The World Rugby Executive Council has awarded New Zealand the hosting rights for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 (WRWC2021).
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said this is a proud moment for Kiwis and rugby fans all around the world.
“I’m hugely excited the event will be held here. New Zealand is the home of women’s rugby, the Black Ferns captured our imaginations again when they won their fifth World Cup title last year, and our entire country will get behind the tournament and all the teams participating in 2021.
This Government is committed to more women and girls getting involved in sport, so we are enthusiastic supporters of bringing this elite women’s tournament to New Zealand and inspiring a new generation of women and girls to get involved in rugby.”