Brazil Women

Nickname: Carcarás/Amazonas |

Brazil Women

Nickname: Carcarás/Amazonas |
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IRL Ranking :

head coach

Head Coach:
Paul Grundy


Karina Araujo


World Cup Appearances:

Best Results

World Cup Best Result:

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Team Bio

Rugby league in Brazil was established on the back of NRL matches being broadcast in the country. With a population of 210 million, there is a unique opportunity for the growth of the game in Brazil off the back of the women’s team representing the country at the RLWC2021. Prior to 2017, rugby league had no central administration in Brazil and was run as several pockets of activity in different parts of the country, separated by vast geographic distances. The women's National Rugby League domestic competition is undergoing a significant shift at the moment, transforming from a city-based competition to a state-based competition. The bulk of activity is centred around the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Parana and Espirito Santo, though it is anticipated additional teams to the south and north-west of the country will be added soon, followed by those in the north-east. 

The iconic yellow, blue and green colours of Brazil are symbolised and widely recognised across the world, used by their sporting teams, most notably the football team of Brazil, but it will now be used by the Amazonas/Carcaras. Some of the current squad members within the Brazil team participated in the rugby 7s competition at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, so already have experience of representing Brazil in a major tournament. 

In 2018, the Brazil Women’s Rugby League team won the Latin American Championships in Sao Paulo, paving the way for the women to qualify for the RLWC2021. This is achievement also signified the Brazil Rugby League Women’s team as the first South American team ever to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup. Brazil will be the lowest ranked team in the women’s side of the tournament, but that will not stop them being a team to watch in their opening game against hosts England. 


Women's Group A


Tue 1


Headingley Stadium, Leeds


Women's Group A


Sat 5


MKM Stadium, Hull


Women's Group A


Wed 9


Headingley Stadium, Leeds



Salford City Roosters officially open their brand new clubhouse

The club secured £434,863, one of the largest grants ever awarded from the Rugby League World Cup 2021 CreatedBy RLWC2021 capital grants programme.

RLWC2021 closes London Stock Exchange to celebrate new tournament schedule

RLWC2021 Ambassadors Oliver Thomason and Jodie Cunningham were joined by Rugby League legends, including Shaun Wane and Martin Offiah MBE, for the closing ceremony.

Full Schedule revealed and tickets available now for 2022

All 18 original host town and cities remain involved with, all tournament finals now to be played in Manchester with Manchester Central set to host the wheelchair final.

Bigger and better. New schedule and tickets on sale from 9am Friday

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 officially begins today (15 November) as we can confirm the 61-match schedule will be revealed in full on Friday 19 November at 9am GMT.

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