Scotland and Spain will come face to face with each other in Glasgow and Madrid this month with a place at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 awaiting the aggregate winner.

The first leg of this European play-off will take place at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow on Friday, 18 November at 19:30 with the return at the Central University Stadium in Madrid at 13:00 on Saturday, 26 November.

Spain are the higher ranked of the two nations in the World Rugby Women's Rankings in ninth, four places above Scotland, with both hoping to play in their sixth Women's Rugby World Cup.

Las Leonas secured their place in this play-off by winning the Rugby Europe Women's Championship on home soil in October, while Scotland have a second chance after failing to secure one of the two places available through the Women's Six Nations.

Spain finished ninth at the last Women's Rugby World Cup, while Scotland failed to qualify for the 2014 tournament in France but have shown improvement this year under new coach Shade Munro.

“Our players have been working extremely hard in preparation for the qualifiers. The prize at stake is massive and it would be great to have a big home crowd behind us at Scotstoun,” insisted Munro.

“Spain played an extremely exciting brand of rugby in winning the Rugby Europe competition against a very well organised and talented Netherlands team, so it goes without saying we are expecting a very difficult game but one we are definitely up for and hugely looking forward to.”

Nine teams have already qualified for Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, seven of them by their ranking at France 2014 in champions England, runners-up Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, USA and Australia. They have since been joined by Wales and Italy, who secured their places through results across the 2015 and 2016 Women's Six Nations.

The remaining two places for the 9-26 August event will be confirmed in December.