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A busy summer for women’s rugby

29 tests, five U20 internationals, and eight international sevens tounaments - its going to be a busy summer!

Remember how once upon a time the women’s international rugby season ended with around of sevens tournaments in June, after which (apart from an occasional summer series in Canada) everything went quiet until October?

That has all changed. International women’s rugby now never stops.

Between now and September there will not be a single weekend where international women’s rugby is not being played somewhere in the world.

As well as eight sevens tournaments, and two U20 series, there will be test matches and test series involving Australia, Canada, China, England, France, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, and the United States.

In total that means there will be 29 test matches, five U20 internationals, and nearly 200 sevens internationals between now and the October.

And in October we have the start of the Autumn Internationals, the European Championship, plus several Olympic qualifiers, and the start of the 2019-20 World Series.

June
15-16
15-16
19-22
22
22-23
26-29
28–14 July
28-29
30-1 July


European Conference Sevens (Zagreb)
World Series Sevens (Biarritz)
Asian Championship (Div 1) (Philippines, India, Singapore, China)
Kenya v Uganda Elgon Cup 1st leg
European Trophy Sevens: 2nd Leg (Lisbon)
Zimbabwe U20 v South Africa (2 game series)
Super Series (USA, Canada, England, France, New Zealand)
South American U18 Sevens (Chile) (Arg, Bra, Chi, Uru)
European Grand Prix Sevens: 1st leg (Marcoussis)

July
5-7
6-7
13
13-19
13-20
20-21
20-28
27-28


World University Games (Naples) (Arg, Bel. Can, Fra, Ita, Jpn, Rus, SA) 
RAN North American Sevens (Cayman Is)
Uganda v Kenya Elgon Cup 2nd leg
Australia v Japan (2 game series)
European Olympic Sevens qualifier (Kazan)
European Grand Prix Sevens: 2nd leg (Kharkiv)
Under 20 Tri-Nations (England, USA, Canada) (Loughborough)
Pan American Games Sevens (Lima)

August
9-17
10-11
10-17
24-25
31-1 Sep


African Championship
Asian Sevens Trophy (Jakarta)
Australia v New Zealand (2 game series, home and away)
Asian U20 Sevens
Asian Sevens Series: 1st Leg (Incheon)

September
14-15
14-21
28-29
28-Oct 5


Asian Sevens Series: 2nd Leg (Huizhou)
Spanish tour to South Africa (3 games inc 1 test)
Asian Sevens Series: 3rd Leg (Colombo)
South Africa v Scotland (2 game series)