England Women’s Six Nations 2014 fixtures confirmed
England Women will play Ireland and Wales at home this year in the Six Nations Championship, with Twickenham Stadium and the Twickenham Stoop hosting the seven times Six Nations winners.
England, who finished third in the 2013 championship, open their campaign against 2014 Rugby World Cup hosts France at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on February 1, kick off 7:55pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on France 4 TV. Eight days later and they are in Aberdeen to take on Scotland on February 9, kick off 2pm.
Twickenham Stadium awaits England on February 22nd and England will be looking to turn the table on 2013 Grand Slam winners Ireland who defeated England 25-0 last season. Kick-off is at 6:30pm and rugby fans can watch the match for free with free entry to the stadium after the men’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland.
On March 7th England return to the Harlequins Stoop for their final home game of the championship where they take on fierce rivals Wales at 7pm and tickets for this match go on sale on November 14th. England’s final game is against Italy on March 16th March, kick off 2pm GMT at the Stadio Giulio e Silvio Pagani in Rovato.
England head into this season’s tournament after a gruelling 2012/2013 season. Street’s side nilled the World Champions New Zealand in a Series whitewash just over a year ago but the Black Ferns recently reversed that result on New Zealand soil in July. England also finished third in the 2013 Six Nations. England will also play France and Canada in the Autumn International Series on November 9 at Twickenham Stadium, kick off 5:05pm and November 13 at the Harlequins Stoop at 7pm.
England Head Coach Gary Street said: “The Six Nations championship is always incredibly exciting and I certainly don’t think this season’s tournament is going to be any different, especially in a World Cup year.
“Results didn’t go our way last season, and we were disappointed to finish third but our young squad learned a lot and we are certainly looking to come back out fighting in February and do all we can to regain our Six Nations crown. That certainly isn’t going to be easy, especially with our first game away in France, but we are up for the challenge.
“We are also really excited about playing our two home games at Twickenham Stadium, against the reigning Six Nations champions Ireland, and at the Twickenham Stoop against our fierce rivals Wales. They are going to be two fantastic matches. ”
England Women Six Nations Fixtures:
- February 1 – France v England, Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, kick off 7:55pm GMT
- February 9 – Scotland v England, Aberdeen Grammar Rugby, kick off 2pm
- February 22 – England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium, kick off 6:30pm.
- March 7 – England v Wales, the Harlequins Stoop, kick off 7pm.
- March 16 – Italy v England, Stadio Giulio e Silvio Pagani, Rovato, kick off 2pm GMT.