Women’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures

The 2021 Rugby World Cup was due to take place in New Zealand from 18 September to 16 October 2021, with fixtures being played in Auckland and Whangarei. However, the tournament was postponed until 2022 due to Covid.

Here are the new fixtures, announced in May 2021. The rescheduled tournament will take place in a later window, October-November, and all games will be played at weekends. The top two in each pool, and the two best third-placed teams, will advance to the quarter-finals. Should hosts New Zealand qualify for the knockout stage, they will play in quarter-final 2.

The kick-off times listed below are local times in New Zealand.

Women’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2022

Saturday 8 October – First Pool Matches

South Africa v France (2.15pm, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)

Fiji v England (4.45pm, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)

Australia v New Zealand (7.15pm, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool A)

Sunday 9 October – First Pool Matches

USA v Europe 1 (12.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Asia 1 v Canada (3.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Wales v Final Qualifier Winner (5.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

Saturday 15 October – Second Pool Matches

Final Qualifier Winner v Australia (3pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

USA v Asia 1 (5.30pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

France v England (8pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Sunday 16 October – Second Pool Matches

Europe 1 v Canada (12.45pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

Wales v New Zealand (3.15pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool A)

Fiji v South Africa (5.45pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)

Saturday 22 October – Third Pool Matches

Australia v Wales (2.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

New Zealand v Final Qualifier Winner (4.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

France v Fiji (7.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Sunday 23 October – Third Pool Matches

Asia 1 v Europe 1 (12.45pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

Canada v USA (3.15pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

England v South Africa (5.45pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)

Saturday 29 October – Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 1 (4.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)

Quarter-final 2 (7.30pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)

Sunday 30 October – Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 3 (1.30pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

Quarter-final 4 (4.30pm, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

Saturday 5 November – Semi-finals

Semi-final 1 (4.30pm, Eden Park, Auckland)

Semi-final 2 (7.30pm, Eden Park, Auckland)

Saturday 12 November – Final

Final (7.30pm, Eden Park, Auckland)

Women's Rugby World Cup Fixtures

France and England, European rivals in Pool C, meet on a Saturday night in Whangarei (Getty Images)

Past Tournaments

2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Ireland

Final – New Zealand 41-32 England

2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – France

Final – England 21-9 Canada

2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – England

Final – New Zealand 13-10 England

2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Canada

Final – New Zealand 25-17 England

2002 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Spain

Final – New Zealand 19-9 England

1998 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Netherlands

Final – New Zealand 44-12 United States

1994 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Scotland

Final – England 38-23 United States

1991 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Host nation – Wales

Final – United States 19-6 England

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