WALES Women's captain Carys Phillips says her team will relish the chance to face both the Crawshays and the Barbarians their autumn campaign.

On Saturday, November 23 Wales will play a first female Crawshays side followed by the eagerly awaited double-header fixture against the Barbarians at Principality Stadium the following weekend.

Wales Women will kick off their international season with an away fixture against Spain on November 2 with two further away matches set to be announced for that month.

"From last autumn's campaign we know as a squad that we had a great time and we improved a lot a well," said hooker Phillips, daughter of Wales head coach Rowland.

"Playing Spain away is another fixture we can add and it's one we're looking forward to, but the two home games with the Crawshays and Barbarians will be fantastic.

"Looking at the experiences Elinor Snowsill and Rachel Taylor have had with the Barbarians recently I know there will be a great buzz about that fixture.

"It speaks for itself and as a Wales team we're excited to be a part of that fixture."

Wales Women's stars Snowsill and Jasmine Joyce both featured for the Barbarians in their games with the USA and England recently in front of sizeable crowds.

November 23 will see Wales women's and men's sides play against the Barbarians at Principality Stadium.

Phillips, who captained her country to a win over Ireland in their final game of the 2019 Six Nations, is excited at what is to come.

"At Twickenham there was a big crowd for the Barbarians game and it would be phenomenal if we could get something similar," she said.

"Those experiences are ones you'll never forget as a player. We'd love the same turnout. We have a fantastic crowd and they knock their backing gives us an extra push.

"It will be a big boost and we know we have the chance to showcase women's rugby in Wales. We know our fans can cheer as loud as anyone."

Last year Wales face South Africa, Canada and Hong Kong at Cardiff Arms Park in their first autumn series.