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Autumn Internationals: The story so far

Nine test matches involving eight different nations have been announced for November... so far.

The Autumn International programme begins here: Soldier Field, Chicago

The announcement today of England's Autumn International programme brings the number of tests taking place in November to thirteen, played by nine different nations in eight different countries.

South Africa will undertake a three test tour of Wales and Spain, which will also include two other fixtures

Spain will also host Hong Kong.

New Zealand are going on a two-country three-test overseas tour, playing a test in the United States for the first time before travelling to France for two tests

After hosting New Zealand the United States will also travel to Europe to meet England and Ireland

Canada are also visiting Europe with tests against England and Scotland

Scotland  will also travel to Italy, and England will play Ireland at Twickenham. In addition Scotland will play Spain in January.

Responding to the announcement of England’s programme Coach Simon Middleton said: “With no summer tour this year, the Quilter Internationals cannot come soon enough. The squad are raring to go and we couldn’t wish for a better start than against the USA. They are an international team on the rise, evidenced by their performance in the semi-final of last year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup.

“Like us, Canada and Ireland will be looking forward to continuing their evolution with new squads and coaching staff in place. We look forward to returning to Allianz Park for our opening game and are really excited to host a first women’s international in Yorkshire before returning to Twickenham which is always a great occasion.”

Scotland Coach, Shade Munro, said: “To progress as a team, it’s vital we test ourselves against some of the best sides in the world and play more quality sides, more frequently. Increasing our game time means we can continue to shape this hard-working and exciting group of players as we build towards the Six Nations and, ultimately, qualification for the World Cup.

"Canada have shown time and again they can compete at the highest level and we’re delighted to be welcoming them to Scotstoun this November. Similarly, we know Italy and Spain very well and the stern challenge we are going to get from them, especially away from home.”

Test match and tour games:

02 Nov

03 Nov

04 Nov

07 Nov

09 Nov
 

11 Nov

17 Nov

18 Nov
 

24 Nov

27 Nov
 

UK Armed Forces v South Africa

United States v New Zealand

Italy v Scotland

Wales v South Africa

England v United States
France v New Zealand

Crawshaws v South Africa

France v New Zealand

England v Canada
Ireland v United States

England v Ireland

Scotland v Canada
Wales v South Africa

 

Soldier Field, Chicago 

Calvisano

 

Allianz Park, London 
Toulon 

 

Grenoble 

Castle Park, Doncaster 
Donnybrook, Dublin 

Twickenham Stadium 

Scotstoun