Women’s Rugby World Cup to expand from 2025

The ’s Rugby will expand from 12 to 16 teams from 2025.
The news follows increasing calls for the to be expanded, with and girls now accounting for 28% of the global playing .

Since 2006 there have been 12 teams split into three pools, including the upcoming Rugby in New Zealand.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont called the a “milestone moment” for the ’s game.
The comes too late for the Rugby which has already staged its pool draw.

However, there will be the addition of quarter-finals in New Zealand after previous tournaments saw teams progress straight from the pool stage to the semi-finals.

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