2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship

The 2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship is the 13th series of the Six Nations Under 20s Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ireland are the defending champions, having won the 2019 Championship with a Grand Slam.[1]

2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship
Date31 January – TBA 2020
Countries
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
2019 (Previous) (Next) 2021

ParticipantsEdit

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
  England[2] Franklin's Gardens
Kingsholm Stadium
15,200
16,115
Northampton
Gloucester
Alan Dickens
  France[3] Stade des Alpes
Stade Maurice David
Stade Aimé Giral
20,068
6,428
14,593
Grenoble
Aix-en-Provence
Perpignan
Sébastien Piqueronies
  Ireland[4] Irish Independent Park 8,008 Cork Noel McNamara David McCann
  Italy[5] Stadio Mirabello
Payanini Rugby Centre
4,500
Reggio Emilia
Verona
Fabio Roselli Paolo Garbisi
  Scotland [6] Myreside Stadium
Netherdale
5,500
4,000
Edinburgh
Galashiels
Sean Lineen
  Wales[7] Eirias Stadium 6,080 Colwyn Bay Gareth Williams Jac Morgan

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points
Total
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against Tries Loss
1   Ireland 3 3 0 0 113 69 44 17 10 3 0 15
2   Scotland 5 2 0 3 147 134 13 20 20 3 2 13
3   France 4 2 0 2 95 84 11 11 12 2 2 12
4   England 4 2 0 2 93 103 −10 14 12 2 1 11
5   Wales 5 2 0 3 83 138 −55 11 18 0 0 8
6   Italy 3 1 0 2 65 68 −3 8 9 1 1 6
Source: [1]

Table ranking rules

  • Four match points are awarded for a win.
  • Two match points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus match point is awarded to a team that scores four or more tries in a match or loses a match by seven points or fewer. If a team scores four tries in a match and loses by seven points or fewer, they are awarded both bonus points.
  • Three bonus match points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (known as a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team always ranks over a team who won four matches in which they also were awarded four try bonus points and were also awarded two bonus points in the match that they lost.
  • Tie-breakers
    • If two or more teams are tied on match points, the team with the better points difference (points scored less points conceded) is ranked higher.
    • If the above tie-breaker fails to separate tied teams, the team that scored the higher number of total tries in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied for first place at the end of the championship after applying the above tiebreakers, the title is shared between them.

FixturesEdit

Week 1Edit

31 January 2020
19:15
(1 BP)   Ireland 38 – 26   Scotland (1 BP)
31 January 2020
19:35
  Wales 7 – 17   Italy
1 February 2020
20:00
(1 BP)   France 24 – 29   England (1 BP)

Week 2Edit

7 February 2020
19:15
(1 BP)   Ireland 36 – 22   Wales
Irish Independent Park, Cork
Attendance: 4822
7 February 2020
19:30
(1 BP)   Scotland 17 – 21   England
7 February 2020
20:00
(1 BP)   France 31 – 19   Italy

Week 3Edit

21 February 2020
18:00
(2 BP)   Italy 29 – 30   Scotland (1 BP)
21 February 2020
19:35
  Wales 14 – 11   France (1 BP)
21 February 2020
19:45
  England 21 – 39   Ireland (1 BP)

Week 4Edit

6 March 2020
19:15
  Ireland Postponed   Italy
6 March 2020
19:45
(1 BP)   England 22 – 23   Wales
Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Referee: Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy
6 March 2020
20:00
(1 BP)   Scotland 22 – 29   France (1 BP)
Netherdale, Galashiels
Referee: Adam Jones

Week 5Edit

13 March 2020
19:35
  Wales 17 – 52   Scotland (1 BP)
13 March 2020
20:00
  France Postponed   Ireland
15 March 2020
17:30
  Italy Postponed   England
Payanini Rugby Centre, Verona

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reilly try seals historic Grand Slam for Ireland Under20s". Six Nations Rugby. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "England men U20s elite player squad for 2020 announced". England Rugby. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Le groupe pour le Tournoi des 6 Nations". French Rugby Federation. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  4. ^ "McNamara Names Ireland Under-20 Squad For Six Nations". Irish Rugby Football Union. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Italia U20, Gli Azzurrini Convocati Per Le Prime Due Partite Del Sei Nazioni U20". Federazione Italiana Rugby. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen has today announced his 29-man training squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations". Scottish Rugby. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Wales U20 Six Nations squad announced". Welsh Rugby Union. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.

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