One Month to Go Until Women’s Rugby World Cup

By iSportconnect | July 2, 2014

Today marks the one day to go until the start of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in the French capital, Paris.

The tournament, which sees New Zealand returning as defending champions, gets underway on August 1 with the final played at the new Stade Jean Bouin on August 17.

Broadcasters France TV and Eurosport have the rights to the tournament, with fifteen matches to be broadcast to a global audience over the five match days in the French capital, including all matches from pitch one in Marcoussis and six matches from Stade Jean Bouin.

Several matches will be also be live streamed on www.irb.com during the tournament.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The women’s Game has never been so competitive with several teams coming to France knowing they have a realistic chance of lifting the trophy in Paris on August 17.

“Excitement is really building with just one month until the pinnacle event in the women’s fifteen’s Game.

“The Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2010 was a watershed for the sport, and I expect we will see the skill and intensity levels rise even further this time around in Paris.”