Britain among top seeds for Women' s RWC

Tournament attract takes place in Auckland on Nov 20

By Reuters

Last Updated: 20/10/20 seven: 35am

New Zealand commemorate after winning the 2017 Women' s Rugby World Cup

New Zealand celebrate after successful the 2017 Women’s Rugby Globe Cup

Brand new Zealand, England and Canada are already confirmed as the top three seed products for the women’s 2021 Rugby Globe Cup.

The game’s governing body opted to use search positions as they stood on January one 2020, with southern hemisphere groups unable to play this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

Seven groups – defending champions New Zealand, runners-up England, bronze medallists Italy, USA, Canada, Australia and Wales – qualified directly for the competition after they secured a top-seven complete at the last tournament in Ireland in europe in 2017,

The particular draw for the tournament will be executed in Auckland on November twenty with the event taking place in Brand new Zealand between September 18 plus October 16 next year, the first time it is often hosted in the southern hemisphere.

Champions New Zealand, 2017 runners-up England and Canada take up the top tier of seeds, along with France, Australia and the United States within the second tier.

Wales, South Africa and the top-ranked European qualifier make up the third tier of seed products.

Oceania winners Fiji, a team from Asia as well as the team that wins the final being approved tournament are in tier four.

“We are in unusual plus unique times with the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ” World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said.

“However, working in full relationship with New Zealand Rugby plus local and national authorities, we have been committed to a spectacular Rugby World Glass 2021. ”

Fits will be held in Auckland plus Whangarei, with the final to be kept at Eden Park, which managed the 1987 and 2011 in a number of World Cup finals.