• Holders and hosts New Zealand in group with Australia
  • Canada and the United States will be in Pool B

Top-ranked England and France have been drawn in the same pool for next year’s women’s Rugby World Cup, while hosts New Zealand were drawn with trans-Tasman neighbours Australia at a ceremony in Auckland on Friday.

Third-ranked Canada and inaugural champions the United States will be in Pool B for the 12-team tournament which will be held in the southern hemisphere for the first time.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian