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- National Academy to play on 13 & 21 November
England Women’s National Academy side will face USA Women’s Selects team at Newbury RFC on Tuesday 13 November (KO 7.30pm) and then Canada Women A at Cobham RFC on Wednesday 21 November (KO 7.30pm).
As part of the women’s development pathway, the National Academy side includes current senior players alongside up and coming talent.
Both USA and Canada will bring extended squads to England for the Quilter Internationals, with these additional fixtures providing game time opportunities for further players. Wider England squad members will be provided quality competition in an international match environment.
“The National Academy Programme aims to bridge the gap into senior international rugby," said RFU head of women’s performance Nicky Ponsford.
“Our performance pathway has grown and seen considerable success over recent years but it is still a significant further step up to senior level. These fixtures aim to support and provide an opportunity to players who have been performing well in the Tyrrells Premier 15s to be seen against quality international competition.”
England National Academy will be coached and managed by a combination of senior England Women and England Women U20 coaches.