The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup fixtures have been revealed
Ireland are hosting the tournament in four venues in Dublin and Belfast10:19 Monday 9 January 2017, 10:19 9 Jan 2017
The fixtures for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup have been confirmed, with hosts Ireland playing all three of their pool matches in the UCD Bowl in Belfield.
Two grounds in UCD will host all the pool matches, before the knockout stages take place in Belfast at Ulster's Kingspan Stadium and Queen's University's Malone campus.
The three pool matches take place over a nine-day period in June, with Ireland debuting in the tournament against Australia on August 9th at 7pm in the UCD Bowl. Three games will take place in the stadium that day, with World Champions England opening the tournament at 2pm against Spain.
On August 13th, Ireland return to Belfield, for a match against Japan. The Asian side were the last to qualify for Ireland's group and are the lowest seeds in Pool C. That game kicks off at 5.15pm, with rivals France and Australia taking to the field immediately after at 7.45pm.
A potential Pool C decider will conclude the first stage of the tournament. Ireland meet France, in the final game in Dublin. That game takes place at 7.45pm on August 17th.
All 12 teams move to Belfast then for the knockout stages of the tournament. On August 22nd, the semi-finals will take place in Kingspan Stadium, with the Final, 3rd/4th Place and 5th/6th Place matches taking place in the stadium on the 26th.
As hosts, Ireland's matches in Belfast are guaranteed to take place in the Kingspan Stadium, no matter what position the team finish in.
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