WRWC 2017 Tickets on Sale Monday 9th January as Pool Schedule Confirmed

09 January 2017

WRWC 2017 Tickets on Sale Monday 9th January as Pool Schedule Confirmed
REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Pool Draw, Belfast City Hall 9/11/2016 Pictured at the pool draw for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Belfast City Hall is World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont and Ireland's Niamh Briggs. The Women’s Rugby World Cup will take place in Ireland in August 2017, with group fixtures taking place in University College Dublin and play-off fixtures taking place in Queen’s University Belfast and Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. The final will take place in Kingspan Stadium on the 26th August 2017 and tickets are on sale now via www.ticketmaster.ie/WRWC2017 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

England v Spain Open WRWC2017 with Hosts Ireland meeting Australia on Day One


Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 will reach another important milestone when tickets for the pool stages go on sale tomorrow, Monday 9th January, at 9am on Ticketmaster.

The pool stage match schedules are now confirmed.  Games will take place across two pitches in University College Dublin, The UCD Bowl and Billings Park, on 9, 13 and 17 August.

Defending champions England will get the tournament underway in the UCD Bowl at 2pm on Wednesday 9th August when they meet Pool B rivals Spain before New Zealand take on Wales in the opening game of Pool A at 2:45pm in Billings Park.  Hosts Ireland get Pool C underway when they welcome Australia to the UCD Bowl at 7pm and the first day of competition will come to a close when France take on Japan in Billings Park at 7:45pm.

Day tickets for each of the three pool days start at just €5 for schoolchildren and €10 for adults, per day, for Billings Park, while day tickets for the UCD Bowl start at just €10 for schoolkids and €15 for adults, per day.  Family tickets (two adults and two children) start from just €25 for Billings Park and €40 for the UCD Bowl, per day.

Pool stage tickets will be available from 9am Monday 9th January from www.ticketmaster.ie/wrwc2017 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wrwc2017, where tickets for the final stages of the tournament are already on sale.

Announcing the sale Fiona Coghlan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Ambassador, said,

"With just eight months to go until the first games in UCD, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 takes another important step forward with the pool schedules confirmed and all tickets on sale.
Having played in and experienced the Women's Rugby World Cup, I know that these are great sporting events and have no doubt that the 2017 tournament in Ireland will be the best ever.  With ticket prices from just €5 everyone will have the opportunity to experience a major international sporting event on home soil, as some of the best athletes in the world battle it out for the Women's Rugby World Cup.”
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said

"The pool stage fixture announcement and tickets going on sale is always an exciting time for teams and fans as they can really now plan in detail for August. The schedule has thrown up some fascinating matches, not least home favourites Ireland playing Australia on the opening day in Dublin. That promises to be a great battle and is sure to attract a big crowd to UCD.
The Women's Rugby World Cup is going from strength to strength. The 2014 tournament in France was a huge success as was the 2010 version in England. As women's rugby is currently one of the world's fastest growing team sports, we have no doubt that the 2017 event in Ireland will continue that upward trend and inspire the next generation of future stars.”
The Semi-Finals will take place in Kingspan Stadium on Tuesday 22nd August with the Final scheduled for Saturday the 26th in the home of Ulster Rugby.
Ranking play-off games will take place in Queens University over the same dates.

Ireland's knock-out matches will take place in Kingspan Stadium regardless of their ranking position.

Tickets are currently on sale for these games from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wrwc2017. Prices start from just £10 for children, £15 for adults and £45 for families (2+2).

For more information, visit http://www.rwcwomens.com/fixture
Match Schedule
Match venues:

  • UCD Bowl, UCD, Dublin

  • UCD Billings Park, UCD, Dublin

  • Queens University, Belfast

  • Kingspan Stadium, Belfast


Pool APool BPool C
New ZealandUSAIreland
Hong KongSpainJapan

Match Schedule

Match day 1: Wednesday 9th August 2017

No.Pool Kick-offMatchVenue/Pitch
1.B14:00England v SpainUCD Bowl
2.A14:45New Zealand v WalesBillings Park, UCD
3.B16:30USA v ItalyUCD Bowl
4.A17:15Canada v Hong KongBillings Park, UCD
5.C19:00Ireland v AustraliaUCD Bowl
6.C19:45France v JapanBillings Park, UCD

Match day 2: Sunday 13th August 2017

7.A12:00New Zealand v Hong KongBillings Park, UCD
8.B14:30England v ItalyBillings Park, UCD
9.B14:45USA v SpainUCD Bowl
10.A17:00Canada v WalesBillings Park, UCD
11.C17:15Ireland v JapanUCD Bowl
12.C19:45France v AustraliaUCD Bowl

Match day 3: Thursday 17th August 2017                                                                                   

13.A12:00Canada v New ZealandBillings Park, UCD
14.B14:30England v USABillings Park, UCD
15.B14:45Italy v SpainUCD Bowl
16.C17:00Australia v JapanBillings Park, UCD
17.A17:15Wales v Hong KongUCD Bowl
18.C19:45France v IrelandUCD Bowl


At the end of the pool phase the teams will be seeded based on the position in which they finished in their respective pools.

1st SeedPool winner with most competition points
2nd SeedPool winner with 2nd most competition points
3rd SeedPool winner with 3rd most competition points
4th SeedPool second place with most competition points
5th SeedPool second place with 2nd most competition points
6th SeedPool second place with 3rd most competition points
7th SeedPool third place with most competition points
8th SeedPool third place with 2nd most competition points
9th SeedPool third place with 3rd most competition points
10th SeedPool fourth place with most competition points
11th SeedPool fourth place with 2nd most competition points
12th SeedPool fourth place with 3rd most competition points


Based on the seedings the allocation of 4th round matches will be as follows:

Match day 4: Tuesday 22nd August 2017

For Rankings 9 - 12
19.12:0010th Seed  v  11th SeedQUB, Malone*
20.14:309th Seed  v 12th SeedQUB, Malone*
For Rankings 5 - 8
21.17:006th Seed  v 7th SeedQUB, Malone*
22.14:005th Seed  v 8th SeedKingspan
Semi Finals
23.17:002nd Seed  v 3rd SeedKingspan
24.19:451st Seed  v 4th SeedKingspan


Match day 5: Saturday 26th August 2017                   

No.Kick OffMatchVenueRanking matches
25.12:00Loser Match 19 v Loser Match 20QUB, Malone*11-12
26.14:30Winner Match 19 v Winner Match 20QUB, Malone*9-10
27.17:00Loser Match 21 v Loser Match 22QUB, Malone*7-8
28.14:30Winner Match 21 v Winner Match 22Kingspan5-6
29.17:00Loser Match 23 v Loser Match 24Kingspan3-4
30.19:45Winner Match 23 v Winner Match 24Kingspan1-2

* Should results have Ireland playing in QUB, their match(s) will be switched with the first game in Kingspan Stadium each day.