WOMEN PROVIDE MORE ACTION
It seems the women’s rugby game has out done the men’s game, in one area at least.
The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup wrapped up in Ireland at the weekend with New Zealand claiming the honours with a victory over England in the final.
World Rugby are hailing the event as a major step forward for the women’s game and have unveiled a stat which suggests the women have provided an added bonus for spectators over that of the men’s game.
Analysis has shown that on average the ball was in play 10 per cent longer than in men’s matches, one of many stats released by World Rugby to highlight what a success the tournament in Ireland was.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has hailed the World Cup as ‘‘special and groundbreaking’’.