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Women's rugby has a history going back to the late 19th century (see here for details) 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 800 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.

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International women's rugby matches: the complete list

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 an tournament for full international XVs, or
  • my 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 - ie. the promoter of the game - has carried the most weight.
  • Fixtures between official national selections and supra-national teams (such as "World XVs").
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Full internationals and tournaments

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

Tournaments

None

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

1983

Tournaments

None

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

1984

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[3]
1984-05-27 Netherlands  0-3  France Hilversum [3/3/3]
[4]
1984-??-?? Sweden  0-34  Netherlands Malmö [1/4/1]

1985

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[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-??-?? Netherlands  19-0  Sweden Nijmegen [6/2/2]

1986

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[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-??-?? Netherlands  11-6  Sweden Akersloot [8/3/3]
[12]
1986-??-?? Belgium  0-32  Sweden Brussels [1/4/1]

1987

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[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

Tournaments

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

Other matches
[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

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[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

Tournaments

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

Other matches
[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

Tournaments

[47-61] (1991-04-04 to 1991-09-15) World Cup at Cardiff

Other matches
[46]
1991-03-24 England  24-13  Wales Waterloo [7/6/5]
[62]
1991-11-09 Sweden  20-6  Germany Trelleborg [9/2/2]

1992

Tournaments

None

Other matches
[63]
1992-02-09 Wales  10-14  England National Stadium Cardiff [9/12/6]
[64]
1992-06-13 France  14-10  Spain Bon Encontre [22/4/2]
[65]
1992-09-13 United States  13-12  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [11/6/4]
[66]
1992-10-17 Germany  0-39  Netherlands Hanover [3/22/1]
[67]
1992-11-15 France  24-0  Netherlands Fécamp [23/23/9]

1993

Tournaments

[71-76] (1993-06-08 to 1993-06-12) Canada Cup at Fletcher's Fields,Toronto

Other matches
[68]
1993-02-14 Scotland  10-0 Ireland Raeburn Place, Edinburgh[11] [1/1/1]
[69]
1993-03-14 England  23-5  Wales Northampton RFC [13/10/7]
[70]
1993-04-04 Italy  0-24  France Rovigo [10/24/5]
[77]
1993-10-10 Netherlands  53-0  Germany Delft [24/4/2]
[78]
1993-10-31 Germany  11-10  Kazakhstan Hanover [5/1/1]
[79]
1993-12-19 Scotland  0-23  Wales Burnbrae, Glasgow [2/14/1]

1994

Tournaments

[83-108] (1994-04-11 to 1994-04-24) World Cup at Edinburgh, Scotland

Other matches
[80]
1994-02-13 Ireland 0-5  Scotland Ravenhill, Belfast [2/3/2]
[81]
1994-02-13 Wales  10-11  England Bridgend [15/17/9]
[82]
1994-02-18 England  32-8  France Wolverhampton [18/25/2]
[109]
1994-04-24 Scotland  60-0  Sweden Meggetland [9/15/1]
[110]
1994-09-02 Australia  0-37  New Zealand Sydney [1/8/1]
[111]
1994-11-19 Germany  12-0  Sweden Hamburg [6/16/3]
[112]
1994-11-28 Germany  3-15  Kazakhstan Hanover [7/7/2]
[113]
1994-12-18 England  30-5  Netherlands Wasps RFC [24/25/2]
[114]
1994-12-18 Wales  0-5  Scotland The Brewery Field, Bridgend [21/10/3]

1995

Tournaments

[117-120] (1995-04-12 to 1995-04-16) FIRA European Championship at Treviso, Italy

Other matches
[114]
1995-02-12 England  25-0  Wales Sale RFC [24/22/10]
[115]
1995-02-20 Scotland  20-3 Ireland Myreside, Edinburgh [11/7/4]
[116]
1995-03-05 Ireland 10-39  France Dublin [8/30/2]
[121]
1995-04-30 Scotland  10-12  Italy Meggetland, Edinburgh [12/13/1]
[122]
1995-05-14 Germany  50-0  Portugal Heidelberg [8/1/1]
[123]
1995-07-22 New Zealand  64-0  Australia Auckland [9/2/2]
[124]
1995-09-23 Netherlands  5-3  Scotland Amsterdam [27/13/1]

1996

Tournaments

[125-131] (1996-01-21 to 1996-03-03) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[132-138] (1996-04-08 to 1996-04-14) FIRA European Championship at Madrid, Spain

[141-146] (1996-09-08 to 1996-09-14) Canada Cup at Edmonton, Canada

Other matches
[128]
1996-02-18 France  6-15  England Villand Bonnot [33/26/4]
[139]
1996-08-24 Germany  3-53  Kazakhstan Hanover [12/8/3]
[140]
1996-08-31 Australia  5-28  New Zealand Sydney [3/10/3]
[147]
1996-11-30 Scotland  27-3  Netherlands Meggetland [17/30/2]

1997

Tournaments

[149-155] (1997-01-12 to 1997-03-09) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[156-167] (1997-04-02 to 1997-04-06) FIRA European Championship at Nice, France

Other matches
[148]
1997-01-05 England  17-15  Spain Leeds [29/10/2]
[153]
1997-02-23 England  15-17  France Northampton [32/39/5]
[168]
1997-07-06 Canada  12-21  United States Ajax, Ontario [18/23/7]
[169]
1997-08-02 Australia  24-28  United States Brisbane [4/24/1]
[170]
1997-08-05 Sweden  0-42  Scotland Stockholm [17/24/2]
[171]
1997-08-13 New Zealand  67-0  England Burnham [14/37/1]
[172]
1997-08-16 New Zealand  44-0  Australia Dunedin [15/5/4]
[173]
1997-08-31 Germany  0-84  England Hürth [16/38/1]
[174]
1997-10-26 Netherlands  31-7  Germany Amsterdam [34/17/5]
[175]
1997-11-09 Germany  6-32 Ireland Hamburg [18/18/2]
[176]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  5-7  Russia ? [9/5/2]
[177]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  0-15  Russia ? [10/6/3]
[178]
1997-??-?? Kazakhstan  12-35  Russia ? [11/7/4]
[179]
1997-??-?? Spain  17-12  Russia ? [14/8/1]

1998

Tournaments

[181-187] (1998-02-15 to 1998-04-05) Women's Home Nations Championship at Various

[190-229] (1998-05-01 to 1998-05-16) World Cup at Amsterdam, Netherlands

Other matches
[180]
1998-02-01 France  5-13  England Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille [43/39/7]
[183]
1998-02-21 Scotland  19-3  France Raeburn Place, Edinburgh [26/44/1]
[188]
1998-04-08 Japan  42-14  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [8/1/1]
[189]
1998-04-12 Japan  39-0  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [9/2/2]
[230]
1998-08-29 Australia  3-27  New Zealand Sydney [11/21/5]
[231]
1998-12-05 Spain  3-5  Scotland ? [20/34/2]

1999

Tournaments

[232-242] (1999-03-05 to 1999-04-09) Womens Five Nations Championship at Various

[244-255] (1999-04-19 to 1999-04-24) FIRA European Championship at Belluno, Italy

[257-259] (1999-10-13 to 1999-10-19) Triangular '99 at Palmerston North, New Zealand

Other matches
[241]
1999-04-09 Germany  12-19  Netherlands Hanover [24/40/7]
[243]
1999-04-11 Germany  6-34  Kazakhstan Hanover [25/17/4]
[256]
1999-08-08 United States  16-11  Canada Saranac Lake, NY [30/24/9]

2000

Tournaments

[261-271] (2000-02-04 to 2000-04-01) Womens Five Nations Championship at Various

[272-286] (2000-05-06 to 2000-05-14) FIRA European Championship at Almeria, Spain

[290-295] (2000-09-23 to 2000-09-30) Canada Cup at Winnipeg

[296-296] (2000-12-15 to 2000-12-15) Asian World Cup qualifier at Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong

Other matches
[260]
2000-01-09 Spain  10-42  England Barcelona [24/55/3]
[265]
2000-02-20 Netherlands  54-7  Belgium Amsterdam [44/3/1]
[287]
2000-06-06 United States  10-17  Canada New York [33/27/11]
[288]
2000-08-12 Germany  5-30  Sweden Hanover [28/23/5]
[289]
2000-09-01 Samoa  10-12  Japan Apia Park [1/10/1]

2001

Tournaments

[298-309] (2001-02-03 to 2001-03-17) Womens Five Nations Championship at Various

[311-328] (2001-05-06 to 2001-05-12) FIRA European Championship at Lille

Other matches
[297]
2001-01-15 Wales  72-5  Netherlands ? [51/49/2]
[300]
2001-02-0? Spain  42-0 Ireland Madrid [34/32/2]
[301]
2001-02-16 Ireland 0-53  France Dublin [35/66/5]
[310]
2001-04-08 Netherlands  105-0  Belgium Amsterdam [50/4/2]
[329]
2001-05-26 Australia  19-41  England T.G.Milner, Eastwood, Sydney [12/73/2]
[330]
2001-06-02 Australia  5-15  England Newcastle, NSW [13/74/3]
[331]
2001-06-09 New Zealand  15-10  England Rotorua [27/75/4]
[332]
2001-06-16 New Zealand  17-22  England North Harbour Stadium, Albany, North Shore City [28/76/5]
[333]
2001-07-07 Canada  23-3  United States Twin Elm Park, Ottawa [31/37/13]
[334]
2001-08-05 United States  22-21  Canada Saranac Lake, New York [38/32/14]
[335]
2001-10-18 Wales  7-21  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [59/33/4]
[336]
2001-10-21 Wales  11-12  Canada Caerphilly [60/34/5]
[337]
2001-10-24 Netherlands  0-15 Ireland Amsterdam [53/39/3]
[338]
2001-10-28 Wales  13-13  Canada Ebbw Vale [61/35/6]
[339]
2001-11-11 Scotland  13-3  Sweden Edinburgh [56/27/3]
[340]
2001-11-18 Wales  17-20  United States Ebbw Vale [62/39/3]
[341]
2001-11-24 Scotland  22-3  United States Inverleith [57/40/2]

2002

Tournaments

[342-360] (2002-02-02 to 2002-04-07) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[351-355] (2002-03-20 to 2002-03-23) FIRA ENC XV-a-side Tournament at Treviso, Italy

[361-392] (2002-05-11 to 2002-05-26) World Cup at Barcelona, Spain

Other matches
[393]
2002-11-24 Scotland  34-3  Sweden Murrayfield, Edinburgh[12] [67/30/4]

2003

Tournaments

[396-410] (2003-02-15 to 2003-03-29) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[411-418] (2003-05-01 to 2003-05-11) FIRA European Championship at Malmö, Sweden & Amsterdam, Netherlands

[419-422] (2003-06-14 to 2003-06-28) Churchill Cup at Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver

[426-427] (2003-12-03 to 2003-12-04) NAWIRA Caribbean Women’s 15-a-side Championship at Port of Spain

Other matches
[423]
2003-07-06 Sweden  5-49  Scotland Linköping [33/73/5]
[424]
2003-10-04 New Zealand  37-0 World XV Eden Park, Auckland [33/2/2]
[425]
2003-10-11 New Zealand  38-18 World XV Whangarei [34/3/3]

2004

Tournaments

[428-442] (2004-02-14 to 2004-03-27) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[443-460] (2004-05-01 to 2004-05-08) FIRA European Championship at Toulouse, France

[464-468] (2004-06-08 to 2004-06-19) Churchill Cup at Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton

Other matches
[461]
2004-05-29 South Africa  5-8  Wales Adcock Stadium, Port Elizabeth [1/86/1]
[462]
2004-06-05 Austria  5-5  Czech Republic Hohe Warte, Vienna [1/1/1]
[463]
2004-06-05 South Africa  15-16  Wales Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria [2/87/2]
[469]
2004-06-19 Cayman Islands  3-15  Jamaica Grand Cayman [1/3/1]
[470]
2004-11-06 Netherlands  15-7  Japan Amsterdam [65/16/2]
[471]
2004-11-14 England  45-5  Canada Richmond [104/46/10]
[472]
2004-11-14 Ireland 55-0  Japan Donnybrook, Dublin [62/17/3]
[473]
2004-11-17 England  41-3  Canada Newbury [105/47/11]
[474]
2004-11-27 Scotland  6-12  United States Murrayfield, Edinburgh [82/50/3]

2005

Tournaments

[475-490] (2005-02-03 to 2005-03-19) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[491-503] (2005-04-07 to 2005-05-23) FIRA European Championship at Hamburg, Germany and Zenica, Bosnia

[504-507] (2005-06-03 to 2005-06-03) Asian World Cup Qualifiers at Bangkok, Thailand

[508-511] (2005-06-29 to 2005-07-05) Canada Cup at Ottawa

Other matches
[484]
2005-02-26 Rwanda  0-92  Uganda Kigali [1/1/1]
[495]
2005-04-30 Austria  5-5[13]  Czech Republic Hohe Warte, Vienna [2/2/2]
[496]
2005-04-30 Wales  9-24  South Africa Ebbw Vale RFC [93/3/3]
[497]
2005-05-14 England  101-0  South Africa Imber Court RFC [113/4/1]
[512]
2005-10-15 Samoa  0-53  England Ericsson Stadium, Auckland [6/113/1]
[513]
2005-10-22 New Zealand  24-15  England Eden Park, Auckland [41/114/8]
[514]
2005-10-22 Italy  11-14  Wales Treviso [46/94/5]
[515]
2005-10-26 New Zealand  33-8  England Waikato Stadium, Hamilton [42/115/9]
[516]
2005-11-11 France  13-5  Canada Nantes [100/51/4]
[517]
2005-11-11 France  29-0  Canada Nanterre [101/52/5]
[518]
2005-12-10 Uganda  81-0  Rwanda Kampala [2/2/2]

2006

Tournaments

[521-535] (2006-02-04 to 2006-03-18) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[536-538] (2006-04-14 to 2006-04-18) Pacific tri-nations at Teufaiva Park, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga

[539-551] (2006-04-23 to 2006-04-30) FIRA ENC XV Championship at Treviso, Italy

[553, 558] (2006-06-09 to 2006-08-12) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[559-588] (2006-08-27 to 2006-09-18) World Cup at Edmonton, Canada

[589-591] (2006-09-28 to 2006-09-30) NAWIRA Caribbean Women’s Championship at Kingston, Jamaica

[592-596] (2006-11-17 to 2006-11-19) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Kunming, China

Other matches
[519]
2006-01-21 Scotland  6-13  United States Netherdale, Gala [90/51/4]
[520]
2006-01-25 Ireland 5-23  United States ? [73/52/2]
[548]
2006-04-29 Ireland 15-8  Canada Galway [74/53/2]
[552]
2006-05-06 Wales  16-11  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [100/54/7]
[554]
2006-06-10 United States  25-10  Canada Boulder, Colorado [53/55/17]
[555]
2006-06-13 United States  18-20  Canada Boulder, Colorado [54/56/18]
[556]
2006-06-17 South Africa  35-0  Netherlands Port Elizabeth [5/73/1]
[557]
2006-06-24 South Africa  42-12  Netherlands Durban [6/74/2]
[594]
2006-11-18 Wales  31-7  Italy Glamorgan Wanderers [101/52/6]
[597]
2006-12-03 Wales  24-0  Netherlands Llanrumney [101/72/2]

2007

Tournaments

[598-612] (2007-02-03 to 2007-03-16) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[614-641] (2007-04-11 to 2007-05-05) FIRA European Championship at Belgium and Barcelona, Spain

[648-651] (2007-11-02 to 2007-11-04) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Kunming, China

Other matches
[613]
2007-04-01 Netherlands  62-5  Belgium Eindhoven [75/12/4]
[642]
2007-08-27 United States  5-18  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [60/62/19]
[643]
2007-08-29 United States  7-45  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [61/63/20]
[644]
2007-09-22 Zimbabwe  0-28  Zambia Harare [1/1/1]
[645]
2007-10-16 New Zealand  21-10  Australia Cooks Gardens, Wanganui [48/23/7]
[646]
2007-10-20 New Zealand  29-12  Australia Wellington [49/24/8]
[647]
2007-10-28 Germany  37-0  Luxembourg Heidelberg [49/5/1]
[652]
2007-11-04 Scotland  3-45  Canada Glasgow [106/64/4]
[653]
2007-11-09 Wales  3-25  Canada Cardiff [112/65/8]
[654]
2007-12-01 Belgium  7-19  Netherlands Ghent [16/81/5]
[655]
2007-12-15 England  34-0  United States London Irish [134/62/7]

2008

Tournaments

[656-670] (2008-02-13 to 2008-03-16) Womens Six Nations Championship at Various

[673-678] (2008-05-03 to 2008-05-10) NAWIRA Caribbean Women's Championship at Georgetown, Guyana

[680-702] (2008-05-17 to 2008-05-25) FIRA European Championship at Amsterdam

[699, 711] (2008-05-24 to 2008-08-16) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[703-709] (2008-06-03 to 2008-06-08) ARFU Women's Rugby Championship at Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

[713-715] (2008-08-22 to 2008-08-26) Nations Cup at Esher, England

Other matches
[671]
2008-03-16 Germany  0-43  Netherlands Aachen [50/82/15]
[672]
2008-04-20 Netherlands  50-10  Germany Valkenswaard [83/51/16]
[679]
2008-05-10 Netherlands  10-0  Brazil Amsterdam [84/1/1]
[710]
2008-06-14 Jamaica  15-0  Cayman Islands Kingston, Jamaica [9/5/3]
[712]
2008-08-19 England  50-3  United States Esher [143/63/8]
[716]
2008-08-29 England  24-0  Canada Esher [146/68/14]
[717]
2008-10-14 Australia  3-37  New Zealand Viking Park, Canberra [25/50/9]
[718]
2008-10-18 Australia  16-22  New Zealand Viking Park, Canberra [26/51/10]
[719]
2008-11-02 Germany  12-5  Sweden Hanover [55/50/8]
[720]
2008-12-04 Singapore  10-10  Hong Kong St Andrew's School, Singapore [8/10/2]
[721]
2008-12-05 Singapore  0-5  Hong Kong Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore [9/11/3]

2009

Tournaments

[723-737] (2009-02-07 to 2009-03-21) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[740-751] (2009-05-17 to 2009-05-23) FIRA European Trophy (World Cup Qualifier) at Stockholm and Enköping

[752-757] (2009-06-21 to 2009-06-27) NAWIRA Caribbean Women's Championship at Bridgetown, Barbados

[759, 771] (2009-08-02 to 2009-08-29) Elgon Cup at Kampala and Nairobi

[760] (2009-08-08 to 2009-08-08) Oceania World Cup Qualifier at Samoa

[761-770] (2009-08-10 to 2009-08-24) Nations Cup at Oakville, Canada

[773-776] (2009-11-03 to 2009-11-05) Asia World Cup Qualifier at Singapore

Other matches
[722]
2009-01-10 Scotland  32-0  Sweden Meggetland [115/51/7]
[738]
2009-04-25 Sweden  0-24  Netherlands Norrköping [52/86/11]
[739]
2009-04-26 Sweden  3-7  Netherlands Norrköping [53/87/12]
[758]
2009-06-27 United States  17-25  Canada Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [66/69/22]
[770]
2009-10-03 Singapore  63-0  Malaysia Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore [10/1/1]
[771]
2009-10-10 Hong Kong  22-17  Singapore So Kan Poh Stadium, Hong Kong [12/11/4]
[772]
2009-10-24 Norway  5-22  Finland Oslo [17/8/2]
[777]
2009-11-14 England  3-16  New Zealand Esher [151/52/11]
[778]
2009-11-18 France  5-14  Canada Dijon [139/74/8]
[779]
2009-11-21 France  22–0  Canada Stade de France, Saint-Denis [140/75/9]
[780]
2009-11-21 England  10-3  New Zealand Twickenham [152/53/12]
[781]
2009-11-28 Wales  56-7  Sweden St Helen's, Swansea [125/57/2]

2010

Tournaments

[792-806] (2010-02-06 to 2010-03-20) Women's Six Nations Championship at Various

[807-818] (2019-05-08 to 2010-05-15) FIRA European Trophy at Alsace Lorraine

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

Other matches
[790]
2010-01-12 United States  8-18  Canada Lakeland, Florida [71/76/24]
[791]
2010-01-16 United States  11-10  Canada Lakeland, Florida [72/77/25]
[819]
2010-05-22 Japan  -  Hong Kong TBA [27/15/5]

2014

Tournaments

[-] (2014-??-?? to 2014-??-??) 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup at

Other matches

Other internationals

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

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1990-10-21 Catalonia [14] 4-0  Wales XV Barcelona [-/-/-]

1995

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1995-05-06 Germany  3-75  Catalonia[15] Rottweil [-/-/-]

1997

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1997-08-04 Fiji  19-24  A USA XV[16] Suva [-/-/-]

2000

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

2001

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2001-03-18 France A  39-0  Netherlands ? [-/-/-]
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2001-05-29 France A  19-41  England Concord [-/-/-]
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2001-11-20 Wales A  0-29  United States Swansea [-/-/-]

2002

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2002-02-16 Netherlands  5-53  France A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2002-02-16 Wales A  0-53  England A Bridgend [-/-/-]
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2002-03-02 England Academy  5-0  Netherlands Staines [-/-/-]
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2002-03-24 England A  79-0  Wales A London Welsh [-/-/-]
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2002-04-14 England Academy  35-0  Wales A Chester [-/-/-]

2003

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2003-02-01 Spain  0-34  England A Cornellà [-/-/-]
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2002-02-22 France A  46-5  Netherlands ? [-/-/-]
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2003-03-08 England A  15-15 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
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2003-03-23 Wales A  22-12  England Academy Caerphilly [-/-/-]
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2003-03-29 France A  5-25  Wales A Paris [-/-/-]
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2003-03-29 Netherlands  15-14  England Devp. Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2003-05-03 Denmark  0-37  Sweden A Copenhagen [-/-/-]
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2003-10-25 Wales  15-20 Nomads Memorial Ground [-/-/-]
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2003-11-01 Denmark  17-0  Norwegian Barbarians[17] Copenhagen [-/-/-]
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2003-11-02 Sweden  27-5  Norwegian Barbarians[18] Copenhagen [-/-/-]

2004

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2004-01-31 England A  35-5  Spain Imber Court [-/-/-]
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2004-02-06 Belgium  0-56  Netherlands B Ghent [-/-/-]
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2004-02-22 England Devp.  15-5  Netherlands Newbury [-/-/-]
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2004-02-22 England A  18-5 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
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2004-03-05 England A  21-17 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
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2004-03-05 Wales A  5-8  France A Llanrumney [-/-/-]
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2004-03-27 France A  14-32  England A Bourg-en-Bresse [-/-/-]
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2004-04-25 England Academy  80-0  Wales A Broadstreet, Coventry [-/-/-]
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2004-11-27 Wales  15-5 Nomads University of Glamorgan [-/-/-]
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2004-12-08 England A  50-17  Wales Clifton [-/-/-]

2005

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2005-01-09 Ireland 25-19  England Academy St Mary's RFC, Dublin [-/-/-]
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2005-02-06 Netherlands  19-36  England Academy Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2005-02-12 England A  29-6  France A Imber Court [-/-/-]
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2005-02-16 Netherlands Devp.  0-5  Belgium Visé [-/-/-]
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2005-02-26 England A  10-15 Nomads Newbury [-/-/-]
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2005-02-26 Netherlands  17-12  France A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
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2005-03-05 Combined Services United Kingdom 7-22  Netherlands Portsmouth [-/-/-]
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2005-03-15 England A  19-14 Nomads Imber Court [-/-/-]
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2005-03-20 England Academy  48-0  Wales A Birchgrove [-/-/-]
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2005-04-26 Wales A  10-17  South Africa UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
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2005-05-07 England A  42-12  South Africa Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
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2005-05-10 England Academy  25-19  South Africa Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
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2005-07-08 Canadian Barbarians  0-35  Scotland Ottawa(?) [-/-/-]
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2005-08-13 Ugandan Select XV  58-0  Kenyan Barbarians [19] Kampala [-/-/-]
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2005-11-15 Combined Services United Kingdom 15-28  Netherlands Newbury [-/-/-]
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2005-11-19 Nomads 5-0  Wales Saracens RFC, Southgate [-/-/-]

2006

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

2007

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2007-01-07 Wales  12-19 Nomads Taff's Well [-/-/-]
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2007-02-11 Netherlands  5-29  France A Purmerend [-/-/-]
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2007-03-11 England A  21-7  France A Old Albanians, St Albans [-/-/-]
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2007-03-16 England A  15-17 Nomads Clifton [-/-/-]
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2007-08-12 Nomads 24-0  United States Clifton [-/-/-]
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2007-06-24 Austria /Croatia  17-7  Hungary/Bavaria Bavaria Grossmugl, Austria [-/-/-]
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2007-10-28 Germany A  63-0  Luxembourg A Heidelberg [-/-/-]
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2007-12-12 England A  34-17  United States London Irish [-/-/-]

2008

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

2009

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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 [21] 92-0  British Services Bournemouth [-/-/-]
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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[22]  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[23]  A Scotland XV Belfast Harlequins [-/-/-]

2010

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2010-01-16 USA U20  12-13  Canada U20 Lakeland, Florida [-/-/-]
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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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2010-03-19 France A  -  England A Rennes [-/-/-]
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2010-03-13 England A  26-7 Nomads Esher [-/-/-]

Highest team scores

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]
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]
105  Netherlands v Belgium (105-0) at Amsterdam 08/04/2001 Friendly [308]
101  England v South Africa (101-0) at Imber Court 14/05/2005 Friendly  [495]
100  Netherlands v Belgium (100-0) at Enköping, 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]
91  England v Netherlands (91-3) at Belluno 19/04/1999 FIRA [243]
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]
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 Hürth 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 Enköping, Sweden 17/05/2009 FIRA [739]
83  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]
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]
80  England v Sweden (80-3) at Amsterdam 18/05/2008 FIRA [678]:
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 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]

Sources of women's international results

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

Notes

  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 an 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. ^ Scrum.com - Rugby News, Results, and Action, including the Rugby World Cup, from Scrum, the best Rugby Football site in the World : Scoring & Player Numbers Explanation
  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
  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. ^ First women’s match at Murrayfield
  13. ^ Some sources give the score as 7-7
  14. ^ 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 influnced by a 2008 French court ruling (see [1])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.
  15. ^ See above note on the status of Catalonia
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ A training game, 30 minutes each way. Norwegian team very understrength and included at least two non-Norwegians
  18. ^ 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
  19. ^ 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
  20. ^ 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
  21. ^ 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)
  22. ^ 10-a-side game for the Mekong Shield
  23. ^ 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.

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