National Women's Rugby Championship

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National Women's Rugby Championship
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Sport Rugby union football
Instituted c. 2000[1]
Number of teams 8
Country Australia
Holders Sydney
(2015)

The National Women's Championship is the highest-tier competition of women's rugby union in Australia.

The annual tournament is contested by teams from every state, and acts as a selection tool for the Wallaroos national team that competes for Australia at the Women's Rugby World Cup.[2][3]

Teams

The teams that compete for the National Women's Championship, as of 2013, are:[2]

  • ACT and Southern New South Wales
  • Australian Services
  • New South Wales Country
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Sydney
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Champions

The tournament has been contested from at least 2000 onwards.[1]

Winners of the National Women's Championship (since 2003):

  • 2003 Sydney Gold[4]
  • 2004 Sydney White[5]
  • 2005 Sydney Gold[6]
  • 2006 Queensland[7]
  • 2007 Sydney[8]
  • 2008 Sydney[9]
  • 2009 Queensland[10]
  • 2010 Sydney[11]
  • 2011 Queensland[12]
  • 2012 Sydney[13]
  • 2013 Sydney[14]
  • 2014 not held[15]
  • 2015 Sydney[16]

See also

References

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  12. "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2011. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2012. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Australian Rugby Union National Women's Championship". Australian Rugby. 2013. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Callinan, Josh (27 January 2015). "National championship to boost Australian women's rugby playing stocks". Maitland Mercury. Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Sydney win 2015 Women's National XVs Championship". Australian Rugby. 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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