Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup

The New Zealand squad celebrates winning the Rugby World Cup in 2015 but many familiar faces like Richie Mc Caw and Dan Carter are gone The New Zealand squad celebrates winning the Rugby World Cup in 2015 but many familiar faces like Richie Mc Caw and Dan Carter are gone
Shannon Reynolds | 17 November, 2018, 09:03

Hosting the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 could be worth $3.6 million to Auckland and will be played in the middle of a blockbuster year for the city.

They were chosen by World Rugby at its Council meeting in Dublin today, beating only rivals and neighbours Australia by 25 votes to 17.

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont congratulated New Zealand on their victory. It will be the first time the tournament has been held in the southern hemisphere.

New Zealand's bid was presented by Black Fern and NZR Board Member Farah Palmer, All Black and NZR Board Member Mark Robinson, NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew and they were joined by video by New Zealand's Prime Minster, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern.

The Wellington Test match will effectively be a dress rehearsal the All Blacks and South Africa's much-anticipated opening pool match of Rugby World Cup in Japan in September.

Games will be split between Auckland and Whangarei, with venues including the legendary Eden Park where the All Blacks have won two men's World Cup finals.

There are also significant impacts through global exposure and broadcast opportunities, including in some of Auckland's priority markets of Australia, United States, Japan and China.

New Zealand has won the World Cup five times, but has never hosted the tournament which in its eight tournament history has only ever been held in the northern hemisphere.

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"We put our best foot forward and the support we've had from New South Wales and the Federal Government was really outstanding", she said.

Meanwhile, the Black Ferns will again serve as the curtain-raiser against Australia at Eden Park before the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies.

Australia had planned on hosting the event in the Hunter region, with a final to be played at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.

The event in New Zealand in 2021 will follow record-breaking Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland a year ago.

"I know there will be thousands of supporters excited to go back to New Zealand".

New Zealand won a record fifth women's Rugby World Cup title past year in Ireland, beating England 41-32 in the final.

"We're obviously staying with a 12-team tournament in New Zealand but I think we'll see that expand, we'll see more of those countries involved".

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