After three match days, with each team having played three pool matches, positional semifinals were played with the top four-positioned sides vying to make the Women's Rugby World Cup final and all other sides playing matches in the final two rounds to decide tournament rankings.
If no winner could be determined within the time allowed, two teams should have played an extra time of 10 minutes each way with an interval of 5 and then eventually a kicking competition.
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... There are two stages the group stage followed by the knockout stage ... In the group stage, teams compete within four groups of four teams each ... In the group stage, 16 teams seeded into four groups (A,B,C, and D) compete against each other in a round-robin tournament ...
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