The 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup was the sixth edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup and was held in England. The International Rugby Board Executive Committee selected the host union following a recommendation from the Rugby World Cup Limited board after considering bids from the Rugby Football Union and the German Rugby Union – it had been England’s third successive bid after being rejected in 2002 and 2006.

The tournament was again being organised by the International Rugby Board (IRB) as opposed to the host union, and included five matches for all teams played on 20, 24, 28 August and 1 and 5 September. In May 2009 it was announced that the semi final, 3rd place play off and final would take place at The Stoop and not Twickenham as had previously been suggested. Pool games were held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Interest in the tournament was far higher than had been anticipated. It was broadcast to 127 countries and all 2,500 seats at the opening two days of pool games were sold out, as was the third day despite the capacity being raised to 3,200. The semi-finals attracted over 6,000 spectators, while the final drew a crowd of 13,253 – a world record for a women’s rugby international – as well as a worldwide TV audience of (according to IRB figures) half a million.

The competition was won by New Zealand who beat England 13–10 in the final.

Three tries from the tournament were shortlisted for the IRB’s “Try of the Year” award.

Women’s RWC.

FINALS.

WRWC 2010 FINAL

WRWC 2010 3rd PLACE FINAL.

8 - 22
WRWC 3rd PLACE
The Stoop

France Women v Australia Women

WRWC 2010 SEMI FINALS.

PLAY OFFS.

5th to 8th FINAL.

20 - 23
WRWC 5/8 FINAL
Surrey Sports Park

Canada Women v USA Eagles

5th to 8th THIRD PLACE FINAL.

8 - 32
WRWC 5/8 3rd Place
Surrey Sports Park

Scotland Women v Ireland Women

5th to 8th SEMI FINALS.

41 - 0
WRWC 5/8 SF
Surrey Sports Park

Canada Women v Scotland Women

3 - 40
WRWC 5/8 SF
Surrey Sports Park

Ireland Women v USA Eagles

9th to 12th FINAL.

17 - 29
WRWC 9/12 FINAL
Surrey Sports Park

Springbok Women v Wales Women

9th to 12th THIRD PLACE FINAL.

8 - 12
WRWC 9/12 3rd Place
Surrey Sports Park

Sweden Women v Kazakhstan Women

9th to 12th SEMI FINALS.

25 - 10
WRWC 9/12 SF
Surrey Sports Park

Springbok Women v Kazakhstan Women

32 - 10
WRWC 9/12 SF
Surrey Sports Park

Wales Women v Sweden Women

POOL STAGES.

WRWC 2010 POOL A

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26 - 12
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

Australia Women v Wales Women

55 - 3
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

New Zealand v Springbok Women

15 - 10
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

Springbok Women v Wales Women

5 - 32
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

Australia Women v New Zealand

62 - 0
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

Australia Women v Springbok Women

41 - 8
WRWC POOL A
Surrey Sports Park

New Zealand v Wales Women

WRWC 2010 POOL B

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27 - 0
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

England Women v Ireland Women

0 - 51
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

Kazakhstan Women v USA Eagles

82 - 0
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

England Women v Kazakhstan Women

22 - 12
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

Ireland Women v USA Eagles

37 - 3
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

Ireland Women v Kazakhstan Women

37 - 10
WRWC POOL B
Surrey Sports Park

England Women v USA Eagles

WRWC 2010 POOL C

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15 - 9
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

France Women v Sweden Women

37 - 10
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

Canada Women v Scotland Women

17 - 7
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

France Women v Scotland Women

40 - 10
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

Canada Women v Sweden Women

32 - 5
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

Scotland Women v Sweden Women

8 - 23
WRWC POOL C
Surrey Sports Park

Canada Women v France Women