Wellington to host All Blacks vs Springboks pre-RWC clash

Paola Ditto
Novembre 15, 2018

In an age where Trans-Tasman rugby wins are scarce for Australia, there is hope officials can do enough to fend off New Zealand and claim the right to stage the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.

WREDA's Events and Experiences General Manager Warrick Dent says he expects tickets to be in high demand.

Jon Dutton, chief executive of the 2021 tournament, said: "One of our main aims was to hold the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup of all time and I'm delighted that we have that confirmed. Next year's repeat match up promises plenty of excitement and, for All Blacks fans at least, a result reversal".

"They presented a very strong and compelling bid and we look forward to working with New Zealand Rugby to host a successful and inspiring tournament".

"We know that All Blacks tests typically pump between $7-$9 million into the regional economy, providing a big boost during the traditionally slower tourism winter months to the accommodation, hospitality and retail sectors".

With the Black Ferns based in Aotearoa, New Zealand, we pitched it that if you played women's rugby you'd want to come to New Zealand.

Castle said RA would weigh up a bid for the 2025 contest. The panel voted 25-17 in New Zealand's favour. "This is about the momentum we've got for women's rugby".

"Every member of the World Rugby Council would have got a fully documented appraisal of the two bids".

New Zealand has won the World Cup five times, but has never hosted the tournament which in its eight tournament history has only ever been held in the northern hemisphere.

"To be able to announce this news across all three competitions, three years before their respective World Cup Finals, demonstrates further progress for the worldwide game and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with the RLWC2021 organisers". "It's on record that we are keen to bid for the men's world cup in 2027, so very quickly our focus turns to that".

"It gives us a great opportunity, it's in our time zone, it's all that focus area".

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