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Worcester to host England women

England women have announced that their 6 Nations game against France next year will be played at Sixways, Worcester as part of a triple bill of international action.

On Sunday February 27th female England sides will place France at both senior and U20 level while the mens U20 side will also play.

By the time the clash with France comes around, England will be mid-way through defending their 6 Nations title which they won with a clean sweep of victories last year. They will also be looking to put their World Cup disappointment behind them having lost out to New Zealand in the final last month.

The remaining 6 Nations venues for the womens competitions are yet to be finalised England played their home games at Esher last year and they will also host Italy and Scotland next year.

Worcester are strong supporters of women's rugby with their leading Premiership side having gotten off to a fantastic start to the season as they remain unbeaten.

Nicola Ponsford, the RFUWs Head of Performance said:

The recent womens rugby world cup exposed more people than ever to womens rugby and through working with the RFU and Worcester we now have a fantastic opportunity to take the Six Nations on the road and again get the game out there to as many people as possible,

France are always fantastic opposition and it will be a tremendously hard fought game. They took us to the wire last year in the Six Nations, coupled with their success in the world cup, I am sure this is going to be a really exciting encounter in front of a passionate rugby crowd.

The venue will also see the England Women U20s playing their first international of the season/

All kick off times will be confirmed in due course and full pricing details will be available on www.warriors.co.uk when announced.