Rugby World Cup: Thirty-one years later, women's rugby enters new professional era

  • 08/10/2022

The tournament may be 12 months late, due to COVID-19, but the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand represents the latest evolution of the women's game.

Twelve teams will contest an event that has dropped the 'Women's' designation to put it on level pegging with the men's tournament, next scheduled for France in 2023.

Women's rugby has come a long way since the World Cup was first officially contest in 1991 and this instalment promises to be the most competitive edition yet.

It's not just a tournament, but a movement... watch the video for the full story.

Catch the Rugby World Cup live on Spark Sport or free-to-air on Three, or join Newshub on Saturday for live updates of the Black Ferns v Australia World Cup opener.