1998 Women's Rugby World Cup

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1998 Women's Rugby World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation  Netherlands
Dates 1998-05-01 – 1998-05-16
No. of nations 16
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
1994
2002

The 1998 Women's Rugby World Cup was the first world cup fully sanctioned by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the third 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.

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 USA 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]

Pool stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

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
[190]
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]
[199]
1998-05-05 Netherlands  44–0  Sweden Amsterdam [36/19/4]

Pool B[edit]

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 C[edit]

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 D[edit]

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 finals[edit]

Cup/Plate[edit]

[206]
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/Shield[edit]

[210]
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 finals[edit]

Cup[edit]

[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]

Plate[edit]

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

Bowl[edit]

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

Shield[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

15th/16th place[edit]

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

11th/12th place[edit]

[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 place[edit]

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

7th/8th place[edit]

[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]

Cup[edit]

[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 scorers[edit]

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

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