England to face Scotland at Castle Park in Women’s Six Nations

England will launch the defence of their Women’s Six Nations crown in Doncaster next month.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:35 pm
England beat Ireland at Castle Park last year. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

The Red Roses will face Scotland at Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, on Saturday, April 3 (3pm).

The Armthorpe venue has become a happy hunting ground for England Women in recent years.

England defeated Ireland 27-0 in front of a sell-out 5,000 crowd at Castle Park in February last year.

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England beat Ireland at Castle Park last year. Photo: George Wood/Getty Images

A crowd of 4,674 saw England defeat France 41-26 in Doncaster a year earlier, while 3,876 were in attendance for England’s victory over Canada at the same venue in November, 2018.

Next month’s clash with Scotland will be played behind closed doors and broadcast live on BBC iPlayer.

Knights’ commercial manager Michael Casey said: “We are delighted to welcome the Red Roses back to Castle Park and to work alongside the England Rugby team again. England have an unbeaten record in Doncaster and we’re excited to bring another showcase international rugby fixture to the town.”

A truncated championship will see each team play one home and one away fixture in the initial group phase.

Finals day on April 24 will then pit together opposing ranked teams from each pool.

Pool A: England, Italy, Scotland

Pool B: France, Ireland, Wales