New Zealand to host 2021 Women's World Cup

Nov 16, 2018, 01:38
New Zealand to host 2021 Women's World Cup

"As the evaluation reports submitted to the World Rugby Council said there were two outstanding bids, New Zealand and Australia submitted very compelling propositions and either could have done a good job".

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"I would also like to thank Australia for their exceptional bid".

Rugby Australia were confident of securing the rights to become the first southern hemisphere nation to host the tournament after securing $10m in government funding - $7m more than what was promised to New Zealand.

"I think her message today was very important, very personal and an invitation to come back to New Zealand just reinforced where our country is in regards to women's matters, where we are in regards to running major events and also where we are as a rugby nation".

"The whole country will get behind the team and I'm excited to see what this can do to help grow the game over the next three years". I think it will do a huge amount for the growth of the women's game.

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There are just two Bledisloe Cup Tests being played in a reduced Sanzaar schedule because of the Rugby World Cup starting on September 20.

"We were extremely proud of our bid and believe we were set to deliver a record-breaking world class tournament which would have shined a brighter light on the women's game than ever before".

Reigning champions New Zealand will host the 2021 Women's World Cup, World Rugby announced Wednesday.

The ninth edition of the tournament will be the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, with Auckland and Whangarei selected as cities to stage the six-week event in July and August 2021.

Dr Palmer, the legendary Black Ferns captain turned New Zealand Rugby board member, led the winning presentation at a World Rugby council meeting in Dublin alongside former All Blacks midfielder and fellow NZR director Mark Robinson.

"More of those teams now want to be in the Women's world cup and expansion in the women's world cup will be a topic for discussion".

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Mr Dent says Wellington being named as host for one of only two All Blacks tests in New Zealand for 2019 is significant.

"This is why I think the timing is right".

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said this match will be a special opportunity to look at the All Blacks before next year's Rugby World Cup.

"You listen to the presentation and it's the passion, it's a passion for the sport and everybody knows what rugby means to Kiwis".

"No better place to play." he said.

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