The 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup was the seventh edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, and the sixth held in Europe. The World Cup Final took place on 17th August.
All of the pool games for the World Cup took place at the Centre National du Rugby (CNR) in Marcoussis and Marcoussis Rugby Club with the French union adopting the concept of restricting the tournament to one or two locations as in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup in London. Marcoussis is about 20 miles south of Paris.
The knockout stages of the tournament also saw matches played at the CNR in Marcoussis, with the semi-finals, Bronze Final and Final taking place at Stade Jean-Bouin in the French capital – home of Stade Français.
The matches took place on 1, 5, 9, and 13 August with the final played on 17 August.
The tournament format was the same as in 2010, with 12 teams split into three pools of four. The pool allocation draw took place once all 12 teams were confirmed.