The Kiwi Ferns will open their 2017 Rugby League World Cup account against Canada on November 16 at Cronulla’s Southern Cross Group Stadium.
RLWC2017’s organising committee has announced the women’s tournament draw, with New Zealand drawing the North Americans and Papua New Guinea in Pool B.
With the support of the NSW Government, all pool matches and semi-finals will be played at the home of the Cronulla Sharks. The WRLWC2017 final will be played as a double-header with the men’s final at Brisbane Stadium on December 2, through support from the Queensland Government.
Pool A features reigning World Cup holders Australia, taking on England and Cook Islands.
The tournament draw will see the three pool rounds played as triple-headers on November 16, November 19 and November 22 respectively, with the semi-finals to be contested as a double-header on Sunday, November 26.
RLWC2017 chief executive officer Andrew Hill said the anticipation surrounding the women’s tournament reflects the growth of women’s rugby league and the draw supports what will be an exciting event.
“Interest in women’s rugby league has never been greater, and we want this tournament to provide a platform to showcase these world-class athletes and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
“The two pools are evenly matched and lend themselves perfectly to exciting rugby league. Having multiple games on the one day at Southern Cross Group Stadium will create a real festival of rugby league for teams and fans alike.
“We look forward to welcoming the six competing teams to Australia, as they vie for the title of 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup winners.”
Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 Pools
|Pool A||Pool B|
|Cook Islands||Papua New Guinea|
Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 Draw
Kick-off times to be confirmed
|November 16||New Zealand v Canada||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 16||England v PNG||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 16||Australia v Cook Islands||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 19||PNG v Canada||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 19||New Zealand v Cook Islands||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 19||Australia v England||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 22||England v Cook Islands||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 22||Australia v Canada||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 22||New Zealand v PNG||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 26||Semi-final – B1 v A2||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|November 26||Semi-final – A1 v B2||Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla|
|December 2||Final||Brisbane Stadium|
Ticket details for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches in Sydney will be announced in due course.
Fans can now purchase tickets for Finals Day at Brisbane Stadium on December 2, 2017 from RLWC2017.com. See both the women’s and men’s World Cup winners crowned on same day with the one ticket.
(Main photo: photosport.nz).