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WRLWC21: Recap of Round 1 of Women's Rugby League World Cup

Sat, 5 Nov 2022 Source: Rachel Ankomah Media

Round 1 of the Women's World Cup is in the books, with big wins for England, Australia, New Zealand and PNG.

Brazil's first appearance makes history, while PNG's first World Cup victory boosts their semi-final chances.

1. Brazil makes their debut

Brazil made its debut in the Women's Rugby League World Cup 21 on November 1, 2022. The debutants faced the hosts, England. England defeated Brazil 72 to 4. The hosts got off to a fast start with a big win over Brazil, but the debutants have a lot to be proud of after a strong first game.

2. Papua New Guinea defeats Canada

On November 1st, Papau New Guinea defeated the Canada 34-12. Both teams showed promise, but PNG proved too strong for the Ravens.

3. No try for France

On November 2nd, France faced three-time champion New Zealand. The New Zealand Kiwi Ferns have one of the most impressive Rugby League World Cup records! New Zealand dominated the game, outplaying France and defeating them 46 - 0.

4. Australia gets highest score

The Jillaroos began their title defense against Cook Islands. Australia performed admirably against the Cook Islands. They won 74-0, which is the highest score in the women's tournament so far.


1. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Caitlin Beevers wrote her name in the history books by scoring the tournament's first try.

2. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil's first Rugby League World Cup try scored by Natalia Momberg!

3. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Amy Hardcastle scored hat trick for Australia

4. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Laura Mariu of Canada becamesl the only player in history to have competed in EVERY women's Rugby League World Cup tournament!

5. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Katelyn Vaha'akolo and Roxy Murdoch-Masila scored spectacular try doubles.

6. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sammy Bremner's four tries propelled Australia to an early victory over the Cook Islands.

CazooUK Player of the Match

1. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Courtney Winfield-Hill

2. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Martha Molowia

3. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Apii Nicholls

4. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sammy Bremner

Round two recommences today.


5th November 2022

England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ vs Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

12:00 (GMT)

DW Stadium

PNG ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ vs Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

17:00 (GMT)

MKM Stadium

6th November 2022

New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ vs Cook Islands ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

17:00 (GMT)

LNER Community Stadium

Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ vs France ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ต

19:30 (GMT)

LNER Community Stadium

Source: Rugby League World Cup 21

Source: Rachel Ankomah Media