Red Roses to play to play first standalone Twickenham match during Women's Six Nations

Emily Scarratt
Emily Scarratt

England Women's 2023 Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed with the Twickenham Stadium set to host their first-ever standalone game.

The last game for the red roses at the iconic venue came in November 2020 when they played alongside men's game but now will be facing France on a separate fixture in the final round on 29th April as they aim to win the title for the fifth consecutive year.

They will be hosting Scotland in the opening round at Kingston Park on 25th March with the Franklin's Gardens in Northampton being the venue for the second match against Italy on 2nd April.

Simon Middleton's team will then be having away fixtures against Wales and Ireland on 15th and 22nd April respectively before heading to the Twickenham clash.

“These are three fantastic rugby venues," said Middleton about the home games of England.

“To have a standalone Red Roses fixture at Twickenham Stadium is exciting and a real marker of where the game is at.

"We know there are some big targets to sell-out the stadium at the 2025 World Cup and it’s great we have the opportunity to draw a big crowd two years out. Games against France are always great occasions and contests and I expect this one to be no different.

“It’ll be fantastic to take a game to the North East. The people of Newcastle and the wider region love their sport, are madly passionate and always get behind events in their area and hopefully this will be the same.

“Franklin’s Gardens did a brilliant job hosting our 2021 autumn international against New Zealand and we are incredibly excited to return to a real hotbed of rugby.”

England's Six Nations Fixtures:

25th March, England v Scotland at Kingston Park in Newcastle
2nd April, England v Italy, Franklin's Gardens in Nortampton
15th April, Wales v England, TBC
22nd April, Ireland v England, TBC
29th April, England v France, Twickenham