The BBC, the UK’s public-service broadcaster, has been confirmed as the broadcast home of England women's rugby union’s upcoming test matches.

The four UK-based tests against New Zealand, Canada and the USA will be shown by BBC Two on Sunday afternoons.

England will take on New Zealand both at Sandy Park, Exeter, on 31 October, and at Cinch Stadium at Franklin Gardens, Northampton, on 7 November, Canada at the Twickenham Stoop on 14 November and the USA at Sixways, Worcester, on 21 November.

The coverage will boost the profile of the Red Roses in the lead up to next year's postponed World Cup in New Zealand.