- England Women to play Scotland at Twickenham
- Gates will open for free after men's game against Scotland
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England Women, who have opened their 2011 Six Nations campaign with convincing wins over Wales an Italy, will return to the home of England rugby, on March 13 when they face Scotland. Gary Street’s side will take to the pitch following the men’s Calcutta Cup game, kick off is at 5.15pm and entry to the match is free.
Rugby fans who have tickets for the men’s Six Nations game can stay on and watch the match, while other supporters can at the stadium and gain free entry following the final whistle of the men’s match.
England Head Coach Gary Street said: “It will be fantastic to play at the home of English rugby again. When we played at Twickenham a year ago against New Zealand the atmosphere was very special and the game was watched by a record crowd of over 12,000 people. That number has since been smashed at the recent world cup final and we are certainly hoping that the tremendous support we received in that tournament will continue for the Six Nations.
“When England play Scotland it is always a big game, and I am sure with the men and the women playing on the same day and at the same venue it will be a passionate and thrilling encounter.”
England are defending their Six Nations crown, and looking for back-to-back Grand Slams. They have already got their campaign off to a winning start, beating Wales 19-0 at Bridgend RFC at running in 11 tries for an emphatic 68-5 win over Italy.
On February 27 England travel to Worcester’s Sixways Stadium where they take part in Super Sunday. England will join their under 20s counterparts, men and women, in taking on France in a triple billing of international rugby. Kick off is at 1.05pm.
England’s last game at home is at Twickenham on March 13 before they travel to Ashbourne RFC in Ireland for the final match on March 18, kick off 7.30pm.
|England Women’s remaining Six Nations Fixtures|
|Match ||Date ||Venue ||Kick Off |
|England v France
|England v Scotland
|England v Ireland