Stay in a Serviced Apartment during the Women’s Rugby World Cup
The Women’s Rugby World Cup is the premier international competition in rugby for women. The tournament is organised by the sport’s governing body the International Rugby Board (IRB). The championships are currently held every four years currently taking place in August – September 2010with the final taking place at The Stoop, Twickenham, England on September 5th 2010. Serviced City Pads have a large range of serviced apartments throughout London.
Prior to the first Women’s Rugby World Cup officially sanctioned by the International Rugby Board there had been three previous tournaments of a similar nature. The first of these was an event held in August 1990 in New Zealand. Though not considered a world cup, the tournament was referred to as the World Festival for Women. The competition included teams representing the United States, the Netherlands, Russia, and the hosts, New Zealand – who emerged as winners after defeating the United States in the final.Serviced Apartments in London through Serviced City Pads.The first tournament referred to as the Women Rugby World Cup was held in 1991 and hosted by Wales. Twelve countries were divided into four groups of three. The United States, against expectations, took the first championship with a 19 – 6 victory over England. In the Plate competition Canada prevailed over Spain 18 – 4. Following the first tournament it was decided to move the tournament schedule to the year prior to the next men’s world cup therefore reducing the quadrennial cycle to just three years. Serviced City Pads have a large range of Serviced Apartments in West London.
The next event was originally scheduled to take place in Amsterdam but ended up being moved to Scotland. Eleven countries competed in the tornament with the English meeting in the United States in the final for the second time however, in this instance England emerged as winners.
The 1998 tournament became the first women’s world cup officially sanctioned by the International Rugby Board. Amsterdam, who were originally scheduled to host the previous world cup, hosted the largest ever tournament with all matches played at the new National Rugby Centre in the city’s west end. The tournament also saw a record 16 teams compete. The final saw New Zealand defeat the United States and claim their first world cup title.
The next event was taken to Spain in 2002, where New Zealand, won the title for the second time. The 2006 world cup took place in Edmonton, Canada, wand was the first major international rugby union tournament and womens world cup held in North America. New Zealand defeated England in the final to win their third successive world cup title.
In 2008 a record four countries expressed interest in hosting the 2010 world cup. After considering bids from the Rugby Football Union, the German Rugby Federation, and the Kazakstan Rugby Union and the South African Rugby Union the IRB announced that the 2010 event will take place in England. The Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW) then announced that the tournament is to be staged in West London, with the final being played at The Stoop. Serviced City Pads supply Apartments throughout West London.