Rugby honour for city

BRISTOL has been named as a host city for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Ashton Gate is one of eight venues for the contest, which will take place between 22 August and 27 

Sixteen teams will compete to be world champions.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: “It’s amazing for Bristol to be chosen to be a host city of the 2025 Rugby World Cup. We set out a number of years ago with sports partners from across Bristol to be a place that can bring world-class sporting events to the city for people to share in and this is the fulfilment of that vision. This is another opportunity to showcase Bristol to the world.”

“We want young Bristolians to be inspired by watching Rugby World Cup matches in our city and to start playing themselves.”