- England Women Under 20 to travel to Canada
- Three Test series takes place in August
England Women U20 will face Canada Women U20 in a three-match series in Canada in August 2018.
The international summer tour will see a 26 player squad travel to Canada, with all matches hosted at Acadia University, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday 10 August, Tuesday 14 August and Saturday 18 August.
England Women U20 last played Canada Women U20 in a three-Test series at Trent College, Nottingham in 2016 with England winning the series 3-0.
“The tour to Canada presents a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop players that are coming through the pathway," said England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp.
"With an international tour, playing and training outside of familiar environments, brings new and unique challenges both on and off the pitch for young players to adapt to. Playing Canada away will be a tough and exciting opportunity for the selected squad and one we are really looking forward to.”
Nicky Ponsford, RFU Head of Women’s Performance added: “As part of the new Women and Girls strategic plan we are committed to increasing quality playing opportunities for players at U20 level. This season we have already delivered more training camps for the U20’s and the tour to Canada is further testament to our commitment to growing the women’s game. It’s an exciting opportunity for this squad.”
Canada's director of Rugby Sevens and Women's Rugby, Meaghan Howat said: "We're delighted to be bringing international rugby to Halifax as part of our Under-20 Women's Series against England this summer.
"These fixtures are important for Canada's Women's Rugby Program to assess and develop the next generation of athletes as we continue building towards the next Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 and we welcome the challenge that England will bring in this three-match series."
England Women U20 fixtures, Canada Tour
Friday 10th August - Canada Women U20 v England Women U20, KO time TBC
Tuesday 14th August - Canada Women U20 v England Women U20, KO time TBC
Saturday 18th August - Canada Women U20 v England Women U20, KO time TBC