2023 Under-20 Six Nations Fixtures Announced
The 2023 Under-20 Six Nations fixture have been announced with all of Scotland’s fixtures to be broadcast live on BBC.
The Under-20 Championship kicks off on the 3rd of February 2023 with a Friday night lights first round of fixtures that will see Scotland travel to play England.
Scotland will host Wales in the second round on Friday 10 February before traveling to France for round three on Friday 24 February.
The young Scots will round off their Championship campaign with two home matches against Ireland on Friday 10 March in round four. They will then host the first of three fixtures on Sunday 19 March when they host Italy in the final round of the Championship.
As with the previous Championship, rugby fans in each host market will be able to watch every single Under-20 fixture. In the UK, BBC and S4C will cover the Championship, in France, L’Equipe will be showing every game, RTE and Virgin Media will deliver coverage in Ireland, and Sky Italia will continue their support of Six Nations Rugby in Italy.
This level of comprehensive broadcast coverage helped to drive year on year average live audience figures up by over 180%, in the six core markets.
The growing popularity for the Under-20 Six Nations was given an added boost this summer when Six Nations Rugby collaborated with World Rugby to stage an Under-20 Summer Series, hosted in Italy.
The Summer Series featured all six nations, as well as Georgia and South Africa. Offering the next generation of rugby stars a valuable opportunity to compete at the highest level, reinforces the continued commitment to supporting the pathway for future rugby talent to develop. This commitment is shared by the host of broadcast partners of the upcoming Under-20 Six Nations; all driving to offer the best possible platform for teams and players to showcase their talent and excite audiences in the process.
Commenting on the 2023 Under-20 Six Nations fixtures, Julie Paterson, Director of Rugby at Six Nations Rugby, said:
“The Under-20 pathway is a fundamental element of our strategy to support the development of rugby, its teams, players, coaches and match officials. The Championship offers a platform for some truly exciting talent to perform at the highest level. Through the support of our broadcasters and partners, there is a route for fans to follow the journey of the teams and players and see the next generation of stars coming through.
The year-on-year growth of the Under-20 Championship as well as the Summer Series, shows there is a increasing popularity for this area of the game. The fixtures planned for 2023 should build on this, bringing a real competitive edge to the Tournament and providing a true high-performance based lead into the Junior World Championship, due to restart in 2023. Hopefully even more fans will enjoy what is set to be another unmissable Under-20 Six Nations.”
2023 Under-20 Six Nations Fixtures (time GMT)
Friday 3 February
Wales v Ireland, 7pm
England v Scotland, 7pm
Italy v France, 8pm
Friday 10 February
England v Italy, 7pm
Scotland v Wales, 7.15pm
Ireland v France, 8pm
Friday 24 February
Italy v Ireland, 7.15pm
Wales v England, 7.15pm
France v Scotland, 8pm
Friday 10 March
Italy v Wales, 7.15pm
Scotland v Ireland, 7.15pm
England v France, 8pm
Sunday 19 March
Scotland v Italy, 2pm
Ireland v England, 5pm
France v Wales, 8pm