Venues Announced For Six Nations U-18 Festival

Glasgow is to play host to the international stars of the future at the inaugural Under-18 Six Nations festival next month, under the watchful eye of tournament director, Peter Gallagher, the former Scotland age-grade and sevens coach/manager. Gallagher said: “The festival will take the form of a round-robin event. Some of the matches will be double-headers so there’ll be something in it for everyone, no matter who you’re supporting.Glasgow is to play host to the international stars of the future at the inaugural Under-18 Six Nations festival next month, under the watchful eye of tournament director, Peter Gallagher, the former Scotland age-grade and sevens coach/manager.

Gallagher said: “The festival will take the form of a round-robin event. Some of the matches will be double-headers so there’ll be something in it for everyone, no matter who you’re supporting.

“And the chances are that supporters will get the first glimpse of some of the stars of the 2011 World Cup right here in Scotland.”

Teams can select a squad of 26 players, all of whom must start at least one of the three games they play.

The matches and venues are:

Sunday 8 April

Burnbrae, home of West of Scotland in Milngavie, will host England v Scotland with a 3pm kick-off.

New Anniesland, home of Glasgow Accies, will host France v Wales with a 3pm kick-off.

Old Anniesland, home of Glasgow Hawks, will host Italy v Ireland with a 3pm kick-off.

Wednesday 11 April

Old Anniesland will host France v Ireland with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Hughenden, home of Hillhead/Jordanhill, will host England v Wales (5pm kick-off) followed by Italy v Scotland (7.30pm kick-off).

Saturday 14 April

Burnbrae will host England v Ireland (1pm kick-off) followed by France v Italy (3pm).

Hughenden will host Wales v Scotland (3pm).