Rugby World Cup Europe Qualifier

Saturday 25 Sep 2021 - 5:00 PM
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma

Rugby World Cup Europe Qualifier

Scotland kick-off their 2021 Rugby World Cup qualification campaign against Italy on Monday 13 September (kick-off 2pm BST / 3pm local time), before facing Spain on Sunday 19 September (kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm local time). Scotland's final match of the tournament will see them take on Ireland on Saturday 25 September (kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm local time).

The top team will secure a spot in Pool B at Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022, and the runner-up will enter the Final Qualification Tournament.

Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson has named a 28-player squad for the tournament. The squad remains largely unchanged from the 2021 Women's Six Nations in April, with Rachel Malcolm returning to her captaincy duties having missed Scotland’s last two matches in the championship due to a knee injury.

Edinburgh University's Eva Donaldson will be looking to make her international debut during the tournament, while Harlequins duo Jade Konkel and Sarah Bonar return to the fold.

Where to watch

Scotland's games will be broadcast on BBC ALBA and all fixtures will be live-streamed on the Rugby World Cup website, Facebook and Twitter, as well as World Rugby’s YouTube channel.

Broadcasters RTE Sport, RAI and RTVE taking the live feed in their respective markets.

An experienced team of match officials have been appointed for the tournament, including Aurelie Groizeleau (FFR), Nikki O´Donnell (RFU), Hollie Davidson (SRU), Clara Munarini (FIR), Maria Beatrice Benvenuti (FIR) and Maria Pacifico (FIR), alongside Television Match Officials Andrea Piardi, Gianluca Gnecchi and Stefano Penne (all FIR).

Nine teams have already confirmed their place at Rugby World Cup 2021, including New Zealand, England, France, Canada, USA, Australia and Wales via their final ranking at Ireland 2017, and South Africa and Fiji who came through the Africa and Oceania regional qualification tournaments respectively.

"In this round-robin tournament, every game counts and we know that we will have to hit the ground running in the first game to keep our qualification chances in sight." Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson

RWC 2021 Europe Qualifier schedule:

Venue: Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma

Monday 13 September

Scotland v Italy (kick-off 2pm BST / 3pm local time)

Spain v Ireland (kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm local time)

Sunday 19 September

Italy v Ireland (kick-off 2pm BST / 3pm local time)

Spain v Scotland (kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm local time)

Saturday 25 September

Italy v Spain (kick-off 2pm BST / 3pm local time)

Ireland v Scotland (kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm local time)

Wish the team good luck by sending us your video messages on social media, using #AsOne, or email [email protected].

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