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2021 Women's World Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Wilson, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Wilson Dick Tooth (41)

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    New Zealand have beaten Australia to host the 2021 Women's world cup:

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/11/14/womens-rugby-world-cup-2021-host-announcement

    I really hate to whinge as soon as Australia loses something, but from everything I've seen about the bids this is the wrong decision. It appears as though New Zealand have won as a result of their team being better, which shouldn't be a deciding factor. Admittedly if I was an unbiased observer I might struggle to back RA to do anything right atm.

    All that said I'm sure it will be a fantastic tournament and it's an excellent thing that there is now a competitive bidding process.
  2. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Actually I read it as being because they are hopeful of getting better crowds, as perhaps rugby is struggling to attract interest here. Though I not sure and would of been happy with it being here anyway, as it may of helped Women's rugby in Aus.
  3. dru Tony Shaw (54)

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    Disapppinting for Australia, but there is logic with a nascent and building W rugby, to hold it somewhere that is rugby crazy. Build the crowds and get some vibe going.

    It’s not a bad call on that issue alone.
  4. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    NZ have won 5 World Cups, so you can't really begrudge them finally getting to host the thing.

    It's annoying because we put forward a really great bid IMO. Oh well, we'd be a certainty to get one of the next two, you'd assume.
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  5. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    they won't hold 2 in a row down here will they?

    So 2021 in NZ. 2025 back in UK / Europe. Then 2029 possibly here?

    Possibly on the back of the 2027 Mens World Cup, although Argentina would be a strong contender there.
  6. Derpus Jim Lenehan (48)

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    If they want to maintain interest they have, hold in it in NZ. If they want to grow interest, hold it somewhere that exhibiting it might introduce it to new audiences.

    NZ hit critical mass for rugby participation ages ago.

    There's clearly great appetite for Women's sport here, given the relative growth of Womens Football and AFL.

    Then again, maybe Australia has just been written off at this point.
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  7. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    Cameron Clyne did the presentation..
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  8. kiap Mark Loane (55)

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    Congrats, NZ. It's still close enough for our mobs to affordably attend and support.

    Hopefully WR stump up for the non-Euro TRCW (e.g. NZ, Aus, Can, and US) in this cycle so that our teams can get regular top competition in the years leading up.

    Say no more
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  9. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    As I said I wouldn't mind it being in Aus, and I do wonder if they were worried with empty stadiums on TV? I like you Derpus and think it may of been decent crowds as Women's sport is growing here pretty well. And to be quite honest it pretty easy for Kiwis to get across to games.
  10. Derpus Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I like you too ;)
  11. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Lol I got to remember the bloody am after I!!!!!:confused:
  12. WorkingClassRugger Paul McLean (56)

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    And with that you have crushed a budding bromance.
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  13. Jimmy_Crouch Darby Loudon (17)

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    Mate you're better than that

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