The next generation of rugby talent will be showcased over the next nine days with the Under-18 Men’s and Women’s rugby festivals and you can watch the action live.
Making its return after a two-year-hiatus due to COVID-19, the Under-18 Men’s festival kicks off on April 9th at the French Federation National Centre in Marcoussis.
That will be the first of three game days for the men, with the opening round of fixtures kicking off with Italy v Scotland at 12pm, before Wales lock horns with England at 2.20pm and France face Ireland at 4.40pm.
April 9th is also the first game day for the inaugural Under-18 Women’s festival, with the launch of the new age grade pathway for women rugby players taking place at the DAM Health Stadium.
Game day one sees each team play two 35-minute matches, with Scotland v Wales and England v Ireland kicking off the action before France play Ireland and Italy line-up against Wales.
The women’s action on game day one, which will not be streamed, concludes with England against France and Scotland versus Italy at 3.30pm as the stars of the future take centre stage in Edinburgh.
Both the men’s and women’s festivals continue four days later on April 13th.
Game day two of the men’s festival at French Federation National Centre sees France take on Scotland at midday, before Wales face Ireland and England clash with Italy.
Meanwhile, the women’s festival concludes with three 70-minute matches as Ireland lock horns with Wales, Italy take on Scotland and England face France in Edinburgh.
The men’s festival finishes four days later on Sunday April 17th when Ireland play Italy, England meet Scotland and France line-up against Wales in Marcoussis.
You can watch all the action from the Under-18s Men’s festival live on the Six Nations Under-20s YouTube channel, where all three games from game day two of the Under-18 Women’s festival will also be streamed.
Under-18s Men’s Festival fixtures – all streamed live on Six Nations Under-20s YouTube
Saturday, 9 April
Wednesday, 13 April
France v Scotland (kick-off 12pm)
Ireland v Wales (kick-off 2.20pm)
Italy v England (kick-off 4.40pm)
Sunday, 17 April
Italy v Ireland (kick-off 11.30am)
England v Scotland (kick-off 1.35pm)
France v Wales (3.40pm)
Under-18s Women’s Festival fixtures
Saturday, 9 April – 35-minute matches
Scotland v Wales (kick-off 1.30pm)
England v Ireland (kick-off 1.30pm)
Wales v Italy (kick-off 2.30pm)
France v Ireland (kick-off 2.30pm)
Scotland v Italy (kick-off 3.30pm)
England v France (kick-off 3.30pm)
Wednesday 13 April – all streamed live on Six Nations Under-20s YouTube
Ireland v Wales (kick-off 12pm)
Scotland v Italy (kick off 2.20pm)
England v France (kick-off 5pm)