The second round of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships take place tomorrow morning with all four home nations involved in big fixtures.
Probably the biggest of the lot in terms of Home Nations rivalry is Wales U20 v Ireland U20 at 06.35 tomorrow morning. Wales currently top Group B after a crushing victory over Fiji on Monday, while Ireland, the U20 Six Nations champions, are in third after securing a losing bonus point against the French.
Those results make this one crucial, with all three sides still with a strong chance of progressing. Victory for Wales would put them in pole position, but a victory for Ireland would really blast things open.
Englandâ€™s campaign continues against Australia, also at 06.30. We have previewed that game elsewhere (England v Australia) but it looks likely that this game will be the Group decider after both enjoyed strong wins over Italy and Argentina respectively on Monday.
In Group C Scotland face what ought to be their â€˜easiestâ€™ fixture of the pool. They are paired with both South Africa and New Zealand but face the slightly less daunting Samoa at 02.35 tomorrow morning.
It will be no easy task though, despite a heavy defeat to the Baby Blacks, Samoa looked tough, while Scotland really suffered at the hands of the South Africans. That said, the Scots ought to be the favourites.
Globally speaking, the biggest fixture of the day will be that between the hosts, New Zealand, and South Africa. That game kicks off at 08.35 and ought to be the Group decider â€“ and it could well dictate the outcome of the entire tournament when you consider that semi final seedings are also up for grabs.
JWC Round 2 Fixtures:
Argentina v Italy â€“ 04.35
England v Australia â€“ 06.35
France v Fiji â€“ 02.35
Wales v Ireland â€“ 06.35
Scotland v Samoa â€“ 02.35
New Zealand v South Africa â€“ 08.35
Home Nations & Opponents Squads:
England U20 XV:
1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)Â 2 Tom Woolstencroft (Bath)Â 3 Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)Â 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, captain)Â 5 Charlie Ewels (Bath)Â 6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester)Â 7 Gus Jones (London Wasps)Â 8 Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs);Â 9 Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)Â 10 Billy Burns (Gloucester)Â 11 Nathan Earle (Saracens)Â 12 Harry Sloan (Harlequins)Â 13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)Â 14 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)Â 15 Howard Packman (Northampton Saints).
Replacements:Â 16 Jack WalkerÂ 17 Alex LundbergÂ 18 Harry RudkinÂ 19 Hayden Thompson-StringerÂ 20 James ChisholmÂ 21 Callum BraleyÂ 22 Sam OlverÂ 23 Aaron Morris.
Australia U20 XV:
1 Rory Oâ€™ConnorÂ 2 Harry ScobieÂ 3 Allan AlaalatoaÂ 4 Matt PhillipÂ 5 Tom StaniforthÂ 6 Sean McMahon (captain)Â 7 Rowan PerryÂ 8 Ross Haylett-Petty;Â 9 Joe PowellÂ 10 Jake McIntyreÂ 11 Andrew KellawayÂ 12 Jimmy StewartÂ 13 Lalakai FoketiÂ 14 Brad LaceyÂ 15 Jonah Placid.
Replacements:Â 16 Feleti Kaituâ€™uÂ 17 Cameron OrrÂ 18 Tom RobertsonÂ 19 Jack PayneÂ 20 Jack DempseyÂ 21 Angus PulverÂ 22 David HorowitzÂ 23 Luke Burton.
Wales U20 XV:
1 Nicky SmithÂ 2 Elliot DeeÂ 3 Nicky ThomasÂ 4 Joseph DaviesÂ 5 Rory ThorntonÂ 6 Olly CracknellÂ 7 Will BoydeÂ 8 James Benjamin;Â 9 Luc JonesÂ 10 Angus Oâ€™BrienÂ 11 Joshua AdamsÂ 12 Jack DixonÂ 13 Steffan Hughes (Captain)Â 14 Tyler MorganÂ 15 Ashley Evans.
Replacements:Â 16 Scott OttenÂ 17 Luke GarettÂ 18 Callum LewisÂ 19 Scott AndrewsÂ 20 Scott MatthewsÂ 21 Tom WilliamsÂ 22 Ethan DaviesÂ 23 Afon Bagshaw.
Ireland U20 XV:
1 Peter DooleyÂ 2 Max AbbottÂ 3 Rory BurkeÂ 4 Darragh MoloneyÂ 5 Ross MolonyÂ 6 Peadar TimminsÂ 7 Frank TaggartÂ 8 Jack Oâ€™Donoghue (captain);Â 9 Nick McCarthyÂ 10 Ross ByrneÂ 11 Alex WootonÂ 12 Dan GogginÂ 13 Garry RingroseÂ 14 Ciaran GaffneyÂ 15 Cian Kelleher.
Replacements:Â 16 Dylan DonnellanÂ 17 Denis CoulsonÂ 18 Oisin HerrernanÂ 10 Josh MurphyÂ 20 Diamaid DeeÂ 21 Ryan FoleyÂ 22 Conor McKeonÂ 23 Harrison Brewer.
Scotland U20 XV:
1 Phil CringleÂ 2 Sam JamesÂ 3 Darcy RaeÂ 4 Andy CramondÂ 5 Glen YoungÂ 6 James RitchieÂ 7 Gabriel CarrollÂ 8 Tommy Spinks (captain);Â 9 Alex GlashanÂ 10 Rory HutchinsonÂ 11 Sam PecquerÂ 12 Neil HerronÂ 13 Blair HutchinsonÂ 14 Jamie FarndaleÂ 15 Damien Hoyland.
Replacements:Â 16 Cameron FentonÂ 17 Jack CosgroveÂ 19 Zander FagersonÂ 19 Lewis CarmichaelÂ 20 Magnus BradburyÂ 21 Ben VellacottÂ 22 Gavin LoweÂ 23 Christopher Dean.
Samoa U20 XV:
1 Fereti SaagaÂ 2 Leif SchwenkeÂ 3 Etimani SuluiÂ 4 Giovanni Havel KueffnerÂ 5 Cameron SkeltonÂ 6 Jotham WramplingÂ 7 Henry Stowers (captain)Â 8 Richard Mariota;Â 9 Emil PittmanÂ 10 William Talataina MuÂ 11 Harry LuteruÂ 12 Paul Ah HimÂ 13 Nathaniel ApaÂ 14 Joseph IkenasioÂ 15 Luteru Laulala.
Replacements:Â 16 Ieremia MataenaÂ 17 Andrew LemaluÂ 18 Louis KapeteniÂ 19 Alamanda MotugaÂ 20 Joe LeeÂ 21 Mark TalaeseÂ 2 Penaia PenaiaÂ 23 Nuâ€™u Nuâ€™u.