The 12 teams participating in the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup, including Ireland, have arrived in France and are all set for kick-off in Paris this Friday.
Under the opulence of the City Hall in Paris, and with an earlier photocall in the shadow of the iconic Eiffel Tower, #WRWC2014 was officially launched in the French capital today.
New Zealand are in France to defend their title, which they claimed after a thrilling final against England in 2010.
Team captain Fiao'o Faamausili said: "We're all here for the same reason, to win the World Cup.
"There's definitely pressure there but it's how we deal with it, as a captain and as a team. We've told the girls not to think about what's happened in the past, it's about what happens now. We are taking each match as it comes and just enjoying it."
This edition of the Women's Rugby World Cup will be broadcast to more countries than ever before with over 300 hours of live Women's rugby to be beamed to homes all around the globe.
Speaking in Paris, International Rugby Board CEO Brett Gosper said the tournament will be a great boost for the game.
"We know that Women's rugby is gaining popularity. It's grown two or three times since the last World Cup four years ago. There is a raised interest and the visibility is huge," he said.
"It also means that it finds its way into school curricula around the world which is very important because you find it in PE classes, it gives it an acceptability and it means that it's being sampled by students who wouldn't usually sample it. We're really looking forward to the event."
The Women's Rugby World Cup runs from August 1 to 17 in Paris. The pool stages will be played at Marcoussis with Stade Jean Bouin hosting the semi-finals and final.
Some tickets are still available for the matches at prices starting as low as €5 and can be bought here.
Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan was pictured at today's photocall with the other 11 skippers - Mandisa Williams (South Africa), Shannon Parry (Australia), Kelly Russell (Canada), Katy McLean (England), Gaelle Mignon (France), Fiao'o Faamausili (New Zealand), Cynthia Ta'ala (Samoa), Rachel Taylor (Wales), Anna Yakovleva (Kazakhstan), Ana Maria Aigneren (Spain) and Shaina Turley (USA).
Ulster and Ireland prop Declan Fitzpatrick is to retire from rugby on medical grounds. The 31-year-old played 98 times for Ulster and made seven Test appearances for Ireland, three of which were against the All Blacks. He also represented the Ireland Wolfhounds on nine occasions.
Ireland will face an interesting kind of pressure when they take on the Barbarians next month says Donncha O'Callaghan. The Munster and Ireland lock played against the famous invitational side when Ireland were beaten 29-23 at Thomond Park five years ago - then helped the Barbarians beat a young England team 39-29 last summer.
They needed a 27-point winning margin against Scotland. They got that and more. The Ireland Women's team captured their second Women's RBS 6 Nations title in style at Broadwood Stadium - relive their Championship winning day in our exclusive video.
It was nail-biting, nerve shredding and epic! Relive Ireland's RBS 6 Nations Championship day from the squad's arrival at Murrayfield to the trophy presentation in our exclusive tunnel and pitch cam video.
Larissa Muldoon, now a two-time Women's RBS 6 Nations winner, is part of an all-Donegal half-back pairing for the Ireland Women. She spoke to Irish Rugby TV about the developing clubs in her own county.
Ireland Women's lock Orla Fitzsimons describes how she was a supporter in the stands for the 2013 Grand Slam success, and now, two years on, she has a Women's RBS 6 Nations winners' medal around her neck.
Niamh Briggs had a day to remember as she captained the Ireland Women's team to RBS 6 Nations title glory. The Waterford star, who scored the first try in the 73-3 win over Scotland, spoke to Irish Rugby TV afterwards.
Paying tribute to the Ireland supporters at Murrayfield, RBS 6 Nations winner Luke Fitzgerald said: "Thanks a million to the fans from the all guys. They were fantastic. We really felt their support out there, they were the '16th man' and helped us get over the line."
Sean O'Brien scored two tries and produced a man-of-the-match performance as Ireland beat Scotland 40-10 to finish top of the table and retain the RBS 6 Nations title. He spoke to Irish Rugby TV afterwards.
Speaking to Irish Rugby TV after the trophy presentation, RBS 6 Nations winner Robbie Henshaw said: "Words can't describe it...just the whole atmosphere, everyone in the stadium, just the way it ended out. It was pretty intense, the heart was rushing."
Enjoying the post-match celebrations at Murrayfield, RBS 6 Nations winner Rory Best said: "It's been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, the last hour. The crowd have been absolutely incredible. We're just delighted to give something back to them."