The USA Women’s National Team XVs will face Canada in a two-match test series at the Elite Training Center at Chula Vista, California on November 20 and November 24. Matches will kick off at 3 pm PT with open admission and games will be broadcast LIVE on FloRugby.
The Women’s Eagles defeated Canada in their last meeting during the Super Series in July and are now tied at 19 wins apiece all-time.
Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell said “With these two matches, our Women’s team will have played more games in a 13 month period than was played between the 2014 and 2017 World Cups. This is a huge statement from the union and although we always have work to do, the fact that we are able to make these match opportunities possible for our players is significant.”
“As the final competition window of the year, we will use these games as a marker for the work that’s been done and help us refine any planning or highlight specific threats that need to be addressed when finalizing our 2020 planning.”
Head Coach Rob Cain added, “I cannot stress just how important these experiences are in terms of continuing our development and achieving our aspirations in 2021. This is reflective of our continued statement that we want to compete at the very top and these platforms give our players every chance to. Every time we come together our aim is to evolve and move further along to where we want to get too, Canada gives us the perfect test matches to do this.”
“We have a lot of respect for Canada as they have consistently showcased how dangerous they are and have shown they can be destructive through their set-piece, pick and go, kicking game and ball in hand play. What a great rivalry to finish with in 2019.”
Final selections for the event will be announced prior to the players assembling on November 15.