We're at a crucial stage of the U20 Six Nations now, and Ireland's third game couldn't be any bigger. It's the old enemy of England this week, and all eyes will be on the game - so we've compiled all the info you need on how to watch Ireland v England in the U20 Six Nations.
When is Ireland v England?
Ireland face England at 8pm on Thursday July 1st.
Where is Ireland v England taking place?
Just like every other game in this year's under-20 Six Nations, Ireland will face England in Cardiff. The game will take place at Cardiff Arms Park behind closed doors.
How to watch Ireland v England U20s?
RTÉ have the exclusive rights to the U20 Six Nations in Ireland. They've decided to put this game on RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now, with coverage starting at 7:50pm.
The two remaining unbeaten teams in the #U20SixNations go head to head on Thursday. Watch #IREvENG live on @RTEPlayer and the @RTENews channel from 7.50pm and follow our live tracker with RTÉ Sport online. @IrishRugby pic.twitter.com/l8l6HHQ8P0
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) June 30, 2021
How are the two teams shaping up?
It's a crunch game at the top of the table with Ireland tied on 10 points at the top of the table with England.
Ireland have a much stronger points difference, so they sit in 1st place. A win over England would be decisive in Ireland's hopes of claiming another title to add to their 2019 Grand Slam.
Who's playing for Ireland?
Coach Richie Murphy has made two changes to the team that comfortably beat Wales in their last game.
📋 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 🟢
Head Coach Richie Murphy has named his Ireland U20s Match Day squad, sponsored by @PwCIreland, to face England in the #U20SixNations on Thursday 🙌
Full details: https://t.co/STDyiUqOxJ#ShoulderToShoulder #IREvENG pic.twitter.com/wtziaXEJtL
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) June 30, 2021
Both props have been swapped out, with loosehead Jack Boyle and tighthead Mark Donnelly dropping to the bench for Temi Lasisi and Sam Illo respectively. Illo was on the scoresheet in round one, scoring one of Ireland's six tries against Scotland.
The game against England will comfortably be Ireland's toughest test yet in the U20 Six Nations, but if they come through, hopes will be high that the Six Nations crown is coming back to Ireland once more.