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Destination Toulouse For Griggs’ First Game In Charge Of Ireland Women

Destination Toulouse For Griggs’ First Game In Charge Of Ireland Women

Ireland will kick off the 2018 Women’s Six Nations Championship against France in Toulouse on Saturday, February 3, in what will be Adam Griggs’ first competitive game in charge.

The 2018 Women’s Six Nations fixtures were confirmed today, and the exciting schedule includes three successive Sunday afternoon dates at Donnybrook for the Ireland Women, who finished as runners-up last season.

The girls in green, guided by new head coach Adam Griggs, will renew rivalries with the French at Stade Ernest Wallon before playing host to Italy (February 11, kick-off 1pm), Wales (February 25, kick-off 3pm) and Scotland (March 11, kick-off 1pm) in a trio of Sunday showdowns at the Dublin 4 venue.

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Ireland will play reigning champions England in the final round at Wasps’ Ricoh Arena in Coventry, as part of a Women’s/Under-20s double header on Friday, March 16. The Women’s game is the curtain raiser at 5.30pm.

Click here for tickets and information on a subsidised bus offer for clubs and schools wishing to attend the Ireland Women’s home games.

Six Nations Rugby continue to work on promoting and raising the profile of the Women’s Championship and are ensuring that all matches will once again be produced for television to a high quality broadcast standard.

In doing so, it will ensure that each country’s Women’s Six Nations matches are available live either on television, or streamed live on Six Nations and Unions digital channels. A dedicated round-up highlights programme will again be available, both on the BBC Network on Sunday evenings in the UK and on RTE on Monday evening in Ireland.

The Women’s Six Nations Championship attracted record live TV and streaming audiences across the six countries last year, with over 7.5 million viewers following the live matches and a further 2.2 million on highlights. All 15 matches of the 2017 Women’s Six Nations were also broadcast in 175 countries around the world.

The Women’s Six Nations also boasts a number of dedicated digital channels with record numbers visiting the tournament website as well as a strong audience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

John Feehan, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said: “We are excited about the level of interest shown in the Women’s Six Nations Championship last season and expect this interest to rise again during the next Championship.

“The Women’s game development forms part of the ongoing work done by the Six Nations Council who are constantly looking at the Championship and at ways of developing our brand and our sport.”


Friday, February 2 –

Wales Women v Scotland Women, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, 6pm

Saturday, February 3 –

France Women v Ireland Women, Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse, 9pm local time/8pm Irish time

Sunday, February 4 –

Italy Women v England Women, Stadio Mirabello, Reggio Emilia, 6.30pm local time

Saturday, February 10 –

Scotland Women v France Women, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, kick-off tbc
England Women v Wales Women, The Stoop, Twickenham, 12.15pm

Sunday, February 11 –

Ireland Women v Italy Women, Donnybrook, 1pm – Buy Match Tickets

Friday, February 23 –

Scotland Women v England Women, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, 7.05pm

Saturday, February 24 –

France Women v Italy Women, Stade Furiani, Furiani, 9pm local time

Sunday, February 25 –

Ireland Women v Wales Women, Donnybrook, 3pm – Buy Match Tickets

Saturday, March 10 –

France Women v England Women, Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, 9pm local time

Sunday, March 11 –

Wales Women v Italy Women, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 11.45am
Ireland Women v Scotland Women, Donnybrook, 1pm – Buy Match Tickets

Friday, March 16 –

England Women v Ireland Women, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 5.30pm – Buy Match Tickets
Wales Women v France Women, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, 6pm

Sunday, March 18 –

Italy Women v Scotland Women, Stadio Plebiscito, Padua, 3pm local time