England win World Cup bid

The International Rugby Board has announced that England will host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010.

The prestigious tournament, which was last held in Edmonton, Canada in 2006, will be staged in London.

The IRB Executive Committee selected the Host Union following a recommendation from the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board after considering detailed tenders from the Rugby Football Union and the German Rugby Union.

“Women’s Rugby World Cup is the showpiece event in Women’s Rugby and since its inception in 1991 has provided the impetus for the global growth of the Women’s Game,” said Rugby World Cup Limited Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset.

“In awarding the sixth Women’s Rugby World Cup to the Rugby Football Union, the IRB felt that the tournament would be best positioned to elevate the Women’s Game to new heights.

“The Rugby Football Union has considerable experience of hosting major international Rugby tournaments, including Rugby World Cup and with world class facilities, strong tournament management and infrastructure and an extensive and enthusiastic support base for Women’s Rugby, it is perfectly placed to host a memorable and successful Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010.

“The Rugby Football Union in conjunction with the Rugby Football Union for Women will deliver a tournament that will leave a lasting development legacy that will further promote the growth of the Women’s Game. The English Rugby Community will, of course, embrace Women’s Rugby World Cup”, added Lapasset.