Women's international rugby union

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Women's rugby union has a history going back to the late 19th century but it was not until 1982 that the first international fixture (or "Test Match") took place. The match was organised in connection with the Dutch Rugby Union's 50th anniversary. As part of the celebrations on June 13, 1982 the French national women's team was invited to Utrecht to play the Dutch, France winning 4-0[1] in a game that has since been recognised as the first ever women's international[2] rugby union match.

Official recognition of women's internationals was not immediate. Almost all women's rugby was originally organised outside of the control of either national unions or the IRB. Partly as a result no internationally agreed list of rugby internationals exists. However, even in the male game, the IRB does not decide which matches are "full internationals" (or "test matches"), leaving such decisions up to participating unions.

As a result one country may classify a match as a full international (and award full test caps) while the opposition may not - countries may even award caps for games against an opposition that is not a national team (World XVs, for example).[3]

International rugby initially grew slowly.[4] Sweden joined France and the Netherlands in 1984, followed by Italy in 1985, but it was not until 1987 that the first international took place outside Europe. However, since 2003 the game has expanded rapidly and now over 50 nations have played at least one "test match".

Over 1000 internationals have now been played. Traditional centres of rugby New Zealand, England and France have been the most successful nations, but they have been joined by a number of "non-traditional" nations who have been almost as successful - such as the USA and Kazakhstan. Unlike men's rugby, there is no official ranking of women's teams - generally the IRB refer to the placings in the preceding World Cup. However FIRA compile an annual ranking of European teams and rugby statistician Serge Piquet has produced a currently unofficial, but generally accepted, world ranking list. Another ranking list appears on The Roon Ba website [6]

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International women's matches[edit]

Definition of an "international":

Individual unions compile their own international records. As a result the list below will conflict with some of these "official" records (much in the same way as they will conflict with each other) as unions:

  • may not include some games in their official records because they fielded a below strength team in a tournament for full international XVs, or
  • may include games which are not listed below because they fielded a full strength team in a friendly against an unofficial or "A" team.

For consistency this list has used the following criteria when defining what is or is not an international:

  • Tournament games between national representative XVs from tournaments for full international teams, regardless of an individual union's selection policy;
  • "Friendly" fixtures which it appears were generally promoted prior to the game as being between full strength national XVs. In case of doubt the opinion of the home union - i.e. the promoter of the game - has carried the most weight.
  • Fixtures between official national selections and supra-national teams (such as "World XVs").

Full internationals and tournaments[edit]

Each match below is prefixed by a unique running number, has a three number suffix indicating how many games each team had played up to this point, and how many games had been played between the two sides. For example:

[74]
1993-12-19 Scotland  0-23  Wales Burnbrae, Glasgow [2/13/1]

indicates that this was not only the 74th women's international, it was the second played by Scotland, the 13th played by Wales, and the first between the two sides.

A list of games involving advertised "A" teams and other games of doubtful international status is also appended after the main list.

1982[edit]

Tournaments

  • None

Other matches

[1 [5]]
1982-06-13 Netherlands  0-4  France Utrecht [1/1/1]

1983[edit]

Tournaments

  • None

Other matches

[2]
1983-06-05 France  10-0  Netherlands La Teste [2/2/2]

1984[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[3]
1984-05-27 Netherlands  0-3  France Hilversum [3/3/3]
[4]
1984-10-21 Sweden  0-34  Netherlands Malmö [1/4/1]

1985[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[5]
1985-06-02 France  20-0  Netherlands Bourg en Bresse [4/5/4]
[6]
1985-06-22 Italy  0-0  France Riccione [1/5/1]
[7]
1985-10-19 Netherlands  19-0  Sweden Nijmegen [6/2/2]

1986[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[8]
1986-04-19 Great Britain  8-14  France Richmond[6] [1/6/1]
[9]
1986-05-01 Netherlands  10-0  France Enschede [7/7/5]
[10]
1986-05-18 France  12-0  Italy Bardos [8/2/2]
[11]
1986-10-17 Netherlands  11-6  Sweden Akersloot [8/3/3]
[12]
1986-12-31 Belgium  0-32  Sweden Brussels [1/4/1]

1987[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[13]
1987-04-05 Wales  4-22  England Pontypool Park [1/1/1[7]]
[14]
1987-05-02 France  28-6  Great Britain Chalon-sur-Saône [9/2/2]
[15]
1987-05-17 Italy  4-16  France Rome [3/10/3]
[16]
1987-05-31 France  22-3  Netherlands Chalon-sur-Saône [11/9/6]
[17]
1987-11-14 Canada  3-22  United States Victoria, British Columbia[8] [1/1/1]
[18]
1987-11-22 Great Britain  16-0  Netherlands Richmond [3/10/1]

1988[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[20-25] (1988-05-21 to 1988-05-23) European Cup at Bourg en Bresse, France

Other matches[edit]

[19]
1988-04-24 Wales  6-36  England Newport RFC [2/2/2]
[26]
1988-08-08 United States  26-10  Canada Saranac Lake [2/2/2]
[27]
1988-10-15 England  40-0  Sweden Waterloo [3/5/1]
[28]
1988-11-27 Belgium  0-66  France Brussels [2/15/1]
[29]
1988-11-27 Netherlands  3-0  Wales Utrecht [14/3/1]

1989[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[30]
1989-02-12 England  38-4  Wales Moseley RFC [4/4/3]
[31]
1989-03-04 Great Britain  13-0  France Rosslyn Park [7/16/4]
[32]
1989-05-02 Spain  0-28  France Boe [1/17/1]
[33]
1989-09-03 Canada  3-28  United States Edmonton [3/3/3]
[34]
1989-10-14 Germany  0-8  Sweden Berlin [1/6/1]

1990[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[38-44] (1990-08-28 to 1990-09-01) RugbyFest 1990 at Christchurch, New Zealand

Other matches[edit]

[35]
1990-02-11 Wales  12-18  England Neath RFC [5/5/4[9]]
[36]
1990-03-18 Great Britain  32-0  Italy Moseley [8/7/2[10]]
[37]
1990-04-14 Netherlands  0-10  France ? [15/18/8]
[45]
1990-10-21 Netherlands  0-26  England Utrecht [19/6/1]

1991[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[47-68] (1991-04-04 to 1991-09-15) World Cup at Cardiff

Other matches[edit]

[46]
1991-03-24 England  24-13  Wales Waterloo [7/6/5]
[69]
1991-11-09 Sweden  20-6  Germany Trelleborg [10/2/2]

1992[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

None

Other matches[edit]

[70]
1992-02-09 Wales  10-14  England National Stadium Cardiff [10/12/6]
[71]
1992-06-13 France  14-10  Spain Bon Encontre [22/7/2]
[72]
1992-09-13 United States  13-12  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [11/9/4]
[73]
1992-10-17 Germany  0-39  Netherlands Hanover [3/24/1]
[74]
1992-11-15 France  24-0  Netherlands Fécamp [23/25/9]

1993[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[79-84] (1993-06-08 to 1993-06-12) Canada Cup at Fletcher's Fields, Toronto

Other matches[edit]

[75]
1993-02-14 Scotland  10-0  Ireland Raeburn Place, Edinburgh[11] [1/1/1]
[76]
1993-03-13 Italy  8-5  Netherlands Stadio Comunale, Rho [12/26/2]
[77]
1993-03-14 England  23-5  Wales Northampton RFC [13/11/7]
[78]
1993-04-04 Italy  0-24  France Rovigo [12/24/5]
[85]
1993-10-10 Netherlands  53-0  Germany Delft [26/4/2]
[86]
1993-10-31 Germany  11-10  Kazakhstan Hanover [5/1/1]
[87]
1993-12-19 Scotland  0-23  Wales Burnbrae, Glasgow [2/15/1]

1994[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[91-116] (1994-04-11 to 1994-04-24) World Cup at Edinburgh, Scotland

Other matches[edit]

[88]
1994-02-13 Ireland  0-5  Scotland Ravenhill, Belfast [2/3/2]
[89]
1994-02-13 Wales  10-11  England Bridgend [16/17/9]
[90]
1994-02-18 England  32-8  France Wolverhampton [18/25/2]
[117]
1994-04-24 Scotland  60-0  Sweden Meggetland [9/15/1]
[118]
1994-09-02 Australia  0-37  New Zealand Sydney [1/8/1]
[119]
1994-11-19 Germany  12-0  Sweden Hamburg [6/16/3]
[120]
1994-11-28 Germany  3-15  Kazakhstan Hanover [7/7/2]
[121]
1994-12-18 Wales  0-5  Scotland The Brewery Field, Bridgend [21/10/3]
[122]
1994-12-18 England  30-5  Netherlands Wasps RFC [24/25/2]

1995[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[126-129] (1995-04-12 to 1995-04-16) FIRA European Championship at Treviso, Italy

Other matches[edit]

[123]
1995-02-12 England  25-0  Wales Sale RFC [24/22/10]
[124]
1995-02-18 Scotland  20-3  Ireland Myreside, Edinburgh [11/7/4]
[125]
1995-03-05 Ireland  10-39  France Dublin [8/30/2]
[126]
1995-03-19[12] Wales  25-0  Ireland Cardiff []
[131]
1995-04-30 Scotland  10-12  Italy Meggetland, Edinburgh [12/15/1]
[132]
1995-05-14 Germany [13] 50-0  Portugal Heidelberg [8/1/1]
[133]
1995-07-22 New Zealand  64-0  Australia Auckland [9/2/2]
[134]
1995-09-23 Netherlands  5-3  Scotland Amsterdam [27/13/1]

1996[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[134-140] (1996-01-21 to 1996-03-03) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[141-147] (1996-04-08 to 1996-04-14) FIRA European Championship at Madrid, Spain

[150-155] (1996-09-08 to 1996-09-14) Canada Cup at Edmonton, Canada

Other matches[edit]

[137]
1996-02-18 France  6-15  England Villand Bonnot [33/27/4]
[148]
1996-08-24 Germany  3-53  Kazakhstan Hanover [12/8/3]
[149]
1996-08-31 Australia  5-28  New Zealand Sydney [3/10/3]
[156]
1996-11-30 Scotland  27-3  Netherlands Meggetland [17/34/2]

1997[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[158-164] (1997-01-12 to 1997-03-09) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[165-176] (1997-04-02 to 1997-04-06) FIRA European Championship at Nice, France

Other matches[edit]

[157]
1997-01-05 England  17-15  Spain Leeds [30/13/2]
[162]
1997-02-23 England  15-17  France Northampton [33/39/5]
[177]
1997-07-06 Canada  12-21  United States Ajax, Ontario [21/23/7]
[182]
1997-08-02 Australia  24-28  United States Brisbane [4/24/1]
[183]
1997-08-05 Sweden  0-42  Scotland Stockholm [18/24/2]
[184]
1997-08-13 New Zealand  67-0  England Burnham [14/38/1]
[185]
1997-08-16 New Zealand  44-0  Australia Dunedin [15/5/4]
[186]
1997-08-31 Germany  0-84  England Hürth [16/39/1]
[187]
1997-10-26 Netherlands  31-7  Germany Amsterdam [34/17/5]
[188]
1997-11-09 Germany  6-32  Ireland Hamburg [18/18/2]
[178]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  5-7  Russia ? [9/5/2]
[179]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  0-15  Russia ? [10/6/3]
[180]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  12-35  Russia ? [11/7/4]
[181]
1997-??-?? Spain  17-12  Russia ? [17/8/1]

1998[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[190-196] (1998-02-15 to 1998-04-05) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[199-238] (1998-05-01 to 1998-05-16) World Cup at Amsterdam, Netherlands

Other matches[edit]

[189]
1998-02-01 France  5-13  England Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille [43/40/7]
[192]
1998-02-21 Scotland  19-3  France Raeburn Place, Edinburgh [26/44/1]
[197]
1998-04-08 Japan  42-14  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [9/1/1]
[198]
1998-04-12 Japan  39-0  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [10/2/2]
[239]
1998-08-29 Australia  3-27  New Zealand Sydney [11/21/5]
[240]
1998-12-05 Spain  3-5  Scotland ? [23/34/2]

1999[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[241-251] (1999-03-05 to 1999-04-09) Women's Five Nations Championship at Various

[253-264] (1999-04-19 to 1999-04-24) FIRA European Championship at Belluno, Italy

[266-268] (1999-10-13 to 1999-10-19) Triangular '99 at Palmerston North, New Zealand

Other matches[edit]

[250]
1999-04-09 Germany  12-19  Netherlands Hanover [24/44/7]
[252]
1999-04-11 Germany  6-34  Kazakhstan Hanover [25/17/4]
[265]
1999-08-08 United States  16-11  Canada Saranac Lake, NY [30/27/9]

2000[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[270-280] (2000-02-04 to 2000-04-01) Women's Five Nations Championship at Various

[281-295] (2000-05-06 to 2000-05-14) FIRA European Championship at Almeria, Spain

[299-304] (2000-09-23 to 2000-09-30) Canada Cup at Winnipeg

[305] (2000-12-15 to 2000-12-15) Asian World Cup qualifier at Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong

Other matches[edit]

[269]
2000-01-09 Spain  10-42  England Barcelona [27/56/3]
[274]
2000-02-20 Netherlands  54-7  Belgium Amsterdam [44/3/1]
[296]
2000-06-06 United States  10-17  Canada New York [33/30/11]
[297]
2000-08-12 Germany  5-30  Sweden Hanover [29/23/5]
[298]
2000-09-01 Samoa  10-12  Japan Apia Park [1/11/1]

2001[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[307-316] (2001-02-03 to 2001-03-17) Women's Five Nations Championship at Various

[320-337] (2001-05-06 to 2001-05-12) FIRA European Championship at Lille

Other matches[edit]

[306]
2001-01-15 Wales  72-5  Netherlands Bridgend [52/52/2]
[309]
2001-02-09 Spain  42-0  Ireland Madrid [37/32/2]
[310]
2001-02-16 Ireland  0-53  France Dublin [35/65/5]
[319]
2001-04-08 Netherlands  105-0  Belgium Amsterdam [50/4/2]
[338]
2001-05-26 Australia  19-41  England T.G.Milner, Eastwood, Sydney [12/74/2]
[339]
2001-06-02 Australia  5-15  England Newcastle, NSW [13/75/3]
[340]
2001-06-09 New Zealand  15-10  England Rotorua [27/76/4]
[341]
2001-06-16 New Zealand  17-22  England North Harbour Stadium, Albany, North Shore City [28/77/5]
[342]
2001-07-07 Canada  23-3  United States Twin Elm Park, Ottawa [34/37/13]
[343]
2001-08-05 United States  22-21  Canada Saranac Lake, New York [38/35/14]
[344]
2001-10-18 Wales  7-21  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [60/36/4]
[345]
2001-10-21 Wales  11-12  Canada Caerphilly [61/37/5]
[346]
2001-10-24 Netherlands  0-15  Ireland Amsterdam [53/39/3]
[347]
2001-10-28 Wales  13-13  Canada Ebbw Vale [62/38/6]
[348]
2001-11-11 Scotland  13-3  Sweden Edinburgh [56/27/3]
[349]
2001-11-18 Wales  17-20  United States Ebbw Vale [63/39/3]
[350]
2001-11-24 Scotland  22-3  United States Inverleith [57/40/2]

2002[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[351-369] (2002-02-02 to 2002-04-07) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[360-364] (2002-03-20 to 2002-03-23) FIRA ENC XV-a-side Tournament at Treviso, Italy

[370-401] (2002-05-11 to 2002-05-26) World Cup at Barcelona, Spain

Other matches[edit]

[402]
2002-11-24 Scotland  34-3  Sweden Murrayfield, Edinburgh[14] [67/30/4]

2003[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[403-417] (2003-02-15 to 2003-03-29) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[418-425] (2003-05-01 to 2003-05-11) FIRA European Championship at Malmö, Sweden & Amsterdam, Netherlands

[426-429] (2003-06-14 to 2003-06-28) Churchill Cup at Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver

[433-434] (2003-12-03 to 2003-12-04) NAWIRA Caribbean Women’s 15-a-side Championship at Port of Spain

Other matches[edit]

[430]
2003-07-06 Sweden  5-49  Scotland Linköping [34/73/5]
[431]
2003-10-04 New Zealand  37-0 World XV Eden Park, Auckland [33/2/2]
[432]
2003-10-11 New Zealand  38-18 World XV Whangarei [34/3/3]

2004[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[435-449] (2004-02-14 to 2004-03-27) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[450-467] (2004-05-01 to 2004-05-08) FIRA European Championship at Toulouse, France

[471-475] (2004-06-08 to 2004-06-19) Churchill Cup at Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton

Other matches[edit]

[468]
2004-05-29 South Africa  5-8  Wales Adcock Stadium, Port Elizabeth [1/86/1]
[469]
2004-06-05 Austria  5-5  Czech Republic Hohe Warte, Vienna [1/1/1]
[470]
2004-06-05 South Africa  15-16  Wales Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria [2/87/2]
[476]
2004-06-19 Jamaica  15-3  Cayman Islands Montego Bay [3/1/1]
[477]
2004-11-06 Netherlands  15-7  Japan Amsterdam [65/17/2]
[478]
2004-11-14 England  45-5  Canada Richmond [105/49/10]
[479]
2004-11-14 Ireland  55-0  Japan Donnybrook, Dublin [62/18/3]
[480]
2004-11-17 England  41-3  Canada Newbury [106/50/11]
[481]
2004-11-27 Scotland  6-12  United States Murrayfield, Edinburgh [82/49/3]

2005[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[482-497] (2005-02-03 to 2005-03-19) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[498-510] (2005-04-07 to 2005-05-23) FIRA European Championship at Hamburg, Germany and Zenica, Bosnia

[511-514] (2005-06-03 to 2005-06-03) Asian World Cup Qualifiers at Bangkok, Thailand

[515-518] (2005-06-29 to 2005-07-05) Canada Cup at Ottawa

Other matches[edit]

[491]
2005-02-26 Rwanda  0-92  Uganda Kigali [1/1/1]
[502]
2005-04-30 Austria  5-5[15]  Czech Republic Hohe Warte, Vienna [2/2/2]
[503]
2005-04-30 Wales  9-24  South Africa Ebbw Vale RFC [93/3/3]
[504]
2005-05-14 England  101-0  South Africa Imber Court RFC [112/4/1]
[519]
2005-10-15 Samoa  0-53  England Ericsson Stadium, Auckland [6/113/1]
[520]
2005-10-22 New Zealand  24-15  England Eden Park, Auckland [41/114/8]
[521]
2005-10-22 Italy  11-14  Wales Treviso [46/94/5]
[522]
2005-10-26 New Zealand  33-8  England Waikato Stadium, Hamilton [42/115/9]
[523]
2005-11-11 France  13-5  Canada Nantes [100/54/4]
[524]
2005-11-11 France  29-0  Canada Nanterre [101/55/5]
[525]
2005-12-10 Uganda  81-0  Rwanda Kampala [2/2/2]

2006[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[528-542] (2006-02-04 to 2006-03-18) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[543-545] (2006-04-14 to 2006-04-18) Pacific tri-nations at Teufaiva Park, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga

[546-558] (2006-04-23 to 2006-04-30) FIRA ENC XV Championship at Treviso, Italy

[559, 565] (2006-06-09 to 2006-08-12) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[566-595] (2006-08-27 to 2006-09-18) World Cup at Edmonton, Canada

[596-598] (2006-09-28 to 2006-09-30) NAWIRA Caribbean Women’s Championship at Kingston, Jamaica

[599-603] (2006-11-17 to 2006-11-19) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Kunming, China

Other matches[edit]

[526]
2006-01-21 Scotland  6-13  United States Netherdale, Gala [90/50/4]
[527]
2006-01-25 Ireland  5-23  United States Limerick [68/51/2]
[???]
2006-03-25 Belgium  15-7  Netherlands Brussels [??/??/?? [16]]
[555]
2006-04-29 Ireland  15-8  Canada Galway [74/56/2]
[559]
2006-05-06 Wales  16-11  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [100/57/7]
[561]
2006-06-10 United States  25-10  Canada Boulder, Colorado [52/58/17]
[562]
2006-06-13 United States  18-20  Canada Boulder, Colorado [53/59/18]
[563]
2006-06-17 South Africa  35-0  Netherlands Port Elizabeth [5/76/1]
[564]
2006-06-24 South Africa  42-12  Netherlands Durban [6/77/2]
[601]
2006-11-18 Wales  31-7  Italy Glamorgan Wanderers [101/54/6]
[604]
2006-12-03 Wales  24-0  Netherlands Llanrumney [101/78/2]

2007[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[605-619] (2007-02-03 to 2007-03-16) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[621-648] (2007-04-11 to 2007-05-05) FIRA European Championship at Belgium and Barcelona, Spain

[655-658] (2007-11-02 to 2007-11-04) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Kunming, China

Other matches[edit]

[620]
2007-04-01 Netherlands  62-5  Belgium Eindhoven [79/12/4]
[649]
2007-08-27 United States  5-18  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [59/65/19]
[650]
2007-08-29 United States  7-45  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [60/66/20]
[651]
2007-09-22 Zimbabwe  0-28  Zambia Harare [1/1/1[17]]
[652]
2007-10-16 New Zealand  21-10  Australia Cooks Gardens, Wanganui [48/23/7]
[653]
2007-10-20 New Zealand  29-12  Australia Wellington [49/24/8]
[654]
2007-10-28 Germany  37-0  Luxembourg Heidelberg [49/5/1]
[659]
2007-11-04 Scotland  3-45  Canada Glasgow [106/67/4]
[660]
2007-11-09 Wales  3-25  Canada Cardiff [112/68/8]
[661]
2007-12-01 Belgium  7-19  Netherlands Ghent [16/84/5]
[662]
2007-12-15 England  34-0  United States London Irish [135/61/7]

2008[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[663-677] (2008-02-13 to 2008-03-16) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[680-685] (2008-05-03 to 2008-05-10) NAWIRA Caribbean Women's Championship at Georgetown, Guyana

[687-709] (2008-05-17 to 2008-05-25) FIRA European Championship at Amsterdam

[706, 718] (2008-05-24 to 2008-08-16) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[710-716] (2008-06-03 to 2008-06-08) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

[720-722] (2008-08-22 to 2008-08-26) Nations Cup at Esher, England

Other matches[edit]

[678]
2008-03-16 Germany  0-43  Netherlands Aachen [50/85/15]
[679]
2008-04-20 Netherlands  50-10  Germany Valkenswaard [86/51/16]
[686]
2008-05-10 Netherlands  10-0  Brazil Amsterdam [87/1/1]
[717]
2008-06-14 Jamaica  15-0  Cayman Islands Kingston, Jamaica [9/5/3]
[719]
2008-08-19 England  50-3  United States Esher [144/62/8]
[723]
2008-08-29 England  24-0  Canada Esher [147/71/14]
[724]
2008-10-14 Australia  3-37  New Zealand Viking Park, Canberra [25/50/9]
[725]
2008-10-18 Australia  16-22  New Zealand Viking Park, Canberra [26/51/10]
[726]
2008-11-02 Germany  12-5  Sweden Hanover [55/50/8]
[727]
2008-12-04 Singapore  10-10  Hong Kong St Andrew's School, Singapore [8/10/2]
[728]
2008-12-05 Singapore  0-5  Hong Kong Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore [9/11/3]

2009[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[730-744] (2009-02-07 to 2009-03-21) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[747-758] (2009-05-17 to 2009-05-23) FIRA European Trophy (World Cup Qualifier) at Stockholm and Enköping

[759-764] (2009-06-21 to 2009-06-27) NAWIRA Caribbean Women's Championship at Bridgetown, Barbados

[771, 778] (2009-08-02 to 2009-08-29) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[766] (2009-08-08 to 2009-08-08) Oceania World Cup Qualifier at Samoa

[772-777] (2009-08-10 to 2009-08-24) Nations Cup at Oakville, Canada

[781-785] (2009-11-03 to 2009-11-05) Asia World Cup Qualifier at Singapore

Other matches[edit]

[729]
2009-01-10 Scotland  32-0  Sweden Meggetland [115/51/7]
[745]
2009-04-25 Sweden  0-24  Netherlands Norrköping [53/91/11]
[746]
2009-04-26 Sweden  3-7  Netherlands Norrköping [54/92/12]
[765]
2009-06-27 United States  17-25  Canada Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [65/72/22]
[779]
2009-10-03 Singapore  63-0  Malaysia Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore [10/1/1]
[780]
2009-10-10 Hong Kong  22-17  Singapore So Kan Poh Stadium, Hong Kong [12/11/4]
[782]
2009-10-24 Norway  5-22  Finland Oslo [17/8/2]
[786]
2009-11-14 England  3-16  New Zealand Esher [157/52/11]
[787]
2009-11-18 France  5-14  Canada Dijon [139/77/8]
[788]
2009-11-21 England  10-3  New Zealand Twickenham [158/53/12]
[789]
2009-11-21 France  22–0  Canada Stade de France, Saint-Denis [140/78/9]
[790]
2009-11-28 Wales  56-7  Sweden St Helen's, Swansea [126/57/2]

2010[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[793-807] (2010-02-06 to 2010-03-20) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[810-821] (2019-05-08 to 2010-05-15) FIRA European Trophy at Alsace Lorraine

[828-829] (2010-07-03 to 2010-07-10) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[-] (2010-08-14 to 2010-08-20) NACRA Women's Championship at Nassau, Bahamas

[833] (2010-08-21 to 2010-08-21) Caribbean Women's Championship at Nassau, Bahamas

[835-865] (2010-08-20 to 2010-09-05) 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup at London

Other matches[edit]

[791]
2010-01-12 United States  8-18  Canada Lakeland, Florida [71/79/24]
[792]
2010-01-16 United States  11-10  Canada Lakeland, Florida [72/80/25]
[808]
2010-04-02 Netherlands  19-0  Sweden Leiden [96/59/13]
[809]
2010-04-04 Netherlands  20-7  Sweden Amsterdam [97/60/14]
[810]
2010-04-08 Kazakhstan  17-22  South Africa Al Ain, Dubai [44/16/2]
[811]
2010-04-10 Kazakhstan  0-38  South Africa Al Ain, Dubai [45/17/3]
[812]
2010-04-18 Netherlands  83-0  Germany Maastricht [98/58/17]
[814]
2010-05-08 Uganda  10-10  Kenya Kampala [9/7/7]
[826]
2010-05-22 Japan  17-0  Hong Kong Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo [27/15/5]
[814]
2010-05-22 Kenya  8-0  Uganda Nairobi [8/10/8]
[828]
2010-06-05 Scotland  8-27  South Africa Lasswade [129/18/1]
[829]
2010-06-12 Scotland  17-41  South Africa Lasswade [130/19/2]
[830]
2010-06-14 Canada  14-8  United States Shawnigan Lake School [81/72/26]
[831]
2010-06-18 Canada  34-22  United States Bear Mountain Stadium, Langford [82/73/27]
[832]
2010-08-19 Bahamas  0-65 Caribbean Community Caribbean Select XV Nassau, Bahamas [1/1/1]
[866]
2010-12-18 Malaysia  0-81  Hong Kong Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur [2/16/1]

2011[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[868-882] (2011-02-04 to 2011-03-20) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[884-889] (2011-04-30 to 2011-05-07) FIRA European Trophy at A Coruña, Spain

[892,899] (2011-07-09 to 2011-07-16) Elgon Cup at Nairobi and Kampala

[893-898] (2011-07-09 to 2011-07-16) NACRA Women's Championship at Cayman Islands

[900-908] (2011-08-02 to 2011-08-13) Nations Cup at Oakville, Canada

[912-917] (2011-11-24 to 2011-11-26) Asian Championship (II Division) at Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos

Other matches[edit]

[867]
2011-01-03 Spain  28-13  Scotland Madrid [95/136/16]
[883]
2011-04-29 Hong Kong  0-15  Japan Hong Kong [17/28/6]
[890]
2011-05-14 Kazakhstan  58-3  Uzbekistan Kazakh National University [51/4/2]
[891]
2011-05-21 Hong Kong  53-8  Singapore Hong Kong [18/14/6]
[908]
2011-09-04 Belgium  7-15   Switzerland Kituro Rugby Club, Schaerbeek, Brussels[18] [27/1/1]
[909]
2011-10-29 France  37-0  Italy Stade des Arboras, Nice [156/91/12]
[910]
2011-11-05 France  16-15  England Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin, Châteaurenard [157/178/28]
[911]
2011-11-06 Netherlands  10-33  Scotland Amsterdam [104/142/5]
[918]
2011-11-26 England  10-0  New Zealand Twickenham, London [179/59/14]
[919]
2011-11-29 England  21-7  New Zealand Esher [180/60/15]
[920]
2011-12-03 England  8-8  New Zealand Esher [181/61/16]

2012[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[921-935] (2012-02-03 to 2012-03-??) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[936-937] (2012-04-21 to 2012-04-28) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[938-948] (2012-05-03 to 2012-05-20) FIRA European Championship at Enkoping, Sweden and Rovereto, Italy

[948-952] (2012-06-14 to 2012-06-16) Asian Championship (II Division) at Manila, Philippines

[953-956] (2012-07-05 to 2012-07-07) Asian Four Nations at Kunshan, China

Other matches[edit]

[946]
2012-05-19 Japan  61-15  Hong Kong Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo [29/19/7]
[957]
2012-10-06 Finland  5-15   Switzerland[19] Myllypuro Sports Park, Helsinki [14/2/1]
[958]
2012-11-03 England  23-13  France Esher [190/166/31]
[959]
2012-11-18 Italy  20-34  United States Centro Sportivo diRoma [101/83/1]
[960]
2012-11-21 France  13-0  United States Stade Marcel Garcin, Orléans [167/84/4]
[961]
2012-11-23 England  16-13  New Zealand Esher [191/62/17]
[962]
2012-11-24 France  27-3  United States Stade de France, Paris [168/85/5]
[963]
2012-11-27 England  17-8  New Zealand Aldershot Military Stadium [192/63/18]
[964]
2012-12-01 England  32-23  New Zealand Twickenham [193/64/19]
[965]
2012-12-03 Italy  29-12  Spain Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Roma [102/101/10]
[966]
2012-12-12 Singapore  21-45  Hong Kong Yio Chu Kang Stadium [17/22/7]
[967]
2012-12-15 Singapore  17-44  Hong Kong Yio Chu Kang Stadium [18/23/8]

2013[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[968-982] (2013-02-02 to 2013-03-17) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[984-993] (2013-05-20 to 2013-05-27) FIRA World Cup Qualification Tournament at Madrid

[997-998] (2013-06-15 to 2013-06-22) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[1003-1010] (2013-07-30 to 2013-08-10) Nations Cup at Colorado

[1011-1014] (2013-09-04 to 2013-09-07) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Almaty

Other matches[edit]

[983]
2013-04-13 Switzerland   5-25  Belgium Centre de Sportif Colovray, Nyon [3/28/2]
[990]
2013-04-27 Hong Kong  29-0  Singapore Hong Kong [23/18/9]
[994]
2013-06-07 United States  13-10  France Oxnard College [86/174/6]
[995]
2013-06-11 United States  25-27  France Oxnard College [87/175/7]
[996]
2013-06-14 United States  12-18  France StubHub Center Campus, Carson, California [88/176/8]
[999]
2013-06-29 Czech Republic  15-27   Switzerland Tatra Smichov Stadium, Prague [3/4/1]
[1000]
2013-07-13 New Zealand  29-10  England Eden Park, Auckland [65/199/20]
[1001]
2013-07-16 New Zealand  14-9  England Waikato Stadium, Hamilton [66/200/21]
[1002]
2013-07-20 New Zealand  29-8  England ECOlight Stadium, Pukekohe [67/201/22]
[1015]
2013-09-07 South Africa  63-3  Uganda East London, Eastern Cape [33/19/1]
[1016]
2013-10-19 Namibia  31-10  Botswana Windhoek, Namibia[20] [1/1/1]
[1017]
2013-11-02 France  27-19  Canada Pontarlier, France[21] [177/96/11]
[1018]
2013-11-05 France  6-11  Canada Amnéville, France [178/97/12]
[1019]
2013-11-09 England  40-20  France Twickenham Stadium, London, England[22] [206/179/33]
[1020]
2013-11-13 England  32-3  Canada Twickenham Stoop, London, England[23] [207/98/20]
[1021]
2013-11-16 Switzerland   0-42  Czech Republic Nyon[24] [5/4/2]

2014[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

[1024-1038] (2014-02-01 to 2014-03-16) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[1039-104?] (2014-06-29 to 2014-11-02) 2014 Women's European Trophy at Various

[-] (2014-08-01 to 2014-08-17) 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup at Marcoussis and Paris

Other matches[edit]

[1033]
2014-03-08 Switzerland   80-0  Finland Unterägeri [6/15/2]
[1038]
2014-04-15 Canada  51-7  United States Shawnigan Lake School, British Columbia [99/93/31]
[1039]
2014-04-19 Canada  '  United States WesthillsBC, British Columbia [100/94/32]
[1040]
2014-04-20 Spain  '  Wales Valladolid, Castile and León [107/156/10]
[-]
2014-06-06 Australia  '  Canada TBD, New Zealand [31/101/1]
[-]
2014-06-10 New Zealand  '  Canada TBD, New Zealand [68/102/9]
[-]
2014-06-14 New Zealand  '  Canada TBD, New Zealand [69/103/10]
[-]
2014-06-29 Spain  '  Ireland Valladolid, Castile and León [108/127/10]
[-]
2014-07-15 Spain  ' ' Valladolid, Castile and León [109/-/-]
[-]
2014-07-17 Spain  ' ' Valladolid, Castile and León [110/-/-]

Other internationals[edit]

The following is a list of...

  • Matches involving designated national "A" teams,
  • Matches of doubtful status,
  • Matches between full international sides and non-national XVs, and
  • Other games of note.

It is included as some nations have awarded full caps for these games and may include them as full internationals in their own records. In addition these games act as an indicator of the relative strength of some of the smaller nations, and the strength in depth of the larger.

1990[edit]

[-]
1990-10-21 Catalonia [25] 4-0  Wales XV Barcelona [-/-/-]

1991[edit]

[-]
1991-04-13 France [26] 3-0  A New Zealand XV Cardiff [-/-/-]

1995[edit]

[-]
1995-05-06 Germany  3-75  Catalonia[27] Rottweil [-/-/-]

1997[edit]

[-]
1997-08-04 Fiji  19-24  A USA XV[28] Suva [-/-/-]

2000[edit]

[-]
2000-03-31 Catalonia  21-50  Italy Aubagne, France [-/-/-]
[-]
2000-04-02 France A  22-11  Italy Marseille [-/-/-]

2001[edit]

[-]
2001-03-18 France A  39-0  Netherlands ? [-/-/-]
[-]
2001-05-26 Australia  19-41  England T. G. Milner, Eastwood, Sydney [-/-/-]
[-]
2001-11-20 Wales A  0-29  United States Swansea [-/-/-]

2002[edit]

[-]
2002-01-19 Spain  5-10  England A Cornella [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-01-21 Ireland Select XV  5-23  England Academy Waterford [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-02-03 Scotland Students  8-38  England Students Dunbar [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-02-16 Netherlands  5-53  France A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-02-16 Wales A  0-53  England A Bridgend [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-03-02 England Academy  5-0  Netherlands Staines [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-03-03 England Students  15-5  Wales Development Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-03-24 England A  79-0  Wales A London Welsh [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-04-13 England Students  15-34 British Police Women's XV Chester [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-04-14 England Academy  35-0  Wales A Chester [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-04-14 England U18  12-7  Wales U19 Chester [-/-/-]

2003[edit]

[-]
2003-01-05 England Academy  0-7  USA U23 Broadstreet, Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-01-10 England Students  12-25  USA U23 King Henry VIII School, Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-01-12 England Academy  18-10  USA U23 Loughborough University [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-02-01 Spain  0-34  England A Cornellà [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-02-20 Canada U19  3-5  Wales U19 Florida [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-02-22 USA U19  3-13  Wales U19 Florida [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-02-22 France A  46-5  Netherlands ? [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-08 England A  15-15 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-23 Wales U19  0-66  England U19 Caerphilly [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-23 Wales A  22-12  England Academy Caerphilly [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-23 England Students  38-5  Scotland Students St Mary's University [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-29 France A  5-25  Wales A Paris [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-29 Netherlands  15-14  England Devp. Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-04-25 England Students  27-0 British Police Women's XV Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-04-27 England U19  27-0  Wales U19 Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-05-03 Denmark  0-37  Sweden A Copenhagen [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-05-31 Blue Bulls 8–37  England Development Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-06-06 Natal Sharks 0-95  England Development Natal University [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-05-31 South Africa President's XV  0-45  England Development Pongola [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-10-25 Wales  15-20 Nomads Memorial Ground [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-11-01 Denmark  17-0  Norwegian Barbarians[29] Copenhagen [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-11-02 Sweden  27-5  Norwegian Barbarians[30] Copenhagen [-/-/-]

2004[edit]

[-]
2004-01-11 Ireland Development  10-0  England Academy Limerick [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-01-31 England A  35-5  Spain Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-02-06 Belgium  0-56  Netherlands B Ghent [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-02-15 England Students  5-15  Wales Development University of Warwick [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-02-22 England Devp.  15-5  Netherlands Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-02-22 England A  18-5 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-05 England A  21-17 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-05 England A  29-7 British Army Women's XV Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-05 Wales A  5-8  France A Llanrumney [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-07 Scotland U23  0-69  England U23 Edinburgh [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-21 Wales U19  13-12  England U19 Taffs Well [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-27 France A  14-32  England A Bourg-en-Bresse [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-27 Scotland Students  0-45  England Students Edinburgh [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-09 Sweden U19  5-0  Wales U19 Leicester [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-11 England Students  27-7  Sweden Syston [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-16 England Students  19-24 British Police Women's XV Blaydon [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-25 England U19  19-3  Wales U19 Broadstreet, Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-25 England Academy  81-0  Wales A Broadstreet, Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-06-25 Wales U19  19-8  USA U19 Henley [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-06-26 England U19  44-13  USA U19 Henley [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-07-02 Canada U19  0-48  England U19 Pill Harriers, Wales [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-07-03 Wales U19  19-8  Canada U19 Pill Harriers [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-11-27 Wales  15-5 Nomads University of Glamorgan [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-12-04 Uganda XV  183-0[31]  Rwanda XV Kampala [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-12-08 England A  50-17  Wales Clifton [-/-/-]

2005[edit]

[-]
2005-01-09 Ireland  25-19  England Academy St Mary's RFC, Dublin [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-04 England Students  0-19 British Army Women's XV Aldershot [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-06 Netherlands  19-36  England Academy Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-12 England A  29-6  France A Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-13 England Students  15-5  Scotland U23 Huddersfield [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-16 Netherlands Development  0-5  Belgium Visé [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-19 Canada U19  18-0  Wales U19 Vancouver Island [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-22 Canada U19  27-12  Wales U19 Vancouver Island [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-26 England A  10-15 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-26 Netherlands  17-12  France A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-02-27 England U19  5-5  Wales U19 Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-05 Combined Services United Kingdom 7-22  Netherlands Portsmouth [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-13 England Students  48-0  Wales Students University of Warwick [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-15 England A  19-14 Nomads Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-20 Wales U19  5-3  England Academy Birchgrove, Swansea [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-20 Wales A  0-48  England Academy Birchgrove, Swansea [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-04-01 England Junior Select  26-17 British Police Women's XV Fairfield, Merseyside [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-04-26 Wales A  10-17  South Africa UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-04-28 British Army  8-24  New Zealand Army Aldershot[32] [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-05-03 England Students  5-31  South Africa Aylesbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-05-07 England A  42-12  South Africa Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-05-10 England Academy  25-19  South Africa Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-07-08 Canadian Barbarians  0-35  Scotland Ottawa(?) [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-08-13 Ugandan Select XV  58-0  Kenyan Barbarians [33] Kampala [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-10-19 New Zealand Select  8=40  England Select North Harbour Stadium, Auckland [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-11-15 Combined Services United Kingdom 15-28  Netherlands Newbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-11-19 Nomads 5-0  Wales Saracens RFC, Southgate[disambiguation needed] [-/-/-]

2006[edit]

[-]
2006-01-29 England A  8-21  United States Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-05 England Students  46-5  Wales A RAF Halton, Aylesbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-11 Netherlands  27-0  Wales A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-12 England A  17-10  Italy Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-26 England A  29-5 Nomads Henley [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-26 Netherlands  13-0  England Students RAF Halton [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-03-02 Canada U19  5-27  England U19 Cowichan RFC, Vancouver Island [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-03-05 Canada U19  20-13  England U19 Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-03-18 England A  24-0 Nomads Old Albanians [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-03-18 France A  47-7  Netherlands Metz [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-03-25 Belgium  13-0  Netherlands B Brussels [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-04-14 England Select XV  35-5  Sweden RAF Halton [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-04-16 England Student XV  15-10  Sweden RAF Halton [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-05-02 Wales A  7-66  Canada UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-05-06 England Student XV  12-14 British Police Women's XV Imber Court [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-06-20 Irish Barbarians  3-33  Netherlands B Durban [-/-/-]
[-]
June 2006 South Africa A  5-3  Irish Barbarians Durban [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-08-13 Scotland A  6-17  Ireland Hawick [-/-/-]

2007[edit]

[-]
2007-01-07 Wales  12-19 Nomads Taff's Well [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-02-11 Netherlands  5-29  France A Purmerend [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-03-11 England A  21-7  France A Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-03-16 England A  15-17 Nomads Clifton [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-03-25 England U19  31-7  USA U19 RAF Halton, Aylesbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-03-30 Wales U19  15-14  USA U19 Rumney [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-04-04 England U19  29-5  Canada U19 RAF Halton, Aylesbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-04-08 England U19  43-0  Canada U19 RAF Halton, Aylesbury [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-04-11 Wales U19  13-20  Canada U19 Taffs Well [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-08-12 Nomads 24-0  United States Clifton [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-06-24 Austria /Croatia  17-7  Hungary/Bavaria Bavaria Grossmugl, Austria [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-10-28 Germany A  63-0  Luxembourg A Heidelberg [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-12-01 Korea University  5-20  Hong Kong Seoul [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-12-02 Korea University Development  0-61  Hong Kong Seoul [-/-/-]
[-]
2007-12-12 England A  34-17  United States London Irish [-/-/-]

2008[edit]

[-]
2008-02-02 England A  12-27 Nomads London Irish [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-02-03 Wales U20  0-31  England U20 Taffs Well [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-02-09 Spain  5-22  England A Madrid [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-02-10 France A  37-7  Netherlands St Gratien[disambiguation needed] [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-02-23 France A  0-3  England A Bergerac, Agen [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-03-15 England A  15-24 Nomads London Irish [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-03-26 England U20  43-0  Wales U20 Heythrop Park [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-05-23 New Zealand Army  8-10  British Army Linton[34] [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-06-21 South Africa U20  23-12  United States U20 Nelspruit [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-06-28 South Africa U20  17-21  United States U20 Nelspruit [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-08-09 South Africa  34-40 Nomads Ellis Park [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-08-16 South Africa  0-29 Nomads Newlands [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-11-09 Belgium  5-0 Flanders Flandre Brussels? [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-12-12 England Development  20-10  Emerging Italy London Welsh [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-12-14 England A  20-0  Emerging Italy Old Deer Park [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-12-20 Ireland President's XV [35] 8-19  England St Mary's RFC, Dublin [-/-/-]

2009[edit]

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2009-02-07 England A  29-0  Spain London Welsh [-/-/-]
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2009-02-15 France A  61-0  Scotland Development Arras [-/-/-]
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2009-02-28 England A  7-14 Nomads Esher [-/-/-]
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2009-02-28 Netherlands  0-42  France A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2009-03-15 England A  38-5  France A London Welsh [-/-/-]
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2009-03-21 England A  15-17 Nomads London Welsh [-/-/-]
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2009-04-12 Welsh Invitational XV  13-15  Sweden Sardis Road, Pontypridd [-/-/-]
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2009-04-12 British Lionesses [36] 92-0  British Services Bournemouth [-/-/-]
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2009-04-16 Wales U20  8-26  England U20 Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay [-/-/-]
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2009-04-21 Netherlands  24-10  Catalonia RC Waterland [-/-/-]
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2009-05-22 Sweden A  16-19  Finland Södertälje [-/-/-]
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2009-05-25 Laos  15-5[37]  Cambodia Phnom Penh [-/-/-]
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2009-06-23 USA Development  7-10  Canada Development Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [-/-/-]
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2009-09-05 Malaysian Barbarians  7-10  Singapore A Kuala Lumpur [-/-/-]
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2009-11-08 Czech Republic  40-0  Eastern Germany Tatry Smíchov, Prague [-/-/-]
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2009-11-17 England A  3-48  New Zealand London [-/-/-]
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2009-12-20 An Ireland XV  30-0[38]  A Scotland XV Belfast Harlequins [-/-/-]

2010[edit]

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2010-01-16 USA U20  12-13  Canada U20 Lakeland, Florida [-/-/-]
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2012-01-30 Scotland A  10-7 British Army Lasswade [-/-/-]
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2010-02-06 Scotland A  3-26  France A Lasswade [-/-/-]
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2010-02-07 England A  12-10 Nomads Esher [-/-/-]
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2010-02-14 Spain  5-10  England A Gijón [-/-/-]
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2010-02-14 France A  37-3  Netherlands Fécamp [-/-/-]
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2010-02-25 Netherlands  26-0  British Army Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2010-03-13 England A  26-7 600px Celeste e Blu.png Nomads Esher [-/-/-]
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2010-03-14 Catalonia  12-17  Basque Country Lleida [-/-/-]
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2010-03-19 France A  20-0  England A Rennes [-/-/-]
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2010-03-20 France U20  36-22  England U20 Sainte Nazaire [-/-/-]
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2010-04-17 Singapore A  5-10[39]  Malaysia Yio Chu Kang [-/-/-]
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2010-04-20 England U20  17-7  Wales U20 Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [-/-/-]
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2010-06-09 Wales U20  12-7  England U20 Taffs Well [-/-/-]
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2010-07-18 Scotland XV  20-15  Ireland XV Lasswade [-/-/-]
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2010-08-01 Wales XV  15-13  Ireland XV Bridgend [-/-/-]
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2008-08-15 Caribbean Select XV Caribbean Community 0-43  Canada U20 Nassau, Bahamas [-/-/-]
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2008-08-17 Caribbean Select XV Caribbean Community 7-30  United States U20 Nassau, Bahamas [-/-/-]
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2010-10-16 Stockholm Region  21-19[40]  Finland Stockholm [-/-/-]
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2010-10-17 Laos  12-5[41]  Thailand Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]
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2010-10-17 Thailand  0-5[41]  Philippines Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]
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2010-10-17 Laos  5-5[41]  Philippines Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]
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2010-12-05 Basque Country  15-22  Catalonia Durango, Biscay [-/-/-]

2011[edit]

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2011-01-29 British Army 0-17  Scotland A Gosforth [-/-/-]
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2011-02-23 England A  19-22 Nomads Esher [-/-/-]
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2011-02-27 England U20  12-5  France U20 Worcester [-/-/-]
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2011-03-12 England U20  77-0  Scotland U20 Gosforth [-/-/-]
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2011-03-19 England A  34-7  Spain Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [-/-/-]
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2011-04-16 Netherlands  7-29 British Army Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2011-04-23 Sweden  48-7  Finland[42] Stockholm [-/-/-]
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2011-04-37 England U20  32-19  Wales U20 Hartpury College, Gloucester [-/-/-]
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2011-07-28 USA Colleges [43] 3-19  Canadian Universities[44] Saranac Lake, New York [-/-/-]
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2011-07-31 USA Colleges  23-21  Canadian Universities Boulder, Colorado [-/-/-]
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2011-11-02 France XV  14-5  England XV Stade Jean-Bouin, Marseilles [-/-/-]
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2011-12-14 Singapore Select [45] 0-46  Hong Kong UWC East Campus, Singapore [-/-/-]
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2011-12-17 Singapore Select  0-34  Hong Kong UWC East Campus, Singapore [-/-/-]

2012[edit]

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2012-01-07 Scotland  24-6[46] Flag of the British Army.svg British Army Murrayfield [-/-/-]
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2012-02-05 Portugal  16-7  Galicia Estádio Universitário de Lisboa [-/-/-]
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2012-03-11 France U20  50-0  England U20 Stade Suzanne Lenglen, Paris [-/-/-]
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2012-03-17 German XV [47] 21-14  Belgium Offenbach am Main, Frankfurt [-/-/-]
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2012-04-04 England U20  5-11  France U20 Moulton College [-/-/-]
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2012-04-07 England U20  3-13  France U20 Moulton College [-/-/-]
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2012-06-05 Philippine Development  5-19  Singapore Academy Manila, Philippines [-/-/-]
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2012-06-23 South Africa  28-17 600px Celeste e Blu.png Nomads Cape Town [-/-/-]
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2012-06-30 South Africa  17-15 600px Celeste e Blu.png Nomads Goodwood RFC, Cape Town [-/-/-]
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2012-12-15 Burundi  5-12[48]  Rwanda Bujumbura []

2013[edit]

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2013-01-05 Wales XV  7-0[49]  Spain National Centre of Excellence, Cardiff [-/-/-]
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2013-01-18 Scotland  10-5 Flag of the British Army.svg British Army Saughton Park, Edinburgh [-/-/-]
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2013-01-20 Ireland XV  39-7  Spain Ashbourne [-/-/-]
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2013-02-02 France Defence  13-14  Belgium Stade Porchefontaine, Versailles [-/-/-]
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2013-02-16 Rwanda  32-0  Burundi Nyanza Stadium [-/-/-]
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2013-02-23 Spain  29-19 600px Celeste e Blu.png Nomads Gijon [-/-/-]
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2013-02-23 Scotland U20  17-7  Finland Lasswade [-/-/-]
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2013-02-23 England U20  5-17  France U20 Esher [-/-/-]
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2013-03-09 Belgium  51-0  German XV Royal Kituro RC, Brussels [-/-/-]
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2013-03-15 France U20  15-3  England U20 Dijon [-/-/-]

Highest team scores[edit]

141  Netherlands v Denmark (141-3) at Toulouse 02/05/2004 FIRA [445]
134  New Zealand v Germany (134-6) at Amsterdam 02/05/1998 World Cup [192]
121  United States v Germany (121-0) at Melrose 15/04/1994 World Cup [086]
119  Spain v Finland (119-0) at University of A Coruña 30/04/2011 FIRA [885]
117  New Zealand v Germany (117-0) at Barcelona 13/05/2002 World Cup [360]
113  Netherlands v Denmark (113-0) at Amsterdam 08/05/2003 FIRA [413]
111  United States v Sweden (111-0) at Melrose 11/04/1994 World Cup [080]
110  England U20 v USA U20 (110-0) at Brunel University 18/07/2009 U20 Nations Cup [---]
109  New Zealand v France (109-0) at Edmonton 14/09/1996 Canada Cup [143]
 France A v Finland (109-3) at INEF Bastiaqueiro 04/05/2011 FIRA [---]
105  Netherlands v Belgium (105-0) at Amsterdam 08/04/2001 Friendly [308]
 Netherlands v Finland (105-0) at Enkoping 03/05/2012 FIRA [937]
101  England v South Africa (101-0) at Imber Court 14/05/2005 Friendly [495]
100  Netherlands v Belgium (100-0) at Enkoping, Sweden 17/05/2009 FIRA [737]
99  France v Japan (99-0) at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 17/04/1994 World Cup [093]
92  Uganda v Rwanda (92-0) at Kigali 25/02/2005 Friendly [482]
 Trinidad and Tobago v Caribbean Select (92-0) at Grand Cayman 10/7/11 NACRA [892]
91  England v Netherlands (91-3) at Belluno 19/04/1999 FIRA [243]
 Kazakhstan v Singapore (91-7) at Almaty 4/9/13 ARU [1010]
90  Sweden v Belgium (90-0) at Lille 09/05/2001 FIRA [317]
 Trinidad and Tobago v St Vincent (90-0) at Bridgetown, Barbados 21/06/2009 NAWIRA [751]
89  England v Scotland (89-0) at Twickenham 18/03/2011 Six Nations [878]
88  New Zealand v Canada (88-3) at Edmonton 08/09/1996 Canada Cup [139]
 New Zealand v USA (88-8) at Edmonton 11/09/1996 Canada Cup [141]
87  United States v Netherlands (87-0) at Barcelona 13/05/2002 World Cup [362]
 Australia v Samoa (87-0) at Apia 08/08/2009 World Cup [760]
86  England v Spain (86-3) at Madrid 11/02/2006 Six Nations [523]
84  England v Germany (84-0) at H�rth 31/08/1997 Friendly [171]:
 United States v Russia (84-0) at Amsterdam 02/05/1998 World Cup [191]:
 Netherlands v Norway (84-0) at San Dona Di Piave 23/04/2006 FIRA [540]
 Scotland v Russia (84-0) at Enk�ping, Sweden 17/05/2009 FIRA [739]
83  Netherlands v Germany (83-0) at Maastricht 18/04/2010 Friendly [811]
 Wales v Russia (83-7) at Amsterdam 05/05/1998 World Cup [199]:
 England v Wales (83-11) at Swansea 10/04/1999 Five Nations [239]
82  England v Kazakhstan (82-0) at Surrey Sports Park 24/08/2010 World Cup [846]
 Japan v Hong Kong (82-0) at Almaty 4/9/13 ARU [1009]
81  England v Wales (81-0) at Cardiff Arms Park 04/02/2005 Six Nations [474]:
 Uganda v Rwanda (81-0) at Kampala 10/12/2005 Friendly [516]:
 Hong Kong v Malaysia (81-0) at Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur 19/12/2010 Friendly [865]:
80  England v Sweden (80-3) at Amsterdam 18/05/2008 FIRA [678]:
  Switzerland v Finland (80-3) at Unterägeri 08/03/2014 Friendly [1033]:
79  England v Ireland (79-0) at Worcester 17/02/2002 Six Nations [346]:
 Canada v Spain (79-0) at St Albert 04/09/2006 World Cup [565]
 Trinidad and Tobago v Cayman Islands (79-0) at Georgetown, Guyana 10/05/2008 NAWIRA [675]
78  Netherlands v Norway (78-0) at Toulouse 05/05/2004 FIRA [447]:
 Japan v Hong Kong (78-0) at Bangkok 03/06/2005 World Cup Qualifier [502]
 Trinidad and Tobago v Barbados (78-0) at Bridgetown 24/06/2009 NAWIRA [752]
77  Wales v Germany (77-0) at Barcelona 17/05/2002 World Cup [368]
76  United States v Ireland (76-0) at Boroughmuir 17/04/1994 World Cup [091]
 New Zealand v Scotland (76-0) at Amsterdam 05/05/1998 World Cup [200]
 Cayman Islands v St Vincent (76-0) at Bridgetown 24/06/2009 NAWIRA [753]
 England v Spain (76-0) at Imber Court 12/03/2005 Six Nations [483]
 England v Scotland (76-0) at Esher 02/02/2013 Six Nations [970]
 England v Italy (76-6) at Rome 09/02/2008 Six Nations [657]
75  England v Sweden (75-0) at Amsterdam 02/05/1998 World Cup [189]:
 Germany v Norway (75-0) at Amsterdam 08/05/2003 FIRA [414]
74  Russia v Bosnia/Herz (74-0) at Zenica 21/05/2005 FIRA [498]:
 England v South Africa (74-8) at Edmonton 04/09/2006 World Cup [564]
 Spain v Germany (74-0) at Stockholm, Sweden 17/05/2009 FIRA [740]
73  New Zealand v Canada (73-0) at Palmeston North 16/10/1999 Triangular �99 [256]:
 Belgium v Luxembourg (73-0) at Leuven 11/04/2007 FIRA [612]:
 England v Italy (73-7) at Toulouse 02/05/2004 FIRA [443]
72  Wales v Netherlands (72-5) Venue unknown (Wales) 15/01/2001 Friendly [295]:
 England v Canada (72-6) at Amsterdam 05/05/1998 World Cup [196]
 England v Scotland (72-3) at London Welsh 21/3/2009 Six Nations [733]

71

 England v Spain (71-3) at Zaragoza 15/2/2004 Six Nations [427]

Women's Test Ranking[edit]

Unofficial Women World Rankings
February 2014, 8th
Rank Change* Team Points
1 Steady  England 4620
2 Steady  New Zealand 4575
3 Steady  France 4502
4 Steady  Canada 4282
5 Steady  United States 4255
6 Steady  Ireland 4225
7 Steady  Wales 4016
8 Steady  Italy 4009
9 Steady  Spain 3869
10 Increase1  Scotland 3787
11 Decrease1  South Africa 3772
12 Steady  Australia 3430
* Steady 600px Celeste e Blu.png Nomads 3160
13 Steady  Sweden 2922
14 Steady  Netherlands 2885
15 Steady  Kazakhstan 2628
16 Steady  Samoa 2451
17 Steady  Russia 2032
* Steady  Great Britain 1968
18 Steady  Germany 1929
19 Steady  Japan 1665
20 Steady  Belgium 1661
21 Steady  Finland 1553
22 Steady  Hong Kong 1215
23 Steady  Singapore 1048
24 Steady  Uganda 1032
25 Steady  China 951
26 Steady   Switzerland 934
27 Steady  Norway 914
28 Steady  Kenya 884
29 Steady  Romania 826
30 Steady  Trinidad and Tobago 820
31 Steady  Fiji 718
32 Steady  Cayman Islands 697
33 Steady  Thailand 684
34 Steady  Uzbekistan 680
35 Steady  Denmark 644
* Steady Caribbean Community Caribbean Select XV 631
36 Steady  Jamaica 606
37 Steady  Tonga 541
38 Steady  Philippines 525
39 Steady  Luxembourg 501
40 Steady  Malaysia 488
41 Steady  Laos 467
42 Steady  Guyana 449
43 Steady  Brazil 408
44 Steady  Czech Republic 390
45 Steady  Serbia 362
46 Steady  Rwanda 356
47 Steady  Barbados 304
48 Steady  Bosnia and Herzegovina 265
49 Steady  Austria 251
50 Steady  Colombia 203
51 Steady  Zambia 186
52 Steady  Bahamas 182
53 Steady  Croatia 170
54 Steady  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 136
55 Steady  Portugal 128
56 Steady  Kyrgyzstan 127
57 Steady  Burkina Faso 125
58 Steady  Venezuela 108
59 Steady  Cambodia 88
60 Steady  Hungary 83
61 Steady  Papua New Guinea 69
62 Steady  Zimbabwe 58
*Change from 28 October 2013

At present there is no official IRB ranking list for women's rugby. Several unofficial lists have been produced, with the list developed by Serge Piquet in 2009 having widest circulation following its adoption by women's rugby website ScrumQueens.com in 2013.

The system is similar in many ways to that used by the IRB, and includes data from every women's international match since 1982.

Match points are awarded to each country as follows:

1. Match level - generally the mean of combined points the two teams before the match, with a minima.

2. The result - 400 points for a win, 200 for a draw, 100 for a defeat or 0 for a forfeit in an official competition.

3. Match venue - 100 points is shared between the two teams. A team playing at home against an opponent from another continent gets 0 point, but 100 is awarded to their opponents. 25 points goes to the home team if the opponent is from the same continent, and 75 for their opponents. 50 goes to each team if they are playing on neutral ground.

4. Number of scored points and the points difference.

5. World Cup - a bonus of 50 points for games in qualifying rounds, 100 in pool phases of the finals, 150 for play offs and 200 for the final.

Matches against A, B, Emerging, Amateur, Junior, Student, Army, Police or Services teams (and provinces/clubs when these games are part of official competitions) are also taken into account.

Nomads is awarded ranking points but not a ranking position.

After each match a team's new ranking points total will be equal to the sum of 10% of their match points, and 90% of the ranking number before the match. This method evens out occasional surprise results and ensures that the ranking rewards consistency of performance.

Finally, in order that current form is given priority over historic performances, points gained from past matches decrease by 2% per year.

Principal differences with the IRB men's ranking system.[edit]

Although the ranking is similar in principle to that produced by the IRB for men's rugby, there are some differences that take into account differences in women's rugby.

The IRB system does not take in account the level of the teams - the winner gains some points, and the loser loses them, regardless - thus a good performance by a smaller team against bigger team actually counts against them. Given the sometimes wide variation in strength of teams - even in the same competition - this is too simplistic for women's rugby.

The IRB ranking does not take more in account the matches against "special" teams, especially those that are not IRB members - but for a lot of the smaller women's nations games against teams such as England "A" are more significant, tougher, and often as good (if not better) a guide to their strength than those against some full-strength test teams. As a result such games are included in this ranking.

Finally, a new team added to the IRB’s rankings is arbitrarily awarded a fixed number of points (currently 30 points) and has to play at least 10 matches to be classified. Given the number of tests women's teams play this would be a significant barrier to inclusion.

An alternative ranking is available at the site 22metri and is based on the IRB calculation method applied to the games played from January 2010 with teams assigned an arbitrary starting points of 40, 30 and 20 based on tier.[50] The ranking is similar to the one from Scurmqueens, as expected.

Sources of women's international results[edit]

The above results have been traced mainly via the following listings of national and tournament results - most being national RFUs. Other results have been traced via numerous news reports.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A try was only worth four points in 1982, the five point try not coming in until 1992.
  2. ^ Definition of an "international" used in this article. This article, with its accompanying match list and associated data - as well as the statistical summary of each team's relative success - only includes matches that most independent observers appear to treat as "full internationals" (or "test matches"). These may be defined as:
    • Tournament games between national representative XVs from tournaments for full international teams;
    • "Friendly" fixtures which it appears were generally promoted prior to the game as being between full strength national XVs
    • Other fixtures which most independent authorities (as opposed to individual unions) appear to treat as full internationals (such as games involving "World XVs").
    As a result the list may conflict with some "official" records published by some national unions who:
    • may not include all of these games in their official records (most often because the Union concerned fielded a below strength team in a tournament for full international XVs), or
    • my include games which fail to meet the above definitions (most often because they fielded a full strength team in a friendly against an unofficial or "A" team).
  3. ^ "Statistics: Scoring & Player Numbers Explanation". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ Internationals in each calendar year:
    • 1982 1
    • 1983 1
    • 1984 2
    • 1985 3
    • 1986 5
    • 1987 6
    • 1988 11
    • 1989 5
    • 1990 11
    • 1991 17 (World Cup year)
    • 1992 5
    • 1993 12
    • 1994 34 (World Cup year)
    • 1995 12
    • 1996 23
    • 1997 32
    • 1998 52 (World Cup year)
    • 1999 28
    • 2000 37
    • 2001 46
    • 2002 53 (World Cup year)
    • 2003 32
    • 2004 47
    • 2005 44
    • 2006 79 (World Cup year)
    • 2007 58
    • 2008 66
    • 2009 54
  5. ^ First women's international
  6. ^ First international in the British Isles
  7. ^ The first home nations international. Video highlights of the game can be seen here [1]
  8. ^ First international in North America
  9. ^ This match, and preparations for it, was filmed by Channel 4 for a documentary called "Rugby Women", a copy of which is held in the National Film Archive at the British Film Institute
  10. ^ This was the final Great Britain international and also featured in the Channel 4 documentary called "Rugby Women", a copy of which is held in the National Film Archive at the British Film Institute
  11. ^ First International for both Ireland and Scotland at site of the first ever men's international.
  12. ^ Cleary, Mick; Griffiths, John, eds. (1996). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1995-96. Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications Ltd. p. 374. ISBN 0-7472-7816-4. 
  13. ^ Team photo
  14. ^ First women’s match at Murrayfield
  15. ^ Some sources give the score as 7-7
  16. ^ "Wedstrijdarchief (Match Archive)". 17 June 2006. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  17. ^ There are reports that there may have been an earlier game, played between 2004 and 2006, won by Zambia by 88-0
  18. ^ Match report
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ "Local rugby reaches climax". 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  21. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=697261610285818&set=a.697263203618992.1073741846.191813794163938&type=1
  22. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/nov/09/england-france-womens-rugby
  23. ^ "England v Canada - As it happens!". Scrum Queens. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  24. ^ "Switzerland retain Konektor Cup". Scrum Queens. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  25. ^ Status of Catalonia The status of games played by Catalonia - especially the games in 1990 and 1995 against Wales and Germany respectively - appear to have been treated as if there were internationals by both opponents at the time. However the status of these games have changed following two retrospective rulings. First, in 2009 Wales (via email correspondence confirmed by their website) changed the designation of their team to only a "Wales XV" and therefore not an international. This may have been influenced by a 2008 French court ruling (see [3])that the Catalan Rugby Union was not a national union and therefore could not be a member of FIRA. As this ruling was retrospective the game between Catalonia and Germany in 1995 also cannot now be considered a game between teams from two nations unions.
  26. ^ The records of the FFR list this game as a "third place" play-off for the 1991 World Cup. However, no such game was planned or played as part of the tournament. In addition, the NZRU records include no mention of the match. As a result it cannot be seen as an "official" test match.
  27. ^ See above note on the status of Catalonia
  28. ^ The status of this game is confused. While it definitely took place, it is not listed on the USA Rugby website, and Fiji's RFU clearly state that their first international wasn't until 2006. This may be an oversight by Fiji, or it may be because this may not have been a full US side (there is a suggestion that it was mainly a Stanford University selection). However, for whatever reason, as neither RFU currently seems to consider this to be a full "international", it is listed here rather than in the main list.
  29. ^ A training game, 30 minutes each way. Norwegian team very understrength and included at least two non-Norwegians
  30. ^ A training game, 3 periods of 20 minutes each way. Norwegian squad only had 13 players - XV made up by Swedish players guesting for Norway
  31. ^ Both teams included underage players
  32. ^ All NZ Army 2005 tour results
  33. ^ Not recognised as an international by Kenya, though they fielded effectively the full national XV. Uganda's view of the match uncertain - though they included at least one non-Ugandan player
  34. ^ [4]
  35. ^ IRFU confirm that the game was not an international "the [Irish] team was an Irish President’s Selection and no caps were awarded" (Email from Barry Cunningham, IRFU, 2.3.2009). Despite this England consider the game as a full international
  36. ^ Although only a charity fixture, the game is significant as the first time a women's "Lions"-style team had taken the field. All the team were current or former internationals - Susie Appleby (England), Fiona Britten (England), Lisa Burgess (Wales), Helen Clayton (England), Clare Donovan (England), Non Evans (Wales), Amy Garnett (England), Louise Hogan (Ireland), Donna Kennedy (Scotland), Erin Kerr (Scotland), Emma Layland (England), Lisa O'Keefe (Scotland), Jo O'Sullivan (Ireland), Alex Pilkington (England), Jo Poore (England), Louise Rickard, Selena Rudge (England), Michaela Staniford (England), Nollie Waterman (England), Sharon Whitehead (England)
  37. ^ 10-a-side game for the Mekong Shield
  38. ^ A training fixture, though the teams were full strength XVs. The game was divided into two thirty minute periods, followed by a twenty minute session with multiple substitutions, especially in the final period.
  39. ^ Match abandoned after 60 minutes due to rain.
  40. ^ Training match
  41. ^ a b c Training match
  42. ^ [5] Training fixture between full strength teams, but with unlimited substitutions and three periods of 30 minutes
  43. ^ Officially the "Women's All-American Collegiate XV"
  44. ^ Officially the "Canadian Inter-University Sport [CIS] XV"
  45. ^ Singapore team was not the full official national squad as most of the players were unavailable - mainly the Singaporean development squad
  46. ^ All 30 squad members had the chance of game time, with rolling subs used throughout the match
  47. ^ Not an official German XV
  48. ^ [Both this game and a "second leg" in February 2013 were reported to be only 10-a-side]
  49. ^ http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/24555.php#.UOnUrG9JqSp
  50. ^ Women Rugby Ranking - a proposal

External links[edit]