Falkirk To Host Scotland U-20 Games

Scotland A and Scotland under-20 will be returning to familiar territory for their international programme over the next few months. Scotland A will face their Irish counterparts at McDiarmid Park, Perth in February, while the national under-20 side will do battle with their French and English equivalents at Falkirk Stadium.Scotland A and Scotland under-20 will be returning to familiar territory for their international programme over the next few months.

Scotland A will face their Irish counterparts at McDiarmid Park, Perth in February, while the national under-20 side will do battle with their French and English equivalents at Falkirk Stadium.

The A international, where Scotland will be coached by the Edinburgh/Glasgow combine of Andy Robinson and Sean Lineen, takes place at Perth on Friday 22 February with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Colin Reid, Scottish Rugby’s Community Marketing Manager, said: “It’s great that our RBS 6 Nations matches at Murrayfield have attracted capacity crowds. But there’s still an opportunity for Scotland supporters to sample international rugby.

“The A team is usually a compelling mix of experience and those desperate to make the step-up to the game’s biggest stage. The under-20s are very much the stars of the future and they have a huge season with their own World Cup in Wales in June.”

Stewart Duff, St Johnstone FC’s managing director, said: “McDiarmid Park has been the venue for numerous representative games and we are delighted that Scottish Rugby has chosen to stage the A international against Ireland at our ground."

Scotland under-20 face France under-20 on Friday 1 February and England under-20 on Friday 7 March, both with 7.30pm kick-offs at Falkirk Stadium.

Peter Eadie, chief executive of Falkirk Stadium, said: “Everyone at Falkirk Stadium again welcomes the Scotland under-20 team for their home Six Nations Championship matches.

“This will be the fourth consecutive season that the Scottish Rugby has brought international fixtures at this level to Falkirk and the stadium has proven to be an ideal venue for players and visitors alike from home and abroad.

“We hope that Scotland supporters and those backing their opponents from France and England come along and enjoy the Falkirk atmosphere and hospitality.”

Admission to all three matches is frozen at last year’s price levels: £10 for adults and £5 for children, students and OAPs. Tickets are available from Thursday 24 January from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

The Ticket Centre is open from 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays. The credit card line is in operation at the same times on 0131 346 5100; or you can log on through this website
www.scottishrugby.org

Scottish Rugby is grateful for the financial support from Perth & Kinross Council and Falkirk Council in staging these games.