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