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Women’s Rugby World Cup Final TV Coverage tournament kicks off in Auckland

The 2021 Rugby World Cup was due to take place in New Zealand from 18 September to 16 October 2021, with fixtures being played in Auckland and Whangarei. However, the tournament was postponed until 2022 due to Covid.

Here are the new fixtures, announced in May 2021. The rescheduled tournament will take place in a later window, October-November, and all games will be played at weekends.

Rugby World has also produced a Women’s Rugby World Cup 2022 Wallchart you can download for free.

The top two in each pool, and the two best third-placed teams, will advance to the quarterfinals. Should hosts New Zealand qualify for the knockout stage, they will play in quarter-final 2.

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Women’s Rugby World Cup TV Coverage

All matches in this year’s Rugby World Cup will be available to watch on free-to-air TV in the UK.

It’s the first time every match at the global women’s tournament has been available to watch live in the UK. It runs from 8 October to 12 November in New Zealand, with six matches across Saturday and Sunday on three successive weekends during the pool stages followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

ITV are rights-holding broadcasters for Rugby World Cups in the UK and all 26 matches will be shown live on ITV or ITV4.

Given the time difference between the UK and New Zealand (12 hours at the start of the tournament and 13 for most of the knockout stages), a lot of games take place overnight or in the early morning.

All matches involving the home nations – England, Scotland and Wales – will be broadcast live on ITV while other games will be shown on ITV4.

Women’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2022

Kick-offs in UK & Ireland time.

Saturday 8 October – First Pool Matches

South Africa v France (2.15am, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)

Fiji v England (4.45am, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)

Australia v New Zealand (7.15am, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool A)

Sunday 9 October – First Pool Matches

USA v Italy (0.45am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Japan v Canada (3.15am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Wales v Scotland (5.45am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

Saturday 15 October – Second Pool Matches

Scotland v Australia (3am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

USA v Japan (5.30am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

France v England (8am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Sunday 16 October – Second Pool Matches

Italy v Canada (0.45am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

Wales v New Zealand (3.15am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool A)

Fiji v South Africa (5.45am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)

Saturday 22 October – Third Pool Matches

Australia v Wales (2.15am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

New Zealand v Scotland (4.45am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

France v Fiji (7.15am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Sunday 23 October – Third Pool Matches

Japan v Italy (0.45am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

Canada v USA (3.15am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)

England v South Africa (5.45am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)

Saturday 29 October – Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 1 (4.30am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)

Quarter-final 2 (7.30am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)

Sunday 30 October – Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 3 (1.30am*, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

Quarter-final 4 (3.30am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

* The clocks go back in the UK at 2am on Sunday 30 October, so this match kicks off at 1.30am but half an hour in the time will be 1am as the time difference to New Zealand changes to 13 hours.

Saturday 5 November – Semi-finals

Semi-final 1 (3.30am, Eden Park, Auckland)

Semi-final 2 (6.30am, Eden Park, Auckland)

Saturday 12 November – Final

Final (6.30am, Eden Park, Auckland)

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