Pathway of fame - England Win Women’s Rugby World Cup
England Win Women’s Rugby World Cup
- Additional summary info
- The story behind the plaque
This plaque commemorates the England team winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup on August 17th 2014. Captained by Emily Scarratt, The Red Roses won 21-9 over Canada with tries by Scarratt and Danielle Waterman.
Many members of the team took unpaid leave from their regular jobs to play in the tournament which took place in France, with the final played in the Stade Jean-Bouin with a crowd close to the 22,000 capacity of the stadium. It was the first time England had won the cup since 1994.
The world cup winning team were invited to the birthplace of the game in December 2014, when they were awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Rugby in recognition of their achievement.
The next Women’s Rugby World Cup will be held in Ireland in 2017.
- Plaque location
- Date added to pathway
- 10 December 2014