Venues and timings have been confirmed for the upcoming women’s 6 Nations, which kicks off on February 2nd.
England will play at Twickenham again this season – this time against France, while Scotland will play a game at the Scotstoun Stadium, the home of professional outfit Glasgow Warriors.
Italy will play at three different locations in their home games, kicking the tournament off with the first game against France in Brescia, before playing later against Wales in Benevento and against Ireland in Milan.
England open their competition off at their usual venue at Esher, before playing straight after the men’s game at Twickenham against France. The venue for their final home game against Italy has yet to be confirmed.
Scotland meanwhile will play in Dundee, Lasswade and Glasgow in their three home games. While Ireland will entertain France and England at their favoured ground of Ashbourne where they have an excellent record.
Wales open their tournament at Port Talbot on the opening weekend and will then have to wait until the final game to return for their second and final home game against England.
France will play in Laon and Dijon in their two games.
2013 Women's 6 Nations fixtures
Sat 2nd Feb 13 13:30 Italy Women v France Women Rovato, Brescia
Sat 2nd Feb 13 14:00 England Women v Scotland Women Esher
Sun 3rd Feb 13 13:30 Wales Women v Ireland Women Aberavon RFC, Port Talbot
Fri 8th Feb 13 17:30 France Women v Wales Women Stadium Marcel Levindrey, Laon
Sat 9th Feb 13 14:00 Ireland Women v England Women Ashbourne RFC
Sun 10th Feb 13 14:00 Scotland Women v Italy Women Dundee High School
Sat 23rd Feb 13 14:00 Scotland Women v Ireland Women Lasswade
Sat 23rd Feb 13 19:20 England Women v France Women Twickenham, after senior Men's match
Sun 24th Feb 13 13:30 Italy Women v Wales Women Benevento
Fri 8th Mar 13 19:30 Ireland Women v France Women Ashbourne RFC
Sat 9th Mar 13 14:00 England Women v Italy Women TBC
Sun 10th Mar 13 14:00 Scotland Women v Wales Women Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Fri 15th Mar 13 18:00 France Women v Scotland Women Stade Bourillot, Dijon
Sun 17th Mar 13 13:30 Italy Women v Ireland Women Parabiago, Milan
Sun 17th Mar 13 14:30 Wales Women v England Women Aberavon RFC, Port Talbot