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 around the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017, visit www.rwcwomens.com

Match Schedule
Match venues:

  • UCD Bowl, UCD, Dublin
  • UCD Billings Park, UCD, Dublin
  • Queens University, Belfast
  • Kingspan Stadium, Belfast

Pools

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Canada England France
New Zealand USA Ireland
Wales Italy Australia
Hong Kong Spain Japan

Match Schedule

Match day 1: Wednesday 9th August 2017

Pool Kick-off Match Venue/Pitch
B 14:00 England v Spain UCD Bowl
A 14:45 New Zealand v Wales Billings Park, UCD
B 16:30 USA v Italy UCD Bowl
A 17:15 Canada v Hong Kong Billings Park, UCD
C 19:00 Ireland v Australia UCD Bowl
C 19:45 France v Japan Billings Park, UCD

Match day 2: Sunday 13th August 2017

Pool Kick-off Match Venue
A 12:00 New Zealand v Hong Kong Billings Park, UCD
B 14:30 England v Italy Billings Park, UCD
B 14:45 USA v Spain UCD Bowl
A 17:00 Canada v Wales Billings Park, UCD
C 17:15 Ireland v Japan UCD Bowl
C 19:45 France v Australia UCD Bowl

Match day 3: Thursday 17th August 2017                                                                                   

Group Kick-off Match Venue
A 12:00 Canada v New Zealand Billings Park, UCD
B 14:30 England v USA Billings Park, UCD
B 14:45 Italy v Spain UCD Bowl
C 17:00 Australia v Japan Billings Park, UCD
A 17:15 Wales v Hong Kong UCD Bowl
C 19:45 France v Ireland UCD 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 Seed Pool winner with most competition points
2nd Seed Pool winner with 2nd most competition points
3rd Seed Pool winner with 3rd most competition points
4th Seed Pool second place with most competition points
5th Seed Pool second place with 2nd most competition points
6th Seed Pool second place with 3rd most competition points
7th Seed Pool third place with most competition points
8th Seed Pool third place with 2nd most competition points
9th Seed Pool third place with 3rd most competition points
10th Seed Pool fourth place with most competition points
11th Seed Pool fourth place with 2nd most competition points
12th Seed Pool 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

No Kickoff Match Venue
For Rankings 9 – 12
12:00 10th Seed  v  11th Seed QUB, Malone*
14:30 9th Seed  v 12th Seed QUB, Malone*
For Rankings 5 – 8
17:00 6th Seed  v 7th Seed QUB, Malone*
14:00 5th Seed  v 8th Seed Kingspan
Semi Finals
17:00 2nd Seed  v 3rd Seed Kingspan
19:45 1st Seed  v 4th Seed Kingspan

Match day 5: Saturday 26th August 2017                   

Kick Off Match Venue Ranking matches
12:00 Loser Match 19 v Loser Match 20 QUB, Malone* 11-12
14:30 Winner Match 19 v Winner Match 20 QUB, Malone* 9-10
17:00 Loser Match 21 v Loser Match 22 QUB, Malone* 7-8
14:30 Winner Match 21 v Winner Match 22 Kingspan 5-6
17:00 Loser Match 23 v Loser Match 24 Kingspan 3-4
19:45 Winner Match 23 v Winner Match 24 Kingspan 1-2

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