15 Nov 2018

NZ to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 15 November 2018

New Zealand has scored a big win in its bid to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup - beating Australia for the honour. A world rugby panel voted 25-17 in New Zealand's favour. World Rugby made the announcement in Dublin overnight and its Chairman Bill Beaumont said New Zealand was the obvious choice. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who made a video backing New Zealand's bid, says it's a proud moment for Kiwis and rugby fans all around the world. Dr Farah Palmer is a Black Ferns former captain and current NZR board member. Speaking from Dublin she said that support from the government was crucial.