The Under-20 Championship kicks off on 3 February 2023 with a first round match on Friday night pitting Scotland against England.
Scotland host Wales in the second round on Friday 10 February before traveling to France for the third round on Friday 24 February.
The young Scots round off their championship campaign with two home games against Ireland on Friday 10 March in the fourth round. They will then host the first of three games when they host Italy in the finals of the league on Sunday 19 March.
As with the previous league, rugby fans can follow every single U20 game in each host market. In the UK, BBC and S4C will cover the championship, in France L’Equipe will show every match, RTE and Virgin Media will cover Ireland and Sky Italia will continue its support of Six Nations Rugby in Italy.
This level of extensive broadcast coverage helped increase average live viewership by over 180% year-over-year across the six core markets.
The growing popularity of the U20 Six Nations received an extra boost this summer when Six Nations Rugby partnered with World Rugby to stage an U20 Summer Series, staged in Italy.
All six nations as well as Georgia and South Africa took part in the Summer Series. Providing the next generation of rugby stars with a valuable opportunity to compete at the highest level reinforces an ongoing commitment to support the path for the development of future rugby talent. This commitment is shared by the numerous broadcast partners of the upcoming U20 Six Nations; All strive to provide teams and players with the best possible platform to showcase their talent while delighting audiences.
Commenting on the 2023 U20 Six Nations fixtures, Julie Paterson, Rugby Director at Six Nations Rugby said:
“The U20 Path is a fundamental element of our strategy to support the development of rugby, its teams, players, coaches and match officials. The championship provides a platform for some really exciting talent to play at the highest level. With the support of our broadcasters and partners, there’s a way for fans to follow the teams’ and players’ journeys and see the next generation of stars come through.
The annual growth of the U20 Championship as well as the Summer Series shows that this area of the game is becoming increasingly popular. The games planned for 2023 should build on that and give the tournament a real competitive advantage and provide a real performance-based lead into the World Junior Championships, which are set to restart in 2023. Hopefully more fans will enjoy what they want, another unmissable U20 Six Nations.”
2023 U20 Six Nations Matches (GMT time)
Friday February 3rd
Wales vs Ireland, 7pm
England vs Scotland, 7pm
Italy vs France, 8 p.m
Friday February 10th
England vs Italy, 7pm
Scotland v Wales, 7.15pm
Ireland vs France, 8 p.m
Friday February 24th
Italy vs Ireland, 7:15 p.m
Wales v England, 7.15pm
France v Scotland, 8pm
Friday March 10th
Scotland v Ireland, 7.15pm
England vs France, 8 p.m
Sunday March 19th
Scotland v Italy, 2pm
Ireland vs England, 5pm
France vs Wales, 8pm