Women's Rugby World Cup 2017i

The Women's Rugby World Cup is the premier international competition in rugby union for women, and is organised by the sport's governing body, World Rugby. The championships are held every four years. The 2017 edition will be held in Ireland and will run from August 9-26.

The current holders are England. New Zealand have won the most Cup's having been crowned champions on four occasions. Hong Kong will make their debut at the 2017 World Cup.

  • Women’s 15s team was expected to play Kazakhstan in Dubai on February 13
  • Samoa also forced to withdraw leaving Kazakhstan to play Colombia in semi-final of rearranged qualifier tournament

Hong Kong forwards coach Royce Chan Leong-sze says time management ‘the biggest concern’ as Covid-19 disrupts quadrennial tournament and preceding Asian qualifiers.