIN – The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 has attracted a record level of interest after six unions said they wanted to stage the event.Australia, …

Rugby World Cup

ASB gift Black Ferns a lasting memento at historic capping event

ASB as proud partner of the world-champion Black Ferns is delighted to have been part of the inaugural capping event celebrating former players, who …

Sport (New Zealand)

NZ Rugby congratulates recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours

Women’s Rugby World Cup winning captain Fiao’o Faamausili heads this year’s list of rugby service awards in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours …

Sport (New Zealand)

Sport NZ congratulates Sport and Recreation Award winners

Sport NZ congratulates the winners of the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Wellington this evening.<p>"It’s vital that we …

Sport (New Zealand)

New Zealand Rugby: 17 Women's World Cup winners given contract for first time

<b>New Zealand Rugby have given 17 of their Women's World Cup-winning players contracts for the first time.</b><p>In total, 28 Black Ferns have been offered the part-time deals, which involve 10-14 hours of training per week and access to technical and medical services.<p>New Zealand beat England 41-32 in the …

New Zealand Rugby

New Zealand women's rugby team awarded professional contracts

WELLINGTON (AFP) -<p>New Zealand Rugby (NZR) unveiled the first professional contracts for the world champion Black Ferns women's team on Wednesday, calling it "a step forward" for the game.<p>It said 28 female players received contracts and another two would be awarded later this year.<p>It means team …

Women's Rugby

Black Ferns coach hails women's rugby heroes, says they lost money 'from their own pocket' to represent their country

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore has credited the hard work of the women in the national team in the lead up to their successful 2017 World Cup campaign …

Sport (New Zealand)

Ireland women to face USA Eagles in Dublin in November

<b>Ireland women will face USA Eagles for a fourth time when the sides meet at Donnybrook in Dublin on 18 November.</b><p>USA secured victories in 1994 and 2006 before Ireland prevailed at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup in France.<p>"It's great to have the USA travelling over for this fixture - they're a top …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Soldier Field will host international rugby tripleheader in November

Soldier Field will host to a triple-header of primetime international rugby matchups on Nov. 3, USA Rugby and partners announced Tuesday. The Rugby …

Rugby Union

Rugby: Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks to play in Chicago triple-header

The World Champion Black Ferns will play at Chicago's Soldier Field for the first time as they join the Maori All Blacks, the USA Eagles, Italy and …

New Zealand

Black Ferns to play in Chicago

The World Champion Black Ferns will play for the first time at Chicago's Soldier Field - as they join the Maori All Blacks, the United States, Italy …

New Zealand

Tripleheader blockbuster for Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks

The World Champion Black Ferns will play for the first time at New Zealand’s favourite rugby ground in the United States – Chicago’s Soldier Field – …

New Zealand Rugby

SA's best to stake a claim for Springbok women's honours

CAPE TOWN – A total of 65 of the top women’s players in the country will gather in Cape Town on Wednesday for two national training camps in line …

Sport (South Africa)

The Rugby Weekend

USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide, along with host city partners Chicago Sports Commission and Soldier Field, have announced that world class international …

Team USA

Exciting changes for Women's Rugby World Cup 2021

Building on the success of a record-breaking Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland, the changes, approved by the Rugby World Cup Board following a …

New Zealand Rugby

Significant changes announced to format of Women's Rugby World Cup

World Rugby have announced significant changes to the format of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, including the introduction of quarter-finals and the expansion of squad sizes in order to deliver a more competitive tournament. The duration of the tournament will also be extended taking player welfare …

Rugby Union

Women's Rugby World Cup: Format changes announced for 2021 tournament

Quarter-finals will be introduced and classification matches scrapped at the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup, World Rugby has revealed.

Rugby World Cup

Black Ferns stop off in Lower Hutt with the World Cup

Black Ferns Lesley Ketu, left, and Chelsea Alley stopped by Petone Rugby Club for a girl's development day.<p>Black Fern Chelsea Alley first picked up a …

Sport (New Zealand)

Ulster Rugby: Moore and Mallinder linked with head coach vacancy

<b>New Zealand women's coach Glenn Moore has been linked with the head coach vacancy at Ulster.</b><p>Former Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder is believed to be another possibility for the position.<p>On Saturday operations director Bryn Cunningham revealed that Ulster have filled the post, …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Wallaroos lock in double-headers with Wallabies against New Zealand

Women to join men on Bledisloe Test dates in August Sydney and Auckland to host historic games<p>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.<p>The Australian women’s team will …

Sport (UK)

New Zealand men's and women's rugby sevens teams finish Games on a high

GOLD COAST – New Zealand left an unforgettable Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games rugby sevens competition with a fifth men's gold medal and the …

Rugby Sevens

Spark, TVNZ win broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 and more

Spark and TVNZ have won the broadcast rights for major international rugby tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup 2019.<p>New Zealanders will be …

Rugby World Cup

Spark NZ bags rights to stream Rugby World Cup 2019 | Reuters

April 16 (Reuters) - New Zealand’s biggest telecommunications and internet provider, Spark New Zealand Ltd , said on Monday it and state-owned Television New Zealand had secured rights to stream the Rugby World Cup 2019.<p>The company said the tournament would be offered on a pay-to-watch basis, but …

Rugby World Cup

Spark, TVNZ secure Rugby World Cup, Women's, Sevens, U-20

Spark and TVNZ have secured the rights to broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup.<p>The deal would also include broadcasts of the Women's Rugby World Cup, …

Rugby World Cup

USA Rugby Remembers 1991 Women’s World Cup Team

27 years ago today (Sat, Apr. 14), the 1991 Women's Eagles made history. In what is recognized as the first Women's Rugby World Cup, the United …

Team USA

Canada to host Scotland in June rugby international at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium

Canada will host Scotland on June 9 in an international rugby test match at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.<p>The Scots are currently ranked fifth in …

Rugby Sevens

Rugby player Rachel Taylor says more should be done to get women into sport

Rugby player Rachel Taylor has said there is still "a great deal of work to be done" to get women into sport.<p>Rachel Taylor is a former captain of the …

News (Wales)

Sister act transforms Poppy Cleall's fortunes from bit part to centre stage

Poppy Cleall may have been named player of the match for her performance in this eight-try rout but someone who was sitting in the stands and has yet to wear the Red Rose had a major influence on the victory - her identical twin Bryony.<p>Poppy was a bit part player during the Women’s Rugby World Cup …

Rugby World Cup

Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje nominated for World Rugby's player of the year award

Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje have been nominated for World Rugby's player of the year award.<p>The England duo make the shortlist after excelling for the British and Irish Lions in the summer's drawn Test series with New Zealand.<p>All Blacks pair Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane and Australia's Israel …

Rugby Union