National Women's Rugby Championship

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National Women's Rugby Championship
Australian National Women's Rugby Championship logo.png
SportRugby union
Institutedc. 2000[1]
Number of teams8
CountryAustralia
HoldersSydney (2015)

The National Women's Championship was the highest-tier competition of women's rugby union in Australia through the 2017 season. It is set to be superseded as the top level of the women's sport by the new Super W competition from the 2018 season forward.[2]

The annual tournament is contested by teams from every state, except Tasmania. The Champsionship acts as a selection tool for the Australia women's national rugby union team that competes at the Women's Rugby World Cup.[3][4]

Teams[edit]

The teams that compete for the National Women's Championship, as of 2013, are:[3]

  • Australian Capital Territory ACT and Southern New South Wales
  • New South Wales New South Wales Country
  • Northern Territory Northern Territory
  • Queensland Queensland
  • South Australia South Australia
  • New South Wales Sydney
  • Victoria (Australia) Victoria
  • Western Australia Western Australia

Champions[edit]

The tournament has been contested from at least 2000 onwards.[1]

Winners of the National Women's Championship (since 2003):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report" (PDF). Western Australian Rugby. 2000. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF 1.9 MB) on 15 June 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Rugby Australia unveils 'Super W', will bid for 2021 Women's World Cup". ESPN (UK). 12 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Donnelly, Alison (30 September 2013). "Australia start World Cup prep". Scrum Queens. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  4. ^ "National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Annual Report – The Year in Detail" (PDF). Australian rugby. 2003. p. 69. Archived from the original (PDF 0.3 MB) on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Annual Report – The Year in Detail" (PDF). Australian rugby. 2004. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF 0.3 MB) on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). Australian rugby. 2005. p. 81. Archived from the original (PDF 8.4 MB) on 5 August 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Annual Report – The Year in Detail" (PDF). Australian rugby. 2006. p. 82. Archived from the original (PDF 0.7 MB) on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2007. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2008. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2011. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2012. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2013. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  16. ^ Callinan, Josh (27 January 2015). "National championship to boost Australian women's rugby playing stocks". Maitland Mercury. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Sydney win 2015 Women's National XVs Championship". Australian Rugby. 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Ruthless Sydney claim Buildcorp Women's National XVs Championship". Daily Telegraph. 27 June 2016. Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Sydney grab a hat-trick at women's nationals". Australian Rugby. 14 May 2017. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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