It's taken a while, but the 2021 under-20 Six Nations is finally here. The condensed tournament will take place over the course of the next four weeks, with the Ireland team sponsored by PwC in action in the opening game. They get their campaign underway this weekend, and we have all the info you need on how to watch Ireland v Scotland in the U20 Six Nations.
When is Ireland v Scotland?
Ireland v Scotland kicks off at 2pm on Saturday June 19th.
Where is Ireland v Scotland taking place?
The entire U20 Six Nations will take place in Cardiff. Ireland v Scotland is the curtain raiser, and will take place behind closed doors at Cardiff Arms Park.
How to watch Ireland v Scotland?
RTÉ have the exclusive rights to the U20 Six Nations in Ireland. Due to the EUROs continuing on RTÉ 2, the game will be shown on RTÉ 1, with coverage starting at 1:40pm.
How are the two teams shaping up?
It's hard to say where both sides stand, given the 2020 tournament was met with an abrupt conclusion with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ireland had won three games from three before the tournament was suspended - they won the Grand Slam in their last full campaign, in 2019.
Some games were played in the autumn, but ongoing travel restrictions meant Scotland and Wales were the only teams to get to a full five games played. The Scots finished their campaign with two wins and a draw from their five games.
Who's playing for Ireland?
Head coach Richie Murphy has named a squad which has quite an amount of senior experience, with five of his squad having made their Pro14 debuts this season - including captain Alex Kendellen of Munster.
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Head Coach Richie Murphy has named his Ireland Match Day squad for Saturday's #U20SixNations opener against Scotland in Cardiff 🙌
Full details: https://t.co/Uhz1sqspZm#ShoulderToShoulder #IrishRugby #SCOvIRE pic.twitter.com/INxrYitwX6
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) June 18, 2021
Fingers crossed the Ireland team sponsored by PwC can replicate their 2019 and 2020 form in this year's U20 Six Nations.