Scotland to host Spain in WXV2 warm-up

Bryan Easson's side will welcome their old adversaries to the Hive Stadium in Edinburgh

Francesca McGhie
Francesca McGhie in action for Scotland against Italy - one of their potential opponents in WXV2 later this year. Image: © Craig Watson. www.craigwatson.co.uk

SCOTLAND have agreed a friendly match with Spain at the Hive Stadium on Saturday 30 September as part of their preparations for the WXV tournament. The kick-off time has yet to be confirmed.

Bryan Easson’s side qualifed for WXV2, the second level of the new three-tier global tournament, by finishing third in this year’s Women’s Six Nations Championship. WXV2 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, in the second half of October. Spain lost to Italy this week in a play-off for the last place in WXV2, and will instead play in WXV three, to be held in December in Dubai.

“We enjoyed an encouraging conclusion to our recent TikTok Women’s Six Nations campaign and this test against Spain is the perfect opportunity to continue the positive momentum and keep building as a squad,” Easson said.  “We’re thoroughly excited to get underway with WXV preparations and with all the teams confirmed for the competition in South Africa, it is vital that we expose and test ourselves against different playing styles and opposition.

“To finish the tournament with a record home crowd was a truly special occasion for everyone involved and it would be brilliant to see the support back at the stadium before we fly to Cape Town.”

Easson’s team won their last meeting with Spain in late 2021, the European qualifier for the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland and Italy will be joined by South Africa, Samoa, Japan and the USA in WXV2. The competition will work on a cross-pool tournament, in which each side on one three-team pool will play against the three in the other pool. The pool draw has yet to be made.

Tickets for the Spain game will go on public sale online on Thursday 10 August.

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  1. So after complete failure at the WC Eason still has a job will be jetting off on another jolly and still coming up with the same BS he always does. Teflon coach.

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