24 Sep 2008

England to host women's Rugby World Cup

9:36 am on 24 September 2008

England will stage the 2010 women's Rugby World Cup after seeing off a rival bid from Germany.

The International Rugby Board says the Rugby Football Union has considerable experience of hosting major international rugby tournaments, including Rugby World Cup.

IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset says with world-class facilities, strong tournament management and infrastructure and an extensive and enthusiastic support base for women's rugby, it is perfectly placed to host a memorable and successful Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

The tournament was last held in Edmonton, Canada in 2006, with New Zealand beating England 25-17 in the final.