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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Women’s Rugby World Cup Exhibition Opens At Kingspan Stadium

Women’s Rugby World Cup Exhibition Opens At Kingspan Stadium

There is just one month to go before the world’s best Women’s rugby players descend on the city of Belfast. Twelve teams from around the world will compete for the coveted Women’s Rugby World Cup in the final stages of the competition on Tuesday, August 22 and Saturday, August 26 at two iconic locations, Queen’s University and Kingspan Stadium.

To celebrate this world-renowned competition coming to the province, the Department of Communities and Ulster Rugby commissioned a unique exhibition celebrating the history of the Women’s Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1991.

Housed within the Nevin Spence Centre at Kingspan Stadium, the educational timeline gives visitors the chance to find out more about the history of the tournament, which was given official IRB status in 1998.

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The exhibition also documents WRWC winners and showcases stand-out players in the Women’s game. The Black Ferns from New Zealand currently hold the most number of titles, having lifted the World Cup on four previous occasions. Current holders England will be looking to win their third title next month, while Ireland will be hoping to achieve their highest finish yet, improving on their fourth place ranking at the 2014 World Cup.

The Women’s Rugby World Cup Exhibition, which took five months to plan and design, was produced and installed by local companies Tandem and Marcon.

There has only been seven Women’s Rugby World Cup tournaments to date and this is the first time that Ireland has been awarded the honour of hosting the WRWC. This exhibit is a positive extension of the education and heritage centre which is already in place at Kingspan Stadium as it gives the Women’s game significant recognition in a year which is all about promoting and celebrating Women’s and Girls rugby.

If you would like to see the exhibition first hand, visits to the Nevin Spence Centre and tours of Kingspan Stadium can be arranged by emailing tours@ulsterrugby.com or by visiting www.ulsterrugby.com/tourtickets.

The Ulster Rugby Visitor Experience is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday visits can be arranged on request. For more information, please visit www.ulsterrugby.com/visitorexperience.

Entry Fees: Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50 (OAP/Student/Ulster Rugby Season Ticket Holder), Child £5.50, Under-3s Free Admission, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £25.

For more information on Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017, visit www.rwcwomens.com. There are still some WRWC tickets available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wrwc2017 and www.ticketmaster.ie/wrwc2017. The pool stages at UCD are sold out but there will be a Ticket Exchange Programme operating on match days.