Preview: Scotland U20 v England U20

Preview: Scotland U20 v England U20

Scotland U20 take on England U20 at DAM Health Stadium tonight on the opening weekend of the 2022 Under-20 Six Nations.

What the coach said

Head Coach Kenny Murray said: “The team are in a really good place after working hard over the last few months.

“I’m really happy with the squad we’ve been able to select, 11 players have played in an international match of this level before, so they know what to expect.

“It will be a really special night at the DAM Health Stadium on Friday as this group of players get to experience representing their country for the first time on home soil since all 2021 Under-20 Six Nations fixtures were held in Cardiff.

“A large crowd is expected so it should be a great atmosphere to open our campaign with.”

The teams

Match stats

  • Scotland U20 will be looking for their first win over England U20 since 2018 in their opening 2022 Under-20 Six Nations game. 
  • Of the Scotland U20 team that beat England in 2018, Ross Thompson, Marshall Skyes and Jamie Hodgson have gone on to win Scotland caps, with Kyle Rowe and Rory Darge in the current Scotland Guinness Six Nations squad.
  • The age-grade side returning to play in Scotland for the first time since February 2020 after last year's Under-20 Six Nations took place in Wales due to Covid restrictions.
  • There are 11 players named in the team who have previous Scotland U20 experience from their time in Cardiff last summer.
  • Half of the match-day squad are supported by the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy with nine players who train full-time with Edinburgh Rugby or Glasgow Warriors.
  • This will be the first Scotland U20 match played at Edinburgh Rugby’s DAM Health Stadium.

Where to watch and follow the game

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

Scotland U20 v England U20 kicks off at 8pm GMT and you can watch the game live on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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