The fixtures for England’s U20 6 Nations campaign have been announced.
The World Rugby U20 Champions, who surprisingly finished 5th in last year’s 6 Nations, will play in Exeter Darlington, and Northampton.
The campaign begins on Saturday 4th February against France at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park (12.00pm), and is followed by a trip to Wales on Friday 10th February for a 19.15 kick off at Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay.
England then travel to Darlington Mowden Park, where they will play on their artificial surface for a 19.45 kick off against Italy on Friday 24th February.
The final home game of the campaign sees England host Scotland on Saturday 11th March at Northampton Saints’ Franklin’s Gardens at 18.15, before they then travel to Donnybrook Stadium for the final game of the championships against Ireland.
Sky Sports will show England’s three home games, v Scotland, Italy, and France.
Speaking to www.englandrugby.com England U20 coach Rory Teague said:
“We have a lot of hard work to put in from now until February and it’s important we make sure the squad are aware and prepared for the intensity that is required of them at this level, the opportunity to represent your country in a special competition like the Six Nations is a real honour for any player. The support we receive wherever we play across the country is fantastic and these different environments and new grounds allow us to challenge the players in a number of ways.”
“It will be a special occasion playing at Sandy Park for the first time as England U20 and an excellent crowd can always be expected in Northampton. We received brilliant support in Newcastle last year and I’m sure it will be the same in Darlington, it is great that England U20 can play there again.”
England U20 2017 6 Nations Fixtures:
England v France: Saturday 4th February – Sandy Park, Exeter, 12.00pm
Wales v England: Friday 10th February – Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, 19.15
England v Italy: Friday 24th February – Darlington Mowden Park, KO 19:45pm
England v Scotland: Saturday 11th March – Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton, 18.15
Ireland v England: Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin. Date and time TBC