The Spanish women’s team will travel to South Africa in September for a three-game tour, including a Test match against the Bok Women.
It will be the Spanish side’s first visit to South Africa and will culminate in a Test against the Springbok Women on 21 September.
The visitors will boast a squad of 26 to 28 players, and will play the first two matches as a Spanish Invitational XV, and the Test against the Bok Women as Spain. The match venues in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will be confirmed in due course.
The opening match of the tour will be on 14 September against the SA Invitational XV, followed by a clash against the Eastern Province XV on 17 September. The Spanish and South African national teams will then battle it out in the grand finale of their tour.
The Test will be the first of three internationals in two weeks for the national women’s team, who are also scheduled to host Scotland in back-to-back Tests in Cape Town on 30 September and 5 October.
‘We are excited about this opportunity to face Spain at home,’ Bok women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer said.
‘The more internationals we play, the better it is for the development of our players, while it will also be good to market the women’s game in different provinces.’