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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

England U20s play France tomorrow (and Scotland U20s are playing as well... but don't want to tell anyone!)

Back in January it slipped out that a proposed four-nation U20 tournament, to be played this week, had to be cancelled when Scotland and Wales pulled out. It seemed that, to save money, neither nation was running an U20 team this year. Certainly you will find no mention of women's U20 squads or fixtures on either website.

But Scotland, at least, DO have an U20 team - and they will be playing this week. And in England as well- but not at Moulton College, where England and France will play a two "test" series in place of the four-nation competition. Instead of facing England, France (and maybe Wales) Scotland will, instead, be playing the Hartpury College XV in a game that is almost a secret - no mention on either the SRU or Hartpury websites (though there may be nothing odd about this, in all honesty - the SRU are not that good at publishing information about the activities of their women's teams).

Meanwhile England U20s will attempt to put behind them the 50-0 humiliation they suffered in Paris last month - and they mean business. Pretty much all of their best U20s have been called up for this - even those, such as Hannah Gallagher, who have been playing with the elite team in the Six Nations. So whatever the result will be tomorrow, it won't be 50-0. Not to France anyway...


  1. Anonymous10:50 AM

    you will need to wait until the saturday fixture for all the big guns to be playing. they are playing a less strong team (both france and england) on wednesday with england captain and vc not even on the bench. we will see what happens!

  2. Anonymous3:27 PM

    awkward moment when you have to ask france to play a weaker side.

  3. And then have to hope they keep their word?

  4. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Reason why scotland u20 wont play eng u20 as england said they would field a weaker side in the 77-0 bashing. and didnt.

    Why cant they just play rugby and find the best team and not have all this secret hidden agreements?

  5. What's Wales' excuse - being as they have beaten England on several occasions?

    But isn't that also typical of RFUW? Go for the short-term glory of a win over long-term development? Why not call it the U20 "B" team, if England were so scared of a surprise defeat?

  6. Anonymous4:59 PM

    headlines will be england show great improvement.... when it should be england lose again, worse run in years.

    When was the last time england lost two games on the bounce?


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