The Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand has been postponed for a year due to health reasons and will last from October 8 to November 12, 2022, the World Rugby World Cup announced on Tuesday.
The World Rugby Board has said that the World Cup, originally scheduled for September 18 to October 16, will be “characterized by long leisure time for all teams”.
World Rugby added that this would allow all teams to rest for at least five days between matches. The move coincides with this year’s recognition of the next Men’s Rugby World Cup to be held in France in 2023.
The extension of the competition also makes it possible to review the calendar: all matches will take place on Saturdays and Sundays without one another.
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The final will be held on Saturday, November 12 at Eden Park
Group stage 20-9, 8-16, 15-16 and 22-23 will take place on October 20 in Auckland (Eden Park), Wangrei (Northlands Events Center) and Henderson (Whitcare Stadium) in the suburbs.
The quarterfinals will be held on October 29 and 30, and the semifinals on Saturday, November 5. The final will be held on Saturday, November 12 at Eden Park.
Detailed match schedules and broadcast times will be announced later, according to World Rugby.
Twelve teams will take part in the tournament and will be divided into three groups. France Number Group c With England, South Africa and Fiji. Group B Canada, the United States and a European country and an Asian have not yet qualified.
The Group A. New Zealand unites Australia, Wales and a country winner in a qualifier whose identity is not yet known.