And to make up for that, the TikTok women’s Six Nations squads have a series of warm-up appointments to aid in their preparation.
Italy began World Cup practice against Canada at Langford last week, but eventually lost 34-24 in Canada’s first Test on home soil in seven years.
A late bounce by captain Alyssa Giordano, who went over the line in the 74th minute, was not enough for the Canadian side to recover, but Le Azure would go again against France in September.
Ireland will travel to Japan for both their practice games at the end of August.
Coach Greg McWilliams has named eight uncapped players for his team to help the young team gain experience in the lead-up to the World Cup.
Ireland beat Japan 15–12 in November, but against a confident team after Japan recently beat Australia 12–10 against a top five ranked team in the world to win their first match. Will happen.
— TikTok Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) 21 July 2022
Scotland will take on the US and Spain in their two warm-up matches as they prepare for their first Rugby World Cup in 12 years.
Brian Isson’s side will be tested against fourth-placed USA at the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Edinburgh, but will push themselves against Spain just a month before the start of the World Cup.
On 3 September, France will host Italy in Nice, the first practice match involving two teams from the Six Nations before a rematch in Italy a week later.
France finished third in the 2017 Rugby World Cup and produced a controlled and clinical performance in the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, a 39–6 win at home against Italy.
And the Les Blues squad will be looking to build confidence in New Zealand’s lead.
Wales announced 17 full-time contracts for their players earlier this month and they hope the progress as a team will help them flourish this year.
Ian Cunningham’s team will face Canada before completing their warm-up matches against England in Bristol.
— TikTok Women’s Six Nations (@Womens6Nations) 21 June 2022
England will play both of their warm-up games at home, with the USA on 3 September and Wales on 14 September.
The 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations champion was last runner-up in the World Cup and is currently sitting as world number one.
With many fans vying for England to clinch the World Cup after winning the title for the last time in 2014, their performances against the USA and Wales will prove how Simon Middleton’s team is progressing ahead of their trip to New Zealand in October.
Here is the full list of upcoming warm-up matches:
japan vs ireland
Shizuoka Stadium Icopa, Shizuoka Prefecture – Saturday, August 20
japan vs ireland
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo – Saturday, August 27
Canada vs Wales
Wanderers Ground, Halifax – Saturday, August 27
Scotland vs USA
DAM Health Stadium, Edinburgh – Saturday, 27 August
France vs Italy
Stade des Arbores, Nice – Saturday, September 3
England vs USA
Sandy Park, Exeter – Saturday, September 3
Italy vs France
Biella, Italy – Friday, September 9
Scotland vs Spain
DAM Health Stadium, Edinburgh – Sunday, 11 September
England vs Wales
Ashton Gate, Bristol – Wednesday, 14 September