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1998 Women's Rugby World Cup

The 1998 Women's Rugby World Cup was the first world cup fully sanctioned by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the third Women's Rugby World Cup in history. The tournament took place in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands and was the first women's world cup held outside of the United Kingdom.

1998 Women's Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Netherlands
Dates1998-05-01 – 1998-05-16
No. of nations16
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
1994
2002

The tournament saw a record 16 teams compete and heightened media attention. There was no qualification process, teams taking part by invitation from the IRB. New Zealand defeated the United States 44–12 in the final.

Several matches in the tournament were filmed for television and a one-hour TV highlights programme was produced by IMG. These recordings are held as part of the IRB's World Cup Archive.[1]

SquadsEdit

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Ladder
  England 2 0 0 147 6 2nd
  Canada 1 0 1 22 79 8th
  Netherlands 1 0 1 51 16 10th
  Sweden 0 0 2 0 139 15th
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1998-05-01 Netherlands   7–16   Canada Amsterdam [35/19/1]
[191]
1998-05-02 England   75–0   Sweden Amsterdam [43/18/2]
[198]
1998-05-05 Canada   6–72   England Amsterdam [20/44/3]
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1998-05-05 Netherlands   44–0   Sweden Amsterdam [36/19/4]

Pool BEdit

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Ladder
  United States 2 0 0 117 16 3rd
  Spain 1 0 1 44 56 6th
  Wales 1 0 1 101 35 9th
  Russia 0 0 2 7 167 16th
[192]
1998-05-02 Spain   28–18   Wales Amsterdam [15/32/1]
[193]
1998-05-02 Russia   0–84   United States Amsterdam [9/25/1]
[200]
1998-05-05 Spain   16–38   United States Amsterdam [16/26/1]
[201]
1998-05-05 Russia   7–83   Wales Amsterdam [10/33/1]

Pool CEdit

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Ladder
  New Zealand 2 0 0 210 6 1st
  Scotland 1 0 1 37 84 7th
  Italy 1 0 1 42 42 11th
  Germany 0 0 2 11 168 15th
[194]
1998-05-02 Germany   6–134   New Zealand Amsterdam [19/16/1]
[195]
1998-05-02 Italy   8–37   Scotland Amsterdam [20/29/3]
[202]
1998-05-05 New Zealand   76–0   Scotland Amsterdam [17/30/1]
[203]
1998-05-05 Germany   5–34   Italy Amsterdam [20/21/2]

Pool DEdit

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Ladder
  France 2 0 0 33 14 4th
  Australia 1 0 1 29 10 5th
  Kazakhstan 1 0 1 18 29 12th
  Ireland 0 0 2 6 33 13th
[196]
1998-05-02 France   23–6   Kazakhstan Amsterdam [45/12/1]
[197]
1998-05-02 Australia   21–0   Ireland Amsterdam [6/22/1]
[204]
1998-05-05 Australia   8–10   France Amsterdam [7/46/1]
[205]
1998-05-05 Ireland   6–12   Kazakhstan Amsterdam [23/13/1]

Quarter finalsEdit

Cup/PlateEdit

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1998-05-09 Australia   13–30   England Amsterdam [8/45/1]
[207]
1998-05-09 Scotland   10–25   United States Amsterdam [31/27/1]
[208]
1998-05-09 Canada   9–7   France Amsterdam [21/47/2]
[209]
1998-05-09 New Zealand   46–3   Spain Amsterdam [18/17/1]

Bowl/ShieldEdit

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1998-05-09 Netherlands   18–21   Ireland Amsterdam [37/24/1]
[211]
1998-05-09 Germany   12–55   Wales Amsterdam [21/34/1]
[212]
1998-05-09 Kazakhstan   47–5   Sweden Amsterdam [14/20/3]
[213]
1998-05-09 Italy   51–7   Russia Amsterdam [22/11/1]

Semi finalsEdit

CupEdit

[214]
1998-05-12 England   11–44   New Zealand Amsterdam [46/19/2]
[215]
1998-05-12 Canada   6–46   United States Amsterdam [22/28/8]

PlateEdit

[216]
1998-05-12 Australia   17–15   Spain Amsterdam [9/18/1]
[217]
1998-05-12 France   7–27   Scotland Amsterdam [48/32/2]

BowlEdit

[218]
1998-05-12 Ireland   20–5   Italy Amsterdam [25/23/2]
[219]
1998-05-12 Kazakhstan   18–13   Wales Amsterdam [15/35/2]

ShieldEdit

[220]
1998-05-12 Netherlands   61–0   Russia Amsterdam [38/12/1]
[221]
1998-05-12 Germany   20–18   Sweden Amsterdam [22/21/4]

FinalsEdit

15th/16th placeEdit

[222]
1998-05-15 Russia   3–23   Sweden Amsterdam [13/22/2]

11th/12th placeEdit

[223]
1998-05-15 Italy   10–12   Wales Amsterdam [24/36/1]

Shield (13th place)Edit

[224]
1998-05-15 Netherlands   67–3   Germany Amsterdam [38/23/6]

Bowl (9th place)Edit

[225]
1998-05-15 Ireland   10–26   Kazakhstan Amsterdam [26/16/2]

3rd/4th placeEdit

[226]
1998-05-16 Canada   15–31   England Amsterdam [23/47/4]

7th/8th placeEdit

[227]
1998-05-16 France   9–22   Spain Amsterdam [49/19/6]

Plate (5th place)Edit

[228]
1998-05-16 Australia   25–15   Scotland Amsterdam [10/33/1]

CupEdit

[229]
1998-05-16 New Zealand   44–12   United States Amsterdam [20/29/4]


 1998 Women's Rugby World Cup Winners 
 
New Zealand
First title

1998 Top scorersEdit

Pos. Name Team Tries Conv Pen Points
1 Annaleah Rush New Zealand 5 21 2 73
2 Anne-Mieke v Waveren the Netherlands 6 13 3 65
3 Jos Bergmann USA 3 8 8 55
4 Tracey Comley Wales 4 15 1 53
5 Tammi Wilson New Zealand 7 8 0 51
6 Minke Docter the Netherlands 9 0 0 45
7 Nicky Brown England 8 0 0 40
8 Realtine Shrieves Ireland 0 2 11 38
9 Louisa Wall New Zealand 7 0 0 35
9 Vanessa Cootes New Zealand 7 0 0 35
11 Alfiya Tamayeva Kazakhstan 1 11 2 33

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup Archive". Archived from the original on June 1, 2007.

External linksEdit