Ireland will play host to the biggest tournament in Women's Rugby in 2017. 

The tournament, last held in 2014, normally takes place every four years but has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the Women's World Rugby Sevens in 2018. 

UCD will host the group stages of the tournament, while the latter stages will move to Queen's University Belfast, and the final will take place at Ravenhill. 

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said of the decision to award the tournament to Ireland that given the "impressive results on and off the field, the IRFU is a leader in driving forward the promotion and development of women’s rugby" and that it's "great news for teams and fans as the sport continues to reach out and inspire new participants in our great game. I am sure that Dublin and Belfast will prove to be popular destinations". 

Via The Irish Times