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Sandy Park gets ready for England’s Red Roses international in Exeter

Published: 15 September 2023

England’s Red Roses

There’s still time to buy tickets for the international rugby clash at Sandy Park as England’s Red Roses host Canada Women in the first of a two-Test series next week.

The series opener will be played at Sandy Park on Saturday, 23 September (kick off 2.30pm), before the second match, which will take place on Saturday, 30 September at Saracens’ StoneX Stadium.

It will be the first time the two sides have faced off since the Red Roses won a brilliant Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final over Canada 26-19 at Eden Park, when England made history by winning a record 30 consecutive tests.

It’s also the Red Roses’ first matches since their successful Grand Slam Six Nations campaign, before they travel to New Zealand to compete in the WXV tournament in October.

The Canadian team will start preparations for the game at Sandy Park when they arrive in Exeter. They will be staying in the city centre and will use the facilities at St Sidwell’s Point leisure centre ahead of the match.

Charlie Hayter, RFU head of women’s performance rugby, added: “Exeter has been a fantastic host venue for the Red Roses on a number of occasions and we are excited to be heading back to Sandy Park. The club and its supporters are passionate fans of the women’s game and embraced the team each time we play there.”

To get tickets head to the Exeter Chiefs Ticket Hub on the Exeter Chiefs website:

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