The best female rugby players in the world will be in Belfast in 2017 for the finals of the Rugby World Cup.
Anyone expecting a more refined game of rugby from the fairer sex should watch these hits from USA Rugby player Meya Bizer who is nicknamed the Human Sledgehammer.
That’s not to say the women’s game hasn’t got it’s fair share of skill as well. Check out the top 5 tries from the last World Cup in France in 2014.
The successful Irish bid means the groups stages will be held at University College, Dublin, with the climax of the tournament being staged in Belfast.
The play-offs would be staged at Queen’s University’s sport complex, while the home of Ulster Rugby, the Kingspan Stadium, would host the semi-finals and final.
With Ireland having already put a bid in for the men’s Rugby World Cup 2023, the hosting of the women’s event will be watched closely and could prove a factor in the final decision by World Rugby’s voting members.
Rugby is currently on the crest of a wave in Ireland with both the men and women having won their respective Six Nations Championships this year, both retaining the titles.
Ireland women reached the semi-finals of the last World Cup beating New Zealand in the process in what was one of the highlights of the tournament.