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Saturday, September 05, 2009

More positive international news

The firsts keep coming for women's rugby. On the same day (21st November) that England will play New Zealand at Twickenham in the first men's and women's rugby "double bill*", France will be making their first ever appearance at the Stade de France where they will be taking on Canada.

Unlike at Twickenham, the French women will play first before their men's game (in this case against Samoa) so it will be interesting to see who gets the bigger crowd!

The game will be a repeat of the last World Cup's third place match (just as the Twickenham game will replay the 2006 final) - but last month's game in the Nation's Cup may be fresher in both team's memories. France shocked Canada that day, winning 12-7 despite Canada scoring the only try.

*Though, to be pedantic about it, this will not be the first time England women have played after a men's international at Twickenham - they have done so on at least two other occasions in the past - but it is the first time that the two games have been promoted and advertised as an official "double bill".

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