Fri 22 Feb 2019 | 01:19

U20 Six Nations, Round 4

U20 Six Nations, Round 4
Fri 22 Feb 2019 | 01:19
U20 Six Nations, Round 4

After just two rounds, Ireland is the only one 0of the six teams in the Under-20 Six Nations that is unbeaten – and Scotland is the only team that has not yet won a match.


Round 1
Ireland vs England 35-27
Italy vs Scotland, 32-22
France vs Wales, 32-10

Round 2
Ireland vs Scotland, 24-5
Wales vs Italy, 42-12
England vs France, 31-19

Fixtures, Round 3, 22-24 February 2014
Wales vs England
Italy vs Ireland
France vs Scotland

The first two rounds suggest that England, Ireland and Wales will win the third round, away matches notwithstanding.


Italy vs Ireland

Italy have changed five in their starting XV and all five replacements have come up from the bench.

Ireland have just two changes to their starting team – to the right wing and the scrumhalf. On the bench there are five changes. One of those on the bench is Cormac Foley who was the starting scrumhalf against Scotland.


Italy: 15 Giacomo da Re, 14 Edoardo Mastandrea, 13 Matteo Moscardi, 12 Federico Mori, 11 Michael Mba, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Lorenzo Citton, 8 Antoine Koffi Kouassi, 7 Davide Ruggeri, 6 Andrea Chianucci, 5 Thomas Parolo, 4 Cristian Stoian, 3 Filippo Alongi, 2 Andrej Marinello, 1 Matteo Drudi
Replacements: 16 Marco Bonanni, 17 Luca Franceschetto, 18 Matteo Nocera, 19 Marco Butturini, 20 Manuel Zuliani, 21 Gianmarco Piva, 22 Damiano Mazza, 23 Jacopo Trulla

Ireland: 15 Jake Flannery, 14 Angus Kernohan, 13 Liam Turner, 12 David Hawkshaw (captain), 11 Jonathan Wren, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Craig Casey, 8 John Hodnett, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Martin Moloney, 5 Niall Murray, 4 Charlie Ryan, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 Dylan Tierney-Martin,1 Josh Wycherley
Replacements: 16 Billy Scannell, 17 Callum Reid, 18 Michael Milne, 19 Brian Deeny, 20 Ronan Watters, 21 Cormac Foley, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Rob Russell

Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-off: 19.00
Venue: Stadio Centro d’Italia, Rieti
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 17°C and a night-time low of 3°C. It will be a cold match up in Rieti.
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Mike English (Wales), Aled Evans(Wales)

Wales vs England

England, who have been performing wonderfully. You would expect them to change rarely but for this match they have made seven changes, largely because the clubs want their players in club action.

Behind the scrum there are seven changes to their starting team, leaving Josh Hodge and Ollie Sleightholme as the only survivors. One of the changes is at scrumhalf where Sam Maunder drops to the bench, to which there are five changes.

Wales: 15 Ioan Davies, 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Max Llewellyn, 12 Aneurin Owen, 11 Dewi Cross, 10 Cai Evans, 9 Dafydd Buckland, 8 Iestyn Rees, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Lennon Greggains, 5 Teddy Williams, 4 Ed Scragg, 3 Ben Warren, 2 Dewi Lake (captain), 1 Rhys Davies
Replacements: 16 Will Griffiths, 17 Tom Devine, 18 Kemsley Mathias, 19 Max Ayling, 20 Ellis Thomas, 21 Dan Babos, 22 Sam Costello, 23 Deon Smith

England: 15 Josh Hodge, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Connor Doherty, 12 Tom de Glanville, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Kieran Wilkinson, 9 Ollie Fox , 8 Tom Willis, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 6 Ted Hill, 5 Alex Coles, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Alfie Petch, 2 Nic Dolly, 1 Olly Adkins
Replacements: 16 Samson Ma’asi, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Jack Bartlett, 19 James Scott, 20 Rusiate Tuima, 21 Sam Maunder, 22 Manu Vunipola, 23 Jack Reeves

Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-off: 19.05
Venue: Zip World Stadium, Colwyn Bay
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 17°C, dropping to 9°C
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffkin (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Citing commissioner: Paul Minto (Scotland)

France vs Scotland

France have made wholesale changes – nine to their starting team. Four of those no longer there are now on the bench – Rayne Barka, Florent Vanverberghe, Mathieu Hirigoyen and scrumhalf Quintin Delord.

Scotland have few changes. The backline is changed. Matt Davidson shifts to fullback, 18-year0old Grant Hughes replaces injured Cameron Anderson and Ollie Smith is back from injury to come into outside centre. In the pack, Kwagga van Niekerk is out, Charlie Jupp moves uipo to flank and Ross Bundy comes in at No.8. Murphy Walker moves to loosehead and Euan McLaren comes in at tighthead.


France: 15 Alexandre De Nardi, 14 Vincent Pinto, 13 Yoram Moefana, 12 Simon Desaubies, 11 Erwan Dridi, 10 Mathieu Smaïli, 9 Baptiste Germain, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Paul Boudhent, 6 Thibault Hamonou, 5 Gauthier Maravat, 4 Thomas Lavault (captain), 3 Giorgi Beria, 2 Pierre Jutge, 1 Eli Eglaine
Replacements: 16 Rayne Barka, 17 Akhim Bouzhir, 18 Alex Burin, 19 Mathieu Hirigoyen, 20 Loïc Hocquet, 21 Quintin Delord, 22 Jules Favre, 23 Cheikh Tiberghen

Scotland: 15 Matt Davidson, 14 Rory McMichael, 13 Ollie Smith , 12 Grant Hughes, 11 Jack Blain, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Roan Frostwick, 8 Ross Bundy, 7 Connor Boyle (captain), 6 Charlie Jupp, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Ewan Johnson, 3 Euan McLaren, 2 Ewan Ashman, 1 Murphy Walker
Replacements: 16 Angus Fraser, 17 Andrew Nimmo, 18 Will Hurd, 19 Jack Mann, 20 Teddy Leatherbarrow, 21 Murray Scott, 22 Nathan Chamberlain, 23 Robbie McCallum

Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-off: 20.00
Venue: Stade du Hameau, Pau
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a warm high of 22°C but dropping to 4°C
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)
Assistant referees: Jack Makepeace (England), Clare Daniels (England)
Television match official: Keith Lewis (England)

PV: 692

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