Preview: Ireland U20 v Scotland U20

Preview: Ireland U20 v Scotland U20

Scotland U20 take on Ireland U20 at Musgrave Park tonight in their final fixture of the 2022 Under-20 Six Nations.

What the coach said

Head Coach Kenny Murray said: “Ireland are undefeated so far in this campaign, they’re going for the Grand Slam so we know they will be a challenge for us.

“We’ve made only one change to the starting team who travelled to Italy, although the final score didn’t reflect it, there were some positives to take from our performance against them.

“It’s been a long campaign for our players who have worked hard throughout. If we convert our chances into points we can end the tournament on a high.”

The teams

Match stats

  • The young Scotland side will be looking for their first win over Ireland since the 2018 World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
  • Of the Scotland U20 side that lost to Ireland in the 2020 Under-20 Six Nations, three players have gone on to earn a spot in this year’s Scotland 2022 Guinness Six Nations squad (Ollie Smith, Ewan Ashman and Rory Darge). 
  • There are 5 players named in the team who played against Italy U20 last year.
  • More than half of the starting team are supported by the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy.

Where to watch and follow the game

Join us on Sunday in the Scottish Rugby Match Centre for exclusive insight, match stats and live text commentary from Musgrave Park.

As always we'll bring you the big moments as they happen, along with the latest from inside the Scotland camp.

Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 kicks off at 5pm GMT and you can watch the game live on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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