FIXTURES for the upcoming international break have been confirmed, with England to cross the Channel to face France.

There will be an international “double-header” between the two countries men’s and women’s teams at the Stade Ernest Wallon in Toulouse on Saturday, June 29, it has today been confirmed by the Rugby Football League.

The game has been taken to France to celebrate the 90th anniversary of rugby league being played in the republic.

The women’s game kicks off the action at 3.30pm local time, with the men’s game to follow at 6pm with both matches to be streamed live on Super League Plus.

Warrington Wolves’ George Williams is the England captain and will no doubt be joined by several Wire teammates in Shaun Wane’s squad for the game, while the Warringtonian trio of Jodie Cunningham, Emily Rudge and Tara Jones will no doubt form part of the women’s squad.

After the two international games, the Championship clash between Toulouse Olympique and Featherstone Rovers will also take place at the Stade Ernest Wallon with a 9pm kick off.

The Halliwell Jones Stadium has hosted the past two England-France internationals and will still play a part in an international fixture – Warrington Wolves’ home ground will host a clash between England Academy and France under 19s on Tuesday, July 2, kick off 7.30pm.

“Rugby league in France has a rich and proud history, and the men’s international side first played England in Paris in 1934,” RFL chair Simon Johnson said.

“I am delighted that our England sides have been invited be part of the 90th anniversary celebrations.

“Our thanks go to the FFR XIII for making this possible and we wish them well for the next 90 years.”   

Rhodri Jones, RL Commercial Managing Director, adds: “I’m sure that there will be plenty of England supporters inside the Stade Ernest-Wallon to cheer on our Men and Women, and I’m thrilled that those supporters who can’t be there will be able to follow the action on Super League+.

“It’s a blank weekend in the 2024 fixture schedule, so Super League+ is the place to be for live Rugby League on Saturday 29 June.”