The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted sports and game scheduling including the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, which was postponed from 18 September 2021 to 16 October 2022. The officials confirmed that the tournament for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 (RWC) will still be played in New Zealand’s Auckland and Northland cities and that the games will always be played over the weekends. This leaves a five-day break between the matches.
The cities are expected to be full of both local and international fans, who will be assisted through tour group organizers endorsed by the authorities. The government has a detailed travel guide on appropriate websites to help all Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 fans who will be traveling to support their teams.
A Summary of Previous Women’s Rugby World Cup Tournaments
Just to give you a heads up, let’s summarize the previous tournaments of the RWC.
- From 1998 to 2010, New Zealand has retained the winner’s title for tournaments held in different countries around the world.
- The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 was held in France, and England went home with the trophy.
- The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 was hosted by Ireland, and New Zealand took the trophy. As such, they will be defending the trophy in their own country.
Simple Predictions of the Outcome of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021
The history of the Women’s Rugby World Cup can suggest possible outcomes. There is a trend; the Black Ferns, New Zealand’s official team, has won 4 times out of the previous 5 tournaments. Notably, the trophy is currently in their country, and they will be defending it aggressively. Now that they will be playing at home, they are likely to up their game a notch higher to enjoy a home game advantage.
Nonetheless, the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will be a tightly contested tournament with England, France, Canada, and the USA eyeing the winner’s title as well. All these women’s teams have confirmed that they are well prepared to play their best.
What the Fixtures Look Like
There is a long list of fixtures that will start on 16 October 2022. All the teams that qualified for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 (now 2022) have been slotted and already know the dates they will be playing.
However, it is too early to conclude that this is final because the tournament has now been pushed to 2022.
The officials of the RWC have no intention to change the dates. However, uncertainties remain because of the potential impact of new coronavirus variants.
For your planning, whether you are a fan or team official, check the relevant websites to discover what the fixtures of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 look like right now.
Ticket Information for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021
As we wrap up, it is worth mentioning that there is ample information on the web on how to get yourself a ticket for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021. It is not too early to grab the best seat and book a hotel in Auckland or Northland for ultimate convenience.
Lastly, take the time to gather all important information on the RWC and prepare accordingly.