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USA Women To Play Canada Twice In November

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USA Women To Play Canada Twice In November

CHULA VISTA, CA. - The USA Women’s National Team XVs will return to Southern California for a two-match test series against rival-Canada on November 20 and November 24. 

Held at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, both matches kick off at 3 PM PT with open admission and games also broadcast live on FloRugby. 

The Women’s Eagles and Canada last met during the Super Series in July where the United States upset their No. 3 ranked northern rivals for the first time since 2015. Thanks to the victory, the USA women and Canadians are now tied at 19 wins apiece all-time, adding more intensity to the upcoming November series as both sides look to finish the year in the lead. 

As part of the annual schedule and campaign plan for Rugby World Cup 2021 which launched earlier this year, the CanAm series will mark the conclusion to what has already been an incredibly productive year for the Eagles. 

“With these two matches, our Women’s team will have played more games in a 13 month period than was played between the 2014 and 2017 World Cups,” said Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell.  “This is a huge statement from the union and although we always have work to do, the fact that we are able to make these match opportunities possible for our players is significant.  

“As the final competition window of the year, we will use these games as a marker for the work that’s been done and help us refine any planning or highlight specific threats that need to be addressed when finalizing our 2020 planning.”

Head Coach Rob Cain added, “I cannot stress just how important these experiences are in terms of continuing our development and achieving our aspirations in 2021. This is reflective of our continued statement that we want to compete at the very top and these platforms give our players every chance to. Every time we come together our aim is to evolve and move further along to where we want to get too, Canada gives us the perfect test matches to do this 

“We have a lot of respect for Canada as they have consistently showcased how dangerous they are and have shown they can be destructive through their set piece, pick and go, kicking game and ball in hand play. What a great rivalry to finish with in 2019.” 

Final selections for the event will be made over the next couple weeks with players set to assemble on November 15. 

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