Women’s Rugby Tournament

France2025 will be the seventh staging of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup. For this edition, France2025 promises to be the most spectacular World Cup yet with the 16 top national women’s rugby league teams worldwide competing for the first time. 


“France 2025 will be the biggest and boldest Rugby League World Cup and the impact can already be seen, with a record number of nations and teams involved in a detailed and meaningful qualifying process for World Cup berths. The growth of Women’s rugby league since the 2017 World Cup has been phenomenal and for the first time there will be qualifying tournaments for places at France2025.”

Troy Grant, Director of the International Rugby League



Won three times by New Zealand and twice by Australia, the trophy will be contested by 8 teams this autumn at RLWC21. In 2025, and for the first time in history, 16 teams selected from all five continents will be vying for the trophy. 

All 8 teams participating in RLWC21 automatically qualify for France 2025. 

Twenty countries will compete in four regional qualifying rounds to determine which 8 nations will join them in France2025. 

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