Preview: Scotland U20 V France U20
Scotland U20 play their first home match of the 2024 Under-20 Six Nations on Friday. Having started their campaign with a narrow 37-29 loss to Wales in Colwyn Bay last week, the Scots welcome Sébastien Calvet's side to Hive Stadium. Kick off is at 8pm GMT (Live on BBC iPlayer).
What they said
Head coach Kenny Murray said: “We started off with a really strong performance last week in Colwyn Bay which slipped in the second half and let Wales beat us to the finish line.
“For many of the boys, that was their first taste of international rugby, and this week brings the even bigger challenge of France.
“We are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd for the first time in this competition at Hive Stadium. I’m sure the crowd will give the team the drive to put on an exciting performance under the Friday night lights.”
Scotland retained possession from a greater percentage of their open play kicks than any other side in the opening round of this year’s U20 Six Nations (29%) and were also the only team to successfully execute a 50/22 kick last weekend.
Scotland’s Fergus Watson beat eight defenders during his side’s opening round defeat against Wales, the most of any player in the U20 Six Nations last weekend, and the most by any Scotland player in the competition since Ollie
Smith beat nine against France in 2020.
With 33, Scotland were the only side to beat 30+ defenders in the opening weekend of the U20 Six Nations.
Tickets for the match are selling fast but seats and standing places are currently still available, although seats are close to selling out. Secure your tickets HERE.