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Ireland Set For Two Autumn Tests This November

Ireland Set For Two Autumn Tests This November

The Ireland Women's team will return to Test action this November ©World Rugby/Getty Images

The Ireland Women will return to action this November in back-to-back autumn Test matches against the USA, ranked sixth in the world, on Friday, November 12 (kick-off 7.15pm), and Japan on Saturday, November 20 (kick-off 3pm).

The IRFU looks forward to welcoming supporters back to a Women’s international match for the first time since March 2020.

All the details, including broadcast arrangements, ticket prices and club and school travel support offers, will be communicated next week.

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Commenting on today’s announcement, IRFU Director of Women’s and Sevens Rugby, Anthony Eddy, said: “We’re delighted to confirm these two Test matches against quality opposition, with both the USA and Japan set to provide a big challenge during the November window.

“It’s a good opportunity for the group to get back on the pitch and also provides opportunity for other players to perform at this level and showcase their talent on the international stage.”

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin added: “We’re looking forward to two Test matches on home soil this November, and we’re excited about the opportunity to play in front of our supporters again.

“The group will reassemble in the coming weeks and put the building blocks in place ahead of two big Tests.

“A Friday Night game under the lights promises to be a special occasion and we hope to see as many of our supporters as possible.”

Ireland Women Autumn Test Schedule:

  • Ireland v USA, Friday, November 12, 7.15pm
  • Ireland v Japan, Saturday, November 20, 3pm