Source: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dates of forthcoming International Matches

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Here is a digest of forthcoming international matches. It includes RWC qualifiers this month and fixtures for autumn tours in November

RWC Qualifiers

All games to be played at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma (Italy have the highest world ranking)

13 September Ireland v Spain; Scotland v Italy
19 September Ireland v Italy; Scotland v Spain
25 September Ireland v Scotland; Spain v Italy

Autumn Tours

31 October England v New Zealand, Exeter
1 November USA v Canada Glendale, Colorado
5 November USA v Canada Glendale, Colorado
6 November France v South Africa, Vannes
7 November England v New Zealand, Northampton
13 November France v New Zealand, Pau
14 November England v Canada, Twickenham Stoop
20 November France v New Zealand, Castres
21 November England v USA, Worcester
21 November Wales v Canada (to be confirmed)

According to the Welsh website ‘there are currently no forthcoming fixtures’. Thereby hangs a tale.

None of these dates can be considered a certainty. The pandemic may yet cause alterations or cancellations. Two tests between the Wallaroos and the Black Ferns due at the end of this month have been cancelled.