Rugby Europe has confirmed the three-match schedule of the Rugby Europe Women’s Championship (REWC), to be played in February 2023 as Netherlands, Spain and Sweden go head-to-head for the title.
For this new edition, the REWC will see a new contender included in the Championship, with Sweden earning promotion after an impressive showing in last year’s Trophy Division. They will take the vacant place of Russia, who are still suspended.
The Baltic team will play against the Netherlands in Amsterdam first before going to Alicante to challenge the reigning title-holders Spain to conclude the tournament.
Schedule in full:
- Sat 11 February – 16.00 CET - Netherlands vs Sweden – National Center Rugby Amsterdam
- Sun 19 February – 14.00 CET – Spain vs Netherlands - Pins Vens, Sitges, Barcelona
- Sat 25 February – 17.00 CET – Spain vs Sweden - Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium, La Vila Joiosa
It kicks off an exciting new era for women’s rugby with the launch of the WXV in 2023, by World Rugby, which aims to revolutionise the women’s international rugby landscape, providing for the first time a meaningful pathway for all unions and a competitive springboard towards an expanded 16-team Rugby World Cup in 2025.
All games will be live-streamed on the platform – www.rugbyeurope.tv and on Florugby in North America.