Saturday 10 December 2016

Ireland drawn in tough group for Women’s Rugby World Cup

Published 09/11/2016 | 11:53

Ireland have been drawn in a World Cup group with Australia and France
Ireland have been drawn in a World Cup group with Australia and France

Ireland will face Australia and France in next year's Women's Rugby World Cup after Tom Tierney's side were drawn in Pool C in today's draw in Belfast.

  • Go To

France, Ireland and Australia will be joined by one of Japan, Fiji or Hong Kong who will play off in a round robin tournament next month.

Speaking about the draw, Ireland Women's Captain Niamh Briggs said: "This is a huge opportunity for the Irish team. We've been drawn with France who we know well from the Six Nations, as well as Australia and then one of Fiji, Japan or Hong Kong so we will be looking forward to the challenge of taking on those teams in UCD in nine months time.

"With the competition taking place in our own back yard, it gives the Irish fans a huge opportunity to bring as much passion and support to Dublin and Belfast as possible so we're looking forward to seeing lots of green at the venues next August.”

Pool A

Canada

New Zealand

Wales

Asia/Oceania 2

Pool B

England

USA

Italy

Europe 1

Pool C

France

Ireland

Australia

Asia / Oceania 1

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport