Wales Women face New Zealand and Canada in 2017 World Cup

Alisha Butchers of Wales is tackled by Jenny Maxwell of Scotland in October, 2016
Alisha Butchers of Wales is tackled by Jenny Maxwell of Scotland in October, 2016

Wales Women have been drawn against New Zealand and Canada in the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Rowland Phillips' side will also face a team from the Asia/Oceania play-offs in Pool A.

The tournament will run between 9-26 August, 2017 with games held in Dublin and Belfast and the final at Ulster's Kingspan Stadium.

Under former coach Rhys Edwards, Wales finished fourth in the 2016 Six Nations to qualify for the 12-team tournament.

Defending champions England could face Scotland in their pool while Welsh opponents Canada were runners up in 2014.

Women's Rugby World Cup draw
The pool draw for next year's Women's Rugby World Cup

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