History of the Women’s Rugby World Cup
Held every four years, the Women’s Rugby World Cup was first won by the United States back in 1991. However, the first two tournaments were not officially sanctioned by the International Rugby Board. IRB endorsement arrived in 1998, when the Netherlands hosted the competition. This summer, when the tournament commences in France, champions New Zealand will be looking to retain the trophy. They’ll face stiff competition from South Africa, England and the French, who will understandably be keen to win the tournament on their own turf.