Women Rugby World Cup: Results| Winners| Highlights

New Zealand are the world champions after a thrilling 34–31 win against England, who were knocked out after just 17 minutes by Lydia Thompson. Today we will discuss about Women Rugby World Cup: Results| Winners| Highlights

Women Rugby World Cup: Results| Winners| Highlights

The Rugby World Cup is the women’s rugby union world championship organized by World Rugby. The first Rugby World Cup for women was held in 1991, but the tournament did not receive official support from the International Rugby Board (IRB, now World Rugby) until the 1998 tournament; As of 2009, the IRB retrospectively recognized the 1991 and 1994 tournaments and their champions.

Results

Women Rugby World Cup: Results| Winners| Highlights

New Zealand’s running game trumps England’s might to win a thrilling final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 34-31 in Auckland on Saturday and retain their title in front of a record 42,579 crowd.

It was a spectacular end to a tournament that broke attendance records and came after England played three-quarters of a game with 14 players.

Winger Ayesha Leti-Iga put the Black Ferns ahead with her sixth attempt and held at Eden Park to end England’s world-record winning streak in 30 matches. This was the hosts’ sixth World Cup title.
England winger Lydia Thompson was shown a red card for a head-high tackle, but she still almost pulled off the win thanks to the pace of her forward play.

Four of England’s five attempts came from lineout drives, including a hat-trick to hooker Amy Koken, and were given a last-minute chance to snatch the win.

However, two lineout drives by the home team were repulsed on their attempt and when England were knocked out, the 40,000 crowd – a record for a women’s rugby match – burst into noise.

Winners

It was the largest game of women’s rugby ever played and, somehow, it exceeded that high billing. New Zealand are the Rugby World Cup champions, but it was only after a very surprising contest that demonstrated why the tournament has captured the imagination of so many. England will feel lost but they played their part in perhaps the best World Cup final in history.

It was also Red Rose’s worst nightmare. It was the Black Ferns’ second defeat in consecutive World Cup finals and their first defeat by anyone in 31 Tests. They were up and cruising 14–0 in the first quarter, reduced to just 14 players after winger Lydia Thompson was shown a red card for a high challenge on the excellent Portia Woodman. In that misplaced split second, everything changed.

Even in the final moments, however, a final shot at redemption remained. England, after being awarded a penalty, opted for a final lineout at five metres. For weeks his driving maul has been unstoppable and the stage was set. When it mattered most, however, the ball ended up in grateful Kiwi hands and the defending champions were safe.

Highlights

What a set of semifinals! The final four teams involved in the Rugby World Cup made sure to deliver on Saturday at Eden Park, with two incredible matches in attendance of 22,043 fans.

Canada pushed England into the opening match before end-to-end play in the second match between New Zealand and France. So what were the best bits?

Ever since the rugby world came to New Zealand for this tournament, discussions have reached a climax and what will be the ‘best’ final, the ‘dream’ match. Well, we’ve got what most people expected, host Black Ferns take on the world number one England team for the title of world champions next weekend at Eden Park.

New Zealand’s Premier Stadium is expected to be sold out for the final as New Zealand chase down their sixth women’s title and the Red Roses aim to extend their winning run to 31 Tests by defeating the Black Ferns for the first time in the World Cup. Pick up your third title. Around 8,000 tickets were deducted as soon as the last whistle blew.

Given two semi-finals, this should be a cracking match – and both teams have been given food for thought over the next seven days

Yes, we are stealing an expression coined by BBC’s Sarah Orchard to describe England winger Abbey Dow, who made an incredible effort against Canada.

It was a very non-English score as the Red Rose opted to attack from behind their try-line, Zoe Harrison passed to Claudia MacDonald, who broke the top of the ten.

McDonald then found Dow, who had nearly pitched three Canada defenders as she approached the opposition try-line, stopped Paige Farries, and raced to the top.

You might want to watch it on a loop!

Sophie de Goode’s parents have T-shirts with the above slogan and they have proved what a great player she is in this entire World Cup. have lineout skills

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