1982 Netherlands v France (women's rugby union match)
Netherlands v France in 1982 was the first women's rugby union test match. 1982 was the 50th anniversary of the Dutch Rugby Union and, as part of the celebrations, the Dutch invited the Association Française de Rugby Féminin (AFRF) to send a France women's national rugby union team to play a Netherlands women's national rugby union team. The match was covered by reporter Henk Hansen of the Dutch news magazine Panorama.
|Event||Dutch Rugby Union 50th Anniversary|
|Date||13 June 1982|
|Venue||Utrecht Sportpark Strijland, Utrecht|
|Referee||Roel Wijnant (Belgium)|
The match was played on 13 June 1982 at the Utrecht Sportpark Strijland, the home of Utrechtse Rugby Club, in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Netherlands were led by head coach Jopie Nessels and captained by their prop Lisa Groenedijk; France were led by head coach Clause Isoard. The match referee was Roel Wijnant of Belgium. The match resulted in a 4–0 victory for France. 
|13 June 1982|
|Utrecht Sportpark Strijland, Utrecht|
Referee: Roel Wijnant (Belgium)
- ^ Huw Richards, "A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union", 2007.
- ^ a b "13th June 1982: The day it all began". www.scrumqueens.com. Retrieved 24 December 2017.