Most games to be played at Shark Park, Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017

Shark Park: All pool matches and the semifinals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 will be played at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Shark Park: All pool matches and the semifinals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 will be played at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Shark Park will host all the pool matches and both semifinals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017, with the draw announced today.

The final will be played as a double header with the men’s final at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, December 2.

The Women’s Rugby League World Cup will include six teams next year with reigning world cup winners Australia, England and the Cook Islands in Pool A, and New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Canada in Pool B.

All pool matches will be played during November next year at Southern Cross Group Stadium, also known as Shark Park, in Cronulla.

RLWC2017 chief executive officer Andrew Hill said the anticipation surrounding the tournament reflected the growth of women’s rugby league.

“Interest in women’s rugby league has never been greater and we want this tournament to provide a platform to showcase these world-class athletes and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

“The two pools are evenly matched and lends itself perfectly to exciting rugby league.  Having multiple games on the one day at Southern Cross Group Stadium will create a real festival of rugby league for teams and fans alike.

“We look forward to welcoming the six competing teams to Australia as they vie for the title of 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup winners.”

Ticket details for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches in Sydney are yet to be announced.

  • Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017:
  • Pool play: November 16 – November 22 (Cronulla)
  • Semifinals: November 26 (Cronulla)
  • Final: December 2 (Brisbane)
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