England Women

Ireland will host this year’s Women’s World Cup in August, with England aiming to defend the crown they won in 2014. The tournament will be broadcast on ITV and here’s all the other info you need…

POOL A

Canada

Hong Kong

New Zealand

Wales

POOL B

England

Italy

Spain

USA

POOL C

Australia

France

Ireland

Japan

THE FIXTURES

Wednesday 9 August

England v Spain (2pm, UCD Bowl)

New Zealand v Wales (2.45pm, Billings Park UCD)

USA v Italy (4.30pm, UCD Bowl)

Canada v Hong Kong (5.15pm, Billings Park UCD)

Ireland v Australia (7pm, UCD Bowl)

France v Japan (7.45pm, Billings Park UCD)

Sunday 13 August

New Zealand v Hong Kong (noon, Billings Park UCD)

England v Italy (2.30pm, Billings Park UCD)

USA v Spain (2.45pm, UCD Bowl)

Canada v Wales (5pm, Billings Park UCD)

Ireland v Japan (5.15pm, UCD Bowl)

France v Australia (7.45pm, UCD Bowl)

Thursday 17 August

Canada v New Zealand (noon, Billings Park UCD)

England v USA (2.30pm, Billings Park UCD)

Italy v Spain (4.45pm, UCD Bowl)

Australia v Japan (5pm, Billings Park UCD)

Wales v Hong Kong (5.15pm, UCD Bowl)

France v Ireland (7.45pm, UCD Bowl)

Tuesday 22 August

10th v 11th seed (noon, Queen’s University)

5th v 8th seed (2pm, Kingspan Stadium)

9th v 12th seed ( 2.30pm, Queen’s University)

Semi-final 1 2nd v 3rd seed (5pm, Kingspan Stadium)

6th v 7th seed (5pm, Queen’s University)

Semi-final 2 1st v 4th seed (7.45pm, Kingspan Stadium)

Saturday 26 August

11th-place play-off (noon, Queen’s University)

5th-place play-off (2pm, Kingspan Stadium)

9th-place play-off (2.30pm, Queen’s University)

7th-place play-off (5pm, Queen’s University)

3rd-place play-off (5pm, Kingspan Stadium)

Final (7.45pm, Kingspan Stadium)

TICKETS

See rwcwomens.com/tickets for the relevant links.

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