USA Rugby Women’s Eagles
USA Rugby announced the final November 2018 fixture for The U.S. Women’s National team. The Women’s Eagles will play England’s Red Roses on November 9 at Allianz Park in London. The match is part of the Quilter Internationals 2018 and will kick off at 2:45 PM ET and serve as the Women’s Eagles’ first road test of their Fall tour.
The Women’s Eagles will open their November tests against New Zealand on November 3 in Chicago as part of The Rugby Weekend’s triple-header at Soldier Field. The Women Eagles will then travel to England to play the Red Roses before closing out their tour against Ireland on November 18 at Energia Park in Dublin.
The three test matches are challenging ones as the Black Ferns are ranked 1st by World Rugby, England 2nd, and Ireland 8th. The full November schedule will also include an “A” level match featuring the Women’s Selects and an opponent to be announced later.
Emilie Bydwell, USA Rugby’s General Manager for Women’s High Performance, discussed the logistics indicating that “After months of planning, we’re thrilled to fully reveal our Fall test schedule. As we continue to drive our program planning and preparation forward, building on previous success from 2017, the fixture against the Red Roses helps us further direct the ongoing advancement of our senior women’s players.”
“We are embracing the challenge of playing the two best teams in the world back-to-back, and this is an excellent opportunity to put down a measuring stick for our next generation.”
U.S. Women’s National Team | 2018 November Tour Schedule
The Rugby Weekend
vs New Zealand
Sat, Nov. 3 | 12 PM CT
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Fri, Nov. 9 | 2:45 PM ET
Allianz Park, London, England
Sun, Nov. 18 | Time TBC
Energia Park, Dublin, Ireland