Ireland will go on the road for their home games in this season's Women’s Six Nations, with the three internationals being played in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

The team usually play their home championship games in Donnybrook, but lined out at the RDS for their two November internationals against USA and Japan.

Under new head coach Greg McWilliams, Ireland will begin a new chapter against Wales on 26 March (kick-off 4.45pm) at the RDS.

Ireland will then travel to France on 2 April, before their second home game against Italy is played at Munster Rugby's Musgrave Park on 10 April (kick-off 5pm).

The Cork venue has hosted the Ireland Under-20s since 2019.

The penultimate weekend sees Ireland travel to play England on Sunday 24 April (kick-off 12pm), before the final home game of the Six Nations, against Scotland, is staged at Ulster Rugby's Kingspan Stadium on 30 April (kick-off 8pm).

This will be the first senior international to be played at the Belfast venue since the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup final.

Outgoing IRFU CEO, Philip Browne, said: "We are delighted to announce that it will be even easier for fans around the county to support our women's team in the 2022 Six Nations as we look at increasing the accessibility, profile, and interest in our women’s rugby team across the country.

"Support for the team has grown strongly as they moved from Ashbourne, to Energia Park and the RDS and we hope that by bringing the team closer to the provincial clubs that are developing women's and girl's rugby, we can encourage even more female involvement, at all levels.

"The three provincial venues deliver topflight facilities and playing surfaces that will allow for the best of international women's rugby, and we are optimistic that our 2022 Six Nations will be one of the best supported campaigns ever."

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