2018 Six Nations Under 20s Championship

The 2018 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, was the 11th series of the Six Nations Under 20s Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. England were the defending champions.

2018 Six Nations Under 20s Championship
Date2 February – 16 March 2018
Countries
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Tries scored89 (7.42 per match)
2017 (Previous) (Next) 2019

ParticipantsEdit

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
  England Kingston Park
Ricoh Arena
10,200
32,609
Newcastle
Coventry
Steve Bates Ben Earl
  France Stade Chaban-Delmas
Stade Jean Laville
Stade de la Méditerranée
34,694
13,872
18,555
Bordeaux
Gueugnon
Beziers
  Ireland Donnybrook Stadium 6,000 Dublin Noel McNamara Tommy O'Brien
  Italy Stadio Enzo Bearzot
Stadio della Vittoria
1,000
40,400
Gorizia
Bari
Fabio Roselli Michele Lamaro
  Scotland Broadwood Stadium
Myreside
8,086
5,500
Cumbernauld
Edinburgh
Stevie Scott[1] Robbie Smith
  Wales Parc Eirias 6,080 Colwyn Bay Jason Strange Tommy Reffell

[2][3][4]

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points
Total
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against Tries Loss
1   France 5 4 0 1 211 80 131 30 8 4 0 20
2   England 5 4 0 1 151 74 77 19 9 3 1 20
3   Ireland 5 2 0 3 145 182 −37 21 26 3 1 12
4   Italy 5 2 0 3 126 181 −55 17 27 2 1 11
5   Wales 5 2 0 3 99 120 −21 14 16 2 0 10
6   Scotland 5 1 0 4 102 197 −95 13 27 1 1 6
Source: [1]

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

2 February 2018
18:00 GMT (UTC+1)
Italy   17 – 27   England (BP)
Try: Luccardi 40' c
Penalty 77'
Con: Rizzi (1/1)
Pen: Rizzi (1/1) 57'
[5] Try: Earl 19' m
White 48' c
Parton 50' c
Loader 61' m
Con: Grayson (2/4)
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 3'
Stadio Enzo Bearzot,
Referee: Ludovic Cayre (France)
2 February 2018
20:00 GMT (UTC+1)
(BP) France   34 – 24   Ireland
Try: Ntamack (2) 13' c, 29' c
Diallo 26' m
Gimbert 63' m
Bamba 78' c
Con: Ntamack (2/3)
Carbonel (1/2)
Pen: Ntamack (1/1) 3'
[6] Try: Penalty 53'
Stewart 59' c
McCarthy 72' c
Con: Byrne (2/2)
Pen: Byrne (1/1) 23'
Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Referee: Christopher Ridley (England)
2 February 2018
20:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) Wales   36 – 3   Scotland
Try: Morgan 3' c
Goodchild 24' m
Baldwin (2) 27' c, 77' c
Davis 71' c
Con: C. Evans (4/5)
Pen: C. Evans (1/1) 62'
[7] Pen: Dewhirst (1/2) 20'

Round 2Edit

9 February 2018
19:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) Ireland   38 – 34   Italy (2 BP)
[8]
9 February 2018
19:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) England   37 – 12   Wales
[9]
9 February 2018
19:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   19 – 69   France (BP)
[10]

Round 3Edit

23 February 2018
18:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) France   78 – 12   Italy
Stade Jean-Laville, Gueugnon
23 February 2018
19:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(2 BP) Ireland   38 – 41   Wales (BP)
Donnybrook, Dublin
23 February 2018
19:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) Scotland   24 – 17   England (BP)
Myreside, Edinburgh

Round 4Edit

9 March 2018
19:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP) Ireland   30 – 25   Scotland (BP)
Donnybrook, Dublin
9 March 2018
19:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   7 – 18   Italy
Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay
9 March 2018
20:00 GMT (UTC+1)
France   6 – 22   England
Stade de la Méditerranée, Béziers

Round 5Edit

16 March 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+1)
(BP) Italy   45 – 31   Scotland
Stadio della Vittoria, Bari
16 March 2018
20:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(BP)England   48 – 15   Ireland
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
16 March 2018
20:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   3 – 24   France (BP)
Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burke, Andy (13 February 2018). "SRU suspend several under-20s backroom staff after late-night incident". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ "England U20s name side to face Italy". RFU. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Under 20 6 Nations Fixtures". WRU. Archived from the original on 3 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ Harvey, Neale (28 January 2018). "Strange gives Welsh boys licence to thrill". RUGBYPaper (489). p. 31.
  5. ^ "England Under-20s battle to bonus-point success in Italy". Six Nations Rugby. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Ntamack at the double for france under-20s against Ireland". Six Nations Rugby. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Baldwin double gives Wales under-20s perfect start". Six Nations Rugby. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Ireland Under-20s edge Italy in a thriller at Donnybrook". Six Nations Rugby. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Ibitoye and Olowofela help England Under-20s triumph over Wales". Rugby's Greatest Championship. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ "France Under-20s run in nine tries in big win at Broadwood". Rugby's Greatest Championship. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

External linksEdit