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Match schedule confirmed for WXV 2023

By Lucy Lomax
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The match schedule for WXV 2023 has been confirmed. Kicking off this October, the three tiered competition will see 18 teams travel to Dubai, South Africa or New Zealand to compete in the inaugural WXV tournament, kicking off a new era for international women’s rugby.

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With the entire competition set to take place over four weekends between Friday 13 October until Saturday 4 November, each level will feature nine tests over three consecutive weekends and will be played in a cross-pool format.

WXV 2 fixtures will be played in South Africa at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, kicking off on 13 October with Italy against Japan.

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In a repeat of the 2021 (played in 2022) World Cup final, WXV 1 hosts and world champions, New Zealand are set to close the competition against England in Auckland.

In Dubai, WXV 3’s opening weekend will kick off with Fiji against Colombia.

Across all levels, matches will take place on Fridays and Saturdays with a combination of standalone and double header fixtures.

The tournament will take place during the men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 with match times complementing each other to ensure fans can enjoy what is set to be a thrilling period of elite men’s and women’s rugby.

View the full WXV Match schedule.

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