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Under-20 Six Nations Championship: Watch every match live on BBC as England take on Ireland

Under-20 Six Nations Championship: Watch every match live on BBC as England take on Ireland

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Ireland have been unbeaten in the Under-20 Six Nations since 2021

Dates: February 2 – March 15

coverage: Watch every match live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app.

England will be bidding to win the Under-20 Six Nations title with one round to go when they host holders Ireland in Bath on Friday.

England leads Ireland by one point in the standings after winning bonus points over Italy, Wales and Scotland.

If England get their fourth consecutive bonus-point win and Ireland fail to get a bonus point, it will be impossible for Ireland to retain their title.

England's four-point win means Ireland could clinch the title in the final round, with England traveling to France and Ireland hosting Scotland.

A victory for Ireland would put them in pole position to retain the championship and win a third successive Grand Slam title.

Wales faces France in the first match of the fourth round on Thursday.

Italy, which achieved its first victory over France in the previous round, hosted Scotland, which did not achieve any victory on Friday.

You can watch live coverage of every match on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app.

Matches and results of the U-20 Nations Championship

All matches live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Friday, February 2

Saturday 3 February

Friday 9 February

Friday 23 February

Thursday 7 March

Friday 8 March

19:15 – England vs Ireland

Friday, March 15, 2024

19:00 – Ireland vs. Scotland

Captains

Ireland – Evan O'Connell

Luke, the nephew of former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell, was part of the Ireland squad that won last year's Grand Slam title and reached the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

Having already been part of Richie Murphy's side and capped for Munster at senior level, he will be looking to lead Ireland to their third Grand Slam title in a row.

England – Finn Carnduff

Leicester Tigers have been known to produce second-row internationals for England in recent years. Carnduff will look to follow Ollie Chisum and George Martin in progressing quickly through the ranks.

The 19-year-old has already played in the Premier League and can play both on the wing and at lock, featuring on the wing during the Under-20 Six Nations Championship last season.

Wells – Harry Ackerman

The center is another returning player from last season. The 19-year-old started against Ireland, Scotland and England, and has since played at senior level for the Dragons in the United Rugby Championship and Challenge Cup.

Scotland – Liam McConnell

The winger is in his third season of U20 rugby after making his debut in the 2022 summer series for Scotland. The 19-year-old, who is contracted to Edinburgh, played the full 80 minutes in each round of the competition last season.

France – Matisse Castro Ferreira

The Toulouse back-rower has made the top 14 five times this season after featuring in last season's Under-20 Six Nations Championship, with two starts and three appearances off the bench.

The 20-year-old also came on as a substitute during the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final win over Ireland in July.

Italy – Jacopo Bottori

The number eight is a powerful ball-carrier and featured heavily for Italy during the Six Nations and World Rugby Under-20 Championship last season.

He will look to emulate David O'Diasi, who has proven to be an inspirational leader for an exciting young group of Italian talent.

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