Buildcorp Women's XVs National Championships

The Buildcorp Women's National XVs Championship will return to Sydney in 2016 with the best of Australia's elite XVs players vying for selection in the Wallaroos squad, a year out from the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.

The Championship will be held in Sydney at St Ignatius College Riverview, over three days from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June.

With the Women's Rugby World Cup to be held in Dublin and Belfast, Ireland in 2017, the Buildcorp Women's National Championship will springboard the Wallaroos preparations for the showpiece event.

Reigning champions Sydney will be aiming to defend their title against teams from right across the country including; Queensland, NSW Country, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Services side.

ARU General Manager, High Performance Ben Whitaker: "The standards at the Women's National Championship in 2015 were incredibly high and we hope to see every team exceed those standards in 2016.

"Last year the ARU committed to holding the Women's National XVs Championship every year as well as schedule national training camps and international fixtures to create a clearer pathway to the Wallaroos for our XVs players.

"I know with Australian selectors watching, the players will be striving to perform well over the three day competition."

"The next 18 months are going to be an exciting period for Women's XVs Rugby in Australia as we support the growth of the game and the preparation of the Wallaroos ahead of the 2017 World Cup."

Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell: "I am really looking forward to the tournament and watching the best players in the country in action.

"Our Wallaroos camp in 2015 was incredibly successful and we are looking to see strong improvement in the players as we continue to teach them our systems and develop our style of play."

Following the Buildcorp Women's National Championships, an extended Wallaroos squad will be selected for a camp at Bond University on the Gold Coast from 23-28 August.

2016 Buildcorp National Women’s XV Championship

Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June

St Ignatius College Riverview, Sydney

Sydney Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Western Australia (WA) Queensland (QLD)
Victoria NSW Country
Australian Defence Force (ADFRU) South Australia (SA)

MATCH DAY 1 – Friday 24 June

20 minute halves, 5-minute halftime

8.30 Sydney v ADFRU Oval 1 Game 1
9.30 WA v Victoria Oval 1 Game 2
10.30 QLD v NSW Country Oval 1 Game 3
11.30 ACT v SA Oval 1 Game 4
13.00 Sydney v Victoria Oval 1 Game 5
14.00 WA v ADFRU Oval 1 Game 6
15.00 ACT v NSW Country Oval 1 Game 7
16.00 QLD v SA Oval 1 Game 8

MATCH DAY 2 – Saturday 25 June

30 minute halves, 10-minute halftime

9.30 Victoria v ADFRU Oval 1 Game 9
11.00 NSW Country v SA Oval 1 Game 10
12.30 Sydney v WA Oval 1 Game 11
14.00 ACT v QLD Oval 1 Game 12

MATCH DAY 3 – Sunday 26 June

30 minute halves, 10-minute halftime

8.30 4th Pool A v 4th Pool B Oval 1 Game 13
9.45 3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B Oval 1 Game 14
11.00 2nd Pool A v 2nd Pool B Oval 1 Game 15
12.15 1st Pool A v 1st Pool B Oval 1 Game 16