The IRFU and USA Rugby are pleased to announce that the Ireland Women’s 15s team will take on the USA Women in Dublin on Sunday, November 18 this year.
The game is set to take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook, with the kick-off time to be confirmed. The Ireland and USA Women last met at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 when 18 points from Niamh Briggs helped Ireland to a hard fought 23-17 win.
The Ireland side that day also featured flanker Claire Molloy who was recently named the Women’s 15s Player of the Year at the Zurich Irish Rugby Players Awards.
IRFU Director of Women’s Rugby, Anthony Eddy, is pleased that Ireland will be able to host the Eagles Women in what is set to be an important season for the side. “We are delighted to welcome the USA to Dublin this November,” he said.
“This is the third time the Ireland Women’s side have played representative matches during the autumn window, and it will provide the squad with some valuable match experience leading into next year’s Women’s Six Nations Championship.”
Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs is looking forward to what next season will bring, adding: “It’s great to have the USA travelling over for this fixture – they’re a top team so it will be a good test for our side.
“There were lots of positives to take from this year’s Women’s Six Nations, and we’ll be looking to build on these this November and take the additional learnings into the 2019 Women’s Six Nations.”
The IRFU will announced the finalised Women’s 15s November schedule in the coming weeks.
IRELAND WOMEN v USA Women
Energia Park, Donnybrook
Sunday, November 18, kick-off to be confirmed