England Women will travel to face France in Carcassonne on Saturday, October 27th (KO 1.00pm BST/2.00pm CEST).
The game will be played at the DOMEC Stadium as a curtain raiser to the 2018 European Championship Men’s game between France and Wales.
This will be the first time that England Women will play a test match since they reached the semi-finals of last year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Australia.
A National Performance Squad have trained together throughout this season and the squad for the international test will be announced next month.
England Women’s Head Coach, Craig Richards said, “The players have trained well on the National Performance Programme and a number of new additions have added some much-needed freshness to the squad.
“This has also helped to create a competitive and challenging environment and competition is a good thing to help drive standards of performance with the RLWC2021 in mind.
“For the France test I will be looking to select a balance of experienced players who have an understanding of the international stage and young players who have performed consistently well in the Women’s Super League and Origin games.
“This test will allow us to continue to build our team culture, forge some team cohesion and gain some much-needed game preparation against a tough France team.”