1994 - Women’s Rugby World Cup final held at Raeburn Place

The 1994 Women’s World Cup had been scheduled to be played in the Netherlands, but that country pulled out of the competition when the IRB withheld its endorsement. An alternative competition was staged in Scotland with 11 of the original 16 entrants taking part.

Various club grounds in Scotland hosted matches, with the pool D matches, between Wales, Canada and Kazakhstan, played at Raeburn Place. The ground also hosted the quarter-final between France and Japan and was the venue for the Cup 3rd/4th place play-off and the overall final, in which England beat the United States 38-23.

The tournament was finally recognised by the IRB as an official world cup in 2009 when it published a list of previous winners.