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Monday 16 September 2019

New Zealand to host 2021 women's World Cup

Matches will be played at the 5,000-capacity Waitakere Stadium in Auckland and the Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, with a capacity of up to 20,000, as well as the 25,000-capacity Albany Stadium, and Eden Park (pictured), which hosted the 2011 World Cup final. Photo: Getty
Matches will be played at the 5,000-capacity Waitakere Stadium in Auckland and the Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, with a capacity of up to 20,000, as well as the 25,000-capacity Albany Stadium, and Eden Park (pictured), which hosted the 2011 World Cup final. Photo: Getty

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New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 as the tournament makes its way to the southern hemisphere for the first time. The Kiwis saw off stiff competition from Australia.

Matches will be played at the 5,000-capacity Waitakere Stadium in Auckland and the Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, with a capacity of up to 20,000, as well as the 25,000-capacity Albany Stadium, and Eden Park, which hosted the 2011 World Cup final.

Elsewhere, Ireland men's team look set to tour New Zealand for a three-Test series in 2022.

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