Women’s Rugby World Cup draw made
England will face the USA, Italy and either Scotland or Spain in pool at next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup
Hosts Ireland will be joined by their fellow 2014 semi-finalists France in Pool C
Wales’ Pool A opposition includes four-times winners New Zealand and Canada
The draw for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup has been made, with host nation Ireland in a difficult pool alongside France and Australia.
A qualifier from Asia/Oceania will complete that pool while holders England join USA, Italy and a Europe 3 qualifier to make up Pool B.
2014’s runner-up, Canada will head Pool A and have been drawn alongside New Zealand, Wales and a nation from Asia/Oceania, with the tournament scheduled to run from Wednesday, August 9 to Saturday, August 26.
The games will be played at University College Dublin with the semi-finals and finals at Queen’s University Belfast and Kingspan Stadium.