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Autumn Internationals: The story so far

15 test matches involving 11 different nations have been announced for November... and one in October.

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 tour of Wales, Spain and Italy

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:

13 Oct

02 Nov

03 Nov

04 Nov

09 Nov

10 Nov

16 Nov

17 Nov

18 Nov

21 Nov

24 Nov

25 Nov

27 Nov

Finland v Switzerland

UK Armed Forces v South Africa

United States v New Zealand

Italy v Scotland

England v United States
France v New Zealand

Spain v Hong Kong
Wales v South Africa

Wales v Hong Kong

France v New Zealand
Spain v South Africa

England v Canada
Ireland v United States

England A v Canada

England v Ireland
Wales v Canada

Italy v South Africa

Scotland v Canada

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Soldier Field, Chicago 


Allianz Park, London 

Cardiff Arms Park

Cardiff Arms Park

Olivia Nova, Valencia

Castle Park, Doncaster 
Donnybrook, Dublin 


Twickenham Stadium
Cardiff Arms Park

Chersoni Stadium, Prato