Australia's national women's rugby union team will play Japan in a two-match series in August at North Sydney Oval and at Newcastle's Sportsground no. 2.  

"It's so exciting. It will be really great to have two more Tests on Australian soil," Australia Women's XV Player of the Year Emily Chancellor said.

In total, this will give the Wallaroos four Test matches, three of those being on home soil. 

It comes after Australia played just five Tests in total between the 2014 and 2017 World Cups, with four of those coming in the months leading into of the 2017 tournament.

Since then, the Wallaroos have played at least two internationals a year after establishing an annual series against New Zealand.

"It's an incredible opportunity for the Wallaroos to get more game time whether it be here or overseas," Chancellor said.

"Obviously playing in Sydney for me is really great because it's an opportunity for family and friends to come support and hopefully grow the exposure for the game as well here in Australia."

It also helps players to have a full year-round rugby program.

The Super W pre-season kicks off in November and the competition playing until the end of April before players join their state rugby clubs before having a July Tests against New Zealand then heading back to club rugby. 

It's off to club rugby once again after that before the new August Tests begin then a bit of Aon University 7s before doing it all over again. 

Wallaroos schedule

Saturday July 13 - Australia vs Japan, Newcastle Sportsground no. 2

Friday July 19 - Australia vs Japan, North Sydney Oval

Saturday August 10 - Australia vs New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, 

Saturday August 17 - New Zealand vs Australia, Eden Park, Auckland