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Women's RWC - 2014, Paris

 The Women’s 2014 World Cup is five-weeks away in Paris, as we begin an informative preview of this seventh tournament, won the past four times by the Black Ferns from New Zealand.

FACTS

Location: Paris

Dates: August 1 to August 17

Number of teams: 12 in three Pools

Official website: www.RWCWomen’s.com

Ticket purchase online: www.ffr.fr/index.php/ffr/billetterie - You will see COUPE DE MONDE FEMININE and below two Achetez (Buy) options

Preliminary games: The CNR (Centre National Rugby) at MARCOUSSIS, 20-miles south of Paris

Semifinals: Stade Jean-Bouin, Wednesday, August 13

Final: Stade Jean-Bouin, Sunday, August 17

USA Games

Date                Day                 Time                 Opponent                    Ticket Prices

August 1           Friday               5 p.m.               Ireland                           €5 to 7

August 5           Tuesday            2 p.m.              Kazakhstan                   €5 to 7

August 9           Saturday           6 p.m.              New Zealand                €5 to 7

August 13         Wednesday      6 & 8:45 p.m.    Semis                            €5 to 20

August 17         Sunday            4:30 p.m.           3rd and 4th                     €5 to 25

August 17         Sunday            6:45 p.m.           1st and 2nd                    €5 to 25

(The Euro is at $1.36, June 24, 2014.)

Stadium location: Opposite the Stade Francis, Avenue General Serrail, 16th Arrondissemont.

To reach the stadium by public transport take the Metro subway or the RER (Inner city railroad). Both RER lines B and D leave from Châtelet (10-minute ride) and Gare de Nord (5-minute ride). Or take line B get off at La Plaine Stade de France, if line D get off at Stade de France Saint Denis. The Metro line 13 connects the stadium with stations Montparnasse (25 mins), Invalides (20 mins) and Saint-Lazare (15 mins). Get off at stop Saint-Denis Porte de Paris.

Travelling to Marcoussis: (We’ve asked the FFR for up-to-date information on busses, trains, and taxis plus other helpful information. Rugby Today will post its responses next week.)

CNR at Marcoussis: The French Rugby Federations has built a magnificent training and game facility in this Parisian suburb. There are three pitches, two grass, and one turf. The grass will host the Women’s RWC. Each has a spectator stand.