2025 Rugby World Cup stadiums confirmed, including Twickenham final - Ruck

2025 Rugby World Cup stadiums confirmed, including Twickenham final

The stadiums have been confirmed for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup’s opening and closing matches.

The tournament will take place across England, with the Red Roses amongst the favourites as the number one ranked team in the world.

The Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland Football Club, will host the opening match of the competition on August 22nd 2025. This follows on from England playing in the North East, after opening their 2023 Women’s Six Nations campaign at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park.

This match witnessed an emotional career send off to England’s all-time leading appearence holder Sarah Hunter, who spoke at today’s World Rugby event regarding the announcement.

Speaking at the event, Hunter said: “It’s been a real privilege to be part of today’s announcement of the opening and closing venues of Rugby World Cup 2025 and to meet so many talented rugby players from the North East.  

“The Red Roses opening game of the tournament at the Stadium of Light will be an amazing experience for the players and fans and having witnessed the electric atmosphere of almost sixty thousand watching the Red Roses at Twickenham earlier this year, I’ve every confidence it will sell out for the final.”

World Rugby also confirmed that Twickenham Stadium will host the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, on Saturday September 2

1. Twickenham (London): Location: London, England

Bio: Twickenham, often referred to as the home of English rugby, stands as an iconic venue with a rich history. Renowned for hosting major rugby events, this historic stadium in southwest London is the perfect setting for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

With a capacity to hold over 80,000 passionate fans, Twickenham promises an electrifying atmosphere that will undoubtedly contribute to the tournament’s excitement and prestige.

General view of the pitch before the Summer International match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on August 26, 2023 in London, England. ( Photo by Phil Mingo/PPAUK )

2. Stadium of Light (Sunderland): Location: Sunderland, England

Bio: Nestled on the banks of the River Wear, the Stadium of Light is a beacon of sporting passion in the North East. The home of Sunderland A.F.C. transforms into a rugby haven as it proudly hosts the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Boasting a striking modern architecture and a seating capacity of over 49,000, the stadium promises a thrilling experience for fans and players alike.

General view of the stadium of Light – Photo mandatory by-line: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile: 0797 1270 681 – 25/08/2015 – SPORT – FOOTBALL – Capital One Cup – Second Round – Sunderland AFC v Exeter City – Sunderland Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England