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Ireland rugby women to face Australia in Belfast in September

Ulster's Brittany Hogan on her way to Player of the Match award for Ireland in win over Scotland at Kingspan (Picture INPHO/Ben Brady)

IRELAND Women, sponsored by Aon, will welcome Australia to Kingspan Stadium in Belfast this September for a special Test match that will kick off Irish Rugby’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Scott Bemand‘s side will take on the Wallaroos, currently fifth in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings, on Saturday, September 14, with the kick off time, broadcast arrangements and ticket details to be confirmed by the IRFU in due course.

As well as being an exciting addition to the 150th Anniversary calendar of events, the fixture will also serve as important preparation for Ireland ahead of the second edition of WXV this Autumn, with Bemand’s side set to compete in the top tier of the competition in Canada following a third place finish in the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations.

Kingspan Stadium in Belfast has been a regular host of Women’s Test matches in recent seasons, including last Saturday’s memorable victory over Scotland which secured a place in WXV1 and qualification for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 in England.

Ulster’s Brittany Hogan was named Player of the Match.