The 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup (officially IRB Rugby World Cup 2006 Canada) took place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The tournament began on 31 August and ended on 17 September 2006. The 2006 tournament was the third World Cup approved by the IRB, the previous two being held 2002 in Spain and in the Netherlands, in 1998. The Black Ferns of New Zealand won the 2006 World Cup, defeating England in the final, as they had in 2002. It was New Zealand’s third successive title.

The semi-finals were also direct repeats of the 2002 tournament – in fact five of the top six places in the final rankings were unchanged. Elsewhere the USA advanced from 7th in 2002 to 5th, and Ireland climbed from 14th to 8th while Australia (5th to 7th), Spain (8th to 9th), and Samoa (9th to 10th) slipped down.

The period prior to the competition had not been without controversy. The decision to award the hosting of the competition to Canada ahead of a strong bid from England surprised many.

In addition – apart from in Asia – there were no qualifying tournaments for the 2006 World Cup. Instead teams were invited to take part by the IRB with selection based on performances at the World Cup in 2002 and in international matches between 2002 and 2005. This resulted in accusations of a lack of clarity in regard to some selection decisions. In particular the awarding of the final place in the tournament to Samoa instead of Wales (following a poor performance by Wales in the 2005 Six Nations) was the cause of some controversy and comment prior to the event.

From Wikipedia

Women’s RWC.

FINALS.

WRWC 2006 FINAL

WRWC 2006 3rd PLACE FINAL.

WRWC 2006 SEMI FINALS.

PLAY OFFS.

5th to 8th FINAL.

5th to 8th THIRD PLACE FINAL.

5th to 8th SEMI FINALS.

9th to 12th FINAL.

9th to 12th THIRD PLACE FINAL.

9th to 12th SEMI FINALS.

POOL STAGES.

WRWC 2006 POOL A

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDBPPts
133001377130214
2312014115-10104
330302297-7500

WRWC 2006 POOL B

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDBPPts
1330011916103214
2312084463826
331204867-1915

WRWC 2006 POOL C

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDBPPts
13210753738210
232103435-119
3303020179-15900

WRWC 2006 POOL D

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDBPPts
132101317160210
23210563818210
331203264-3215

ROUND ONE.

ROUND TWO.

ROUND THREE.