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Women's Rugby World Cup

Women's Rugby World Cup 1998

Overview
The tournament was played in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and was the first world cup fully sanctioned by the IRB.
No qualifier rounds were played and the 16 teams were invited to play.

Final results

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1England Women422001476141Qualified to quarter finals
2Canada Women221012279-57
3Netherlands Women22101511635Qualified for Bowl
4Sweden Women020020139-139

Matches
Group phase
01/05/1998Netherlands Women - Canada Women7-16
02/05/1998England Women - Sweden Women75-0
05/05/1998England Women - Canada Women72-6
05/05/1998Netherlands Women - Sweden Women44-0

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1United States Women4220011716101Qualified to quarter finals
2Spain Women221014456-12
3Wales Women221011013566Qualified for Bowl
4Russia Women020027167-160

Matches
Group phase
02/05/1998Spain Women - Wales Women28-18
02/05/1998United States Women - Russia Women84-0
05/05/1998United States Women - Spain Women38-16
05/05/1998Wales Women - Russia Women83-7

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1New Zealand Women422002106204Qualified to quarter finals
2Scotland Women221013784-47
3Italy Women2210142420Qualified for Bowl
4Germany Women0200211168-157

Matches
Group phase
02/05/1998New Zealand Women - Germany Women134-6
02/05/1998Scotland Women - Italy Women37-8
05/05/1998Italy Women - Germany Women34-5
05/05/1998New Zealand Women - Scotland Women76-0

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1France Women42200331419Qualified to quarter finals
2Australia Women22101291019
3Kazakhstan Women221011829-11Qualified for Bowl
4Ireland Women02002633-27

Matches
Group phase
02/05/1998Australia Women - Ireland Women21-0
02/05/1998France Women - Kazakhstan Women23-6
05/05/1998France Women - Australia Women10-8
05/05/1998Kazakhstan Women - Ireland Women12-6

Cup
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
New Zealand Women
5/9/1998 - 46-3New Zealand Women
5/12/1998 - 44-11
Spain WomenNew Zealand Women
England Women5/16/1998 - 44-12
5/9/1998 - 30-13
England Women
Australia WomenNew Zealand Women
United States Women
5/9/1998 - 25-10United States Women
5/12/1998 - 46-6
Scotland Women
Canada WomenUnited States Women
5/9/1998 - 9-7
Canada Women
France Women
3rd place final
England Women
5/16/1998 - 31-15England Women
Canada Women

Plate
Plate SemifinalsPlate Final
Australia Women
5/12/1998 - 17-15Australia Women
5/16/1998 - 25-15
Spain WomenAustralia Women
Scotland Women
5/12/1998 - 27-7
Scotland Women
France Women
7th place final
Spain Women
5/16/1998 - 22-9Spain Women
France Women

Bowl
Bowl quarter finalsBowl semifinalsBowl final
Kazakhstan Women
5/9/1998 - 47-5Kazakhstan Women
5/12/1998 - 18-13
Sweden WomenKazakhstan Women
Wales Women5/15/1998 - 26-10
5/9/1998 - 55-12
Wales Women
Germany WomenKazakhstan Women
Netherlands Women
5/9/1998 - 18-21Ireland Women
5/12/1998 - 20-5
Ireland Women
Italy WomenIreland Women
5/9/1998 - 51-7
Italy Women
Russia Women
11th place final
Wales Women
5/15/1998 - 12-10Wales Women
Italy Women

Shield
Shield semifinalsShield final
Netherlands Women
5/12/1998 - 61-0Netherlands Women
5/15/1998 - 67-3
Russia WomenNetherlands Women
Germany Women
5/12/1998 - 20-18
Germany Women
Sweden Women
15th place final
Sweden Women
5/15/1998 - 23-3Sweden Women
Russia Women