The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Organising Committee have today announced the tournament draw for next year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

With the support of the NSW Government, the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 (WRLWC2017) pool matches and semi-finals will be played at Southern Cross Group Stadium, the home of 2016 NRL premiers the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. 

The WRLWC2017 final will be played as a double header with the men’s final in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on December 2, 2017, through support from the Queensland Government.

Pool A features reigning World Cup winners, Australia, taking on England and the Cook Islands. 

Pool B has New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Canada vying for progression to the semi-finals.

The tournament draw will see the three pool rounds played as triple headers on Thursday, November 16, Sunday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 22 respectively, with the semi-finals to be contested as a double header on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

RLWC2017 Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hill said the anticipation surrounding the WRLWC2017 reflects the growth of women’s rugby league and the tournament draw supports what will be an exciting event.

“Interest in women’s rugby league has never been greater and we want this tournament to provide a platform to showcase these world-class athletes and inspire others to follow in their footsteps,” he said.

“The two pools are evenly matched and lends itself perfectly to exciting rugby league.  

“Having multiple games on the one day at Southern Cross Group Stadium will create a real festival of rugby league for teams and fans alike.

“We look forward to welcoming the six competing teams to Australia as they vie for the title of 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup winners.”

Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 – Tournament Pools

Pool A

Pool B

Australia

New Zealand

England

Papua New Guinea

Cook Islands

Canada


Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 – Tournament Draw

16/11/2017 

Round 1   

New Zealand v Canada

Southern Cross Group Stadium

16/11/2017

Round 1

England v PNG

Southern Cross Group Stadium

16/11/2017

Round 1

Australia v Cook Islands

Southern Cross Group Stadium

19/11/2017

Round 2    

PNG v Canada

Southern Cross Group Stadium

19/11/2017  

Round 2

New Zealand v Cook Islands  

Southern Cross Group Stadium

19/11/2017

Round 2

Australia v England

Southern Cross Group Stadium

22/11/2017

Round 3

England v Cook Islands

Southern Cross Group Stadium

22/11/2017

Round 3

Australia v Canada

Southern Cross Group Stadium

22/11/2017

Round 3

New Zealand v PNG

Southern Cross Group Stadium

26/11/2017

Semi-Final

1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A

Southern Cross Group Stadium

26/11/2017

Semi-Final

1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B

Southern Cross Group Stadium

2/12/2017

Final

 

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


Ticket details for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches in Sydney will be announced in due course.

Fans can now purchase tickets for Finals Day in Brisbane on December 2, 2017 from RLWC2017.com.  

See both the women’s and men’s World Cup winners crowned on same day with the one ticket.