Asia’s final qualifier competition for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 shall be held in Hong Kong in mid-March.
Our 3 unions competing for a place at the RWC are Hong Kong, Japan and Kazakhstan.
Matches are scheduled to take place as below:
Saturday 14 March: Hong Kong v Kazakhstan
Wednesday 18 March: Kazakhstan v Japan
Sunday 22 March: Hong Kong v Japan
The winner shall go on to represent Asia at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in the second half of 2021
The runner up shall play for the final place in World Rugby’s repechage competition later this year.
- A revised match schedule guaranteeing longer rest periods which will greatly benefit player welfare
- The addition of the quarter-final stage to allow teams a further opportunity to play for a higher position
- With the longer rest periods and additional play-off stage, the total tournament window will increase from 23 to 35 days
- Furthering World Rugby’s commitment to prioritising player welfare by increasing tournament squad sizes from 28 to 30 players
Rugby World Cup 2017 was a record-breaker on many levels, furthering the reach, engagement and profile of the women’s game. It recorded a total of 45 million video views and had a total reach of more than 70 million throughout the five match days.
More than 750,000 fans from 230 countries and territories also visited the official website www.rwcwomens.com, attracting 58 per cent of new fans, setting new records for engagement of the multi-language content for a women’s Rugby World Cup.