Women's Rugby World Cup faces delay

Women's Rugby World Cup faces delay

2021-03-03 01:02:00 PM

Women's Rugby World Cup faces delay

The ninth edition of the tournament was set to be held in New Zealand between 18 September and 16 October. World Rugby will postpone the competition until 2022.

File: A player with a rugby ball.AFP/Odd AndersenAUCKLAND - The Women’s 2021 Rugby World Cup looks likely to be the latest victim of COVID-19.The tournament is set to be postponed due to the pandemic.The ninth edition of the tournament was set to be held in New Zealand between 18 September and 16 October.

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World Rugby will postpone the competition until 2022.READ:Bigger squads, more rest at 2023 Rugby World CupNew Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson says his government remains committed to hosting the tournament next year.A final decision is expected after the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee consider recommendations.

New Zealand is the current holders, having defeated England 41-32 in the final in Belfast in 2017. Read more: eNCA »

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