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Saturday, 23 June 2018

2017 Womens Rugby World Cup

2017 Women's Rugby World Cup


On July 13, 2017 An Post issued a stamp to commemorate the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.

2017 will see the eighth edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup tournament take place and this time it’s in Ireland. Matches are planned from August 9 to August 26 in University College Dublin, Queens University, Belfast and in Kingspan Stadium, home of Ulster Rugby, in Belfast.

Women’s rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland and should be boosted further with our hosting of the World Cup. Our national team is performing very well having reached the semi-finals at the last World Cup in Paris, recording a first ever win over New Zealand along the way, before being beaten by
eventual champions, England.

Ireland has also won the Six Nations titles twice in recent years, taking the Grand Slam in 2013 and winning the 2015 Women's Six Nations Championship.

The pool stages take place in University College Dublin from August 9 to August 17, with the semi-finals and play-offs in Upper Malone, Queens University, Belfast from August 22 to August 26. The final will be played at the Kingspan Stadium which is one of the shortlisted venues for Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.

The stamp you see here was designed by Zinc Design Consultants and shows Irish captain Niamh Briggs in the thick of the action on the field.