6N U20: England on a Mission

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:04
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England Under-20 head to Ireland this weekend, knowing that they have the Six Nations sewn up but wanting more.

The more for the World Champions is a Grand Slam and with it its little brother the Triple Crown. The mission is likely to be accomplished if this year's Six Nations is anything to go by. A glance at the results below tells you that.

There is also a battle for a trophy to be won - the Wooden Spoon. Scotland and Italy meet this weekend and they have the same two points each on the log. Scotland have ground advantage.

Results

Round 1
Ireland vs Scotland, 20-19
England vs France, 59-17
Wales vs Italy, 27-5

Round 2
Ireland vs Italy, 27-26
England vs Wales, 37-21
France vs Scotland, 36-8

Round 3
England vs Italy, 46-0
Ireland vs France, 27-22
Wales vs Scotland, 65-34

Round 4
England vs Scotland 33-5
France vs Italy, 18-13
Wales vs Ireland, 41-27

Log after Four Rounds

England have a bonus point from each of their matches.

1. England - 20 pts
2. Wales - 14 pts
3. Ireland - 12 pts
4. France - 10 pts
5. Italy - 2 pts
6. Scotland - 2 pts

France vs Wales in Montauban

France have changes to their starting team at left wing, openside flank and hooker.

Wales have made four changes - at scrumhalf, outside centre, openside flank and tighthead.

Teams

France:15 Geoffrey Cros, 14 Faraj Fartass, 13 Théo Millet, 12 Alexandre Arrate, 11 Gabriel N’Gandebe, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Baptiste Couilloud, 8 Alexandre Roumat, 7 Charlie Francoz, 6 Killian Geraci, 5 Mickaël Capelli, 4 Florian Verhaeghe (captain), 3 Thomas Laclayat, 2 Etienne Fourcade, 1 Ugo Boniface
Replacements: 16 Simon-Pierre Chauvac, 17 Pierre Bourgarit, 18 George-Henri Colombe, 19 Alban Requet, 20 Dylan Cretin, 21 Arthur Retière, 22 Théo Dachary, 23 Romain Buros

Wales: 15 Rhun Williams, 14 Corey Baldwin, 13 Ioan Nicholas , 12 Kieran Williams (captain), 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Ben Jones, 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 8 Aled Ward, 7 James Botham, 6 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 5 Alex Dombrandt, 4 Sean Moore, 3 Steff Thomas, 2 Corrie Tarrant, 1 Rhys Carre
Replacements: 16 Ellis Shipp, 17 Tom Mably, 18 Keiron Assiratti, 19 Jack Pope, 20 Sid Blackmore, 21 Dane Blacker, 22 Arwel Robson, 23 Owen Lane

Date: Friday, 17 March 2017
Kick-off: 20.05 GMT
Venue: Stade Sapiac, Montauban
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White (Scotland), David Sutherland (Scotland)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)
Assessor: Gary Welsh (England)

Ireland vs England in Donnybrook

The change at centre for Ireland sees Gavin Mullin, son of the great Brendan, come into centre. The other change is at blindside flank.

England have made changes on the left wing, at flank where Tom Curry joins his twin Ben on the flank and at hooker.

Teams

Ireland: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Tommy O'Brien, 13 Gavin Mullin, 12 Ciaran Frawley, 11 Calvin Nash (captain), 10 Bill Johnston, 9 Jonny Stewart, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Paul Boyle, 6 John Foley, 5 Oisin Dowling, 4 Fineen Wycherley, 3 Charlie Connolly, 2 Tadgh McElroy, 1 Joey Conway
Replacements: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Greg McGrath, 18 Matthew Burke, 19 Jack Regan, 20 Gavin Coombes , 21 Jack Stafford, 22 Conor Fitzgerald, 23 Colm Hogan

England: 15 Tom Parton, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Dominic Morris, 12 Will Butler, 11 Sam Aspland-Robinson, 10 Max Malins, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Zach Mercer (captain), 7 Ben Curry, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Jack Nay, 3 Ciaran Knight, 2 Henry Walker, 1 Ollie Dawe
Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Ralph Adams-Hale, 18 Joseph Morris, 19 Justin Clegg, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 Theo Brophy Clews, 23 Max Wright

Date: St Patrick's Day, 2017
Kick-off: 18.00
Venue: Donnybrook
Referee: Pierre Brousset (France)
Assistant referees: Tual Trainini (France), Stéphane Boyer (France)
Television match official: Arnaud Blondel (France)
Assessor: Andy Clift (Scotland)

Scotland vs Italy at Cumbernauld

The only new player introduced into the match-day squad is left wing Logan Trotter.

Teams

Scotland: 15 Darcy Graham, 14 Robbie Nairn, 13 Stafford McDowall, 12 Ali Greig, 11 Logan Trotter, 10 Josh Henderson, 9 ,Andrew Simmers, 8 Tom Dodd, 7 Matt Fagerson, 6 Bruce Flockhart, 5 Callum Hunter-Hill (captain), 4 Alex Craig, 3 Adam Nicol, 2 Fraser Renwick, 1 George Thornton
Replacements: 16 Robbie Smith, 17 Daniel Winning, 18 Fergus Bradbury, 19 Hamish Bain, 20 Jamie Ure, 21 Luke Crosbie, 22 Charlie Shiel, 23 Craig Pringle

Italy: 15 Massimo Cioffi, 14 Andrea Bronzini, 13 Ludovico Vaccari, 12 Marco Zanon (captain), 11 Giovanni D'Onofrio, 10 Antonio Rizzi, 9 Charly Trussardi, 8 Giovanni Licata, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Jacopo Bianchi, 5 Niccolò Cannone, 4 Lorenzo Masselli, 3  Marco Riccioni, 2 Alberto Rollero, 1 Daniele Rimpelli
Replacements: 16 Danilo Fischetti, 17 Damiano Borean, 18 Giosuè Zilocchi, 19 Gabriele Venditti, 20 Lodovico Manni, 21 Matteomaria Panunzi, 22 Michelangelo Biondelli, 23 Roberto dal Zilio

Date: Friday, 17 March 2017
Kick-off: 20.30
Venue: Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), Dermot Blake (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Andy Summers (Scotland)

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