Women’s Rugby World Cup: Format changes announced for 2021 tournament

New Zealand win 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup
New Zealand defeated England in the final to win the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Quarter-finals will be introduced and classification matches scrapped at the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, World Rugby has revealed.

The tournament length will also increase from 23 to 35 days to improve player welfare.

But the number of nations competing will remain at 12.

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