Women’s Rugby Union World Cup trophy to tour Papua New Guinea


AS part of Women’s Rugby Union World Cup promotions, the trophy will tour Papua New Guinea and the Pacific from this month.
The tournament will be launched in New Zealand on Oct 8.
The World Cup will be the ninth edition after its introduction in 1991.
The trophy will arrive on June 20 in Port Moresby where it will be displayed at the New Zealand High Commission. On June 21, it will then make its way to Sir Hubert Murray Stadium where it will be on display.
The trophy will then be flown to Rabaul for community activation on June 22.
It will return on June 23 to Port Moresby where a leadership workshop will be held. “As part of Rugby World Cup promotions and celebration, World Rugby and partners New Zealand Rugby Union are sending the trophy on tour around the Pacific,” Papua New Guinea Rugby Union chief executive Sailosi Druma said.
“This tour includes the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga.
“The core component of this tour will be the events and activations connected with the silverware itself.
“There will be mini tournament for school participants, and a leadership workshop for coaches and managers. There will also be a sharing of experiences and ideas to help grow rugby union in PNG.
“The tour is also sponsored by the New Zealand High Commission.” Hosts New Zealand have won the tournament five times, England have won it twice while the United States have won it once.
The World Cup was scheduled to be held last year, but was postponed due to the Coronavirus.
The 2021 Rugby World Cup is the ninth edition of the women’s Rugby World Cup, as organized by World Rugby.