2019 Six Nations Under 20s Championship

The 2019 Six Nations Under 20s Championship was the 12th series of the Six Nations Under 20s Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. France were the defending champions. Ireland won the tournament and a Grand Slam, after winning all five of their matches.[1]

Participants

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
 England[2] Sandy Park
Goldington Road
Franklin's Gardens
12,800
6,000
15,250
Exeter
Bedford
Northampton
Steve Bates Fraser Dingwell
 France[3] Stade de la Rabine
Stade du Hameau
9,500
18,000
Vannes
Pau
Sébastien Piqueronies Arthur Vincent
 Ireland[4] Irish Independent Park 8,008 Cork Noel McNamara David Hawkshaw
 Italy[5] Stadio Danilo Martelli
Stadio Centro d'Italia
Stadio Pozzi La Marmora
17,844
10,163
5,000
Mantua
Rieti
Biella
Alessandro Troncon Davide Ruggeri
 Scotland[6] Netherdale
Meggetland
4,000
3,000
Galashiels
Edinburgh
Carl Hogg Connor Boyle
 Wales[7] Eirias Stadium 6,080 Colwyn Bay Gareth Williams Dewi Lake

Final table

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points
Total
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against Tries Loss
1  Ireland 5 5 0 0 150 92 58 18 12 3 0 26
2  France 5 3 0 2 157 130 27 22 19 4 1 17
3  England 5 3 0 2 148 82 66 20 11 3 1 16
4  Wales 5 2 0 3 100 107 −7 12 15 1 1 10
5  Italy 5 1 0 4 99 168 −69 15 22 2 1 7
6  Scotland 5 1 0 4 88 163 −75 14 22 2 0 6
Source: [1]

Table ranking rules

  • Four match points are awarded for a win.
  • Two match points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus match point is awarded to a team that scores four or more tries in a match or loses a match by seven points or fewer. If a team scores four tries in a match and loses by seven points or fewer, they are awarded both bonus points.
  • Three bonus match points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (known as a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team always ranks over a team who won four matches in which they also were awarded four try bonus points and were also awarded two bonus points in the match that they lost.
  • Tie-breakers
    • If two or more teams are tied on match points, the team with the better points difference (points scored less points conceded) is ranked higher.
    • If the above tie-breaker fails to separate tied teams, the team that scored the higher number of total tries in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied for first place at the end of the championship after applying the above tiebreakers, the title is shared between them.

Fixtures

Week 1

1 February 2019
19:15
(1 BP)  Ireland 35–27  England
Try: Tierney-Martin (2) 30' c, 46' m
Penny 38' c
Foley 79' c
Con: Byrne (3/4) 32', 39', 80'
Pen: Byrne (3/4) 5', 35', 55'
Report[8] Try: Murley 10' c
Willis 14' c
Hodge 33' c
Con: Smith (3/3) 12', 16', 34'
Pen: Smith (1/1) 40'
Hardwick (1/1) 48'
Irish Independent Park, Cork
Attendance: 5,764
Referee: Ludovic Cayre (France)
1 February 2019
19:30
 Scotland 22–32  Italy (1 BP)
Try: Boyle 43' c
Jupp 48' c
McLean 71' m
Con: Thompson (2/3) 44', 49'
Pen: Thompson (1/1) 38'
Report[9] Try: Nocera 23' m
Taddia 58' c
Mori 64' c
Trulla 79' c
Con: Garbisi (3/4) 59', 65', 80'
Pen: Garbisi (2/2) 12', 26'
Netherdale, Galashiels
Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
3 February 2019
14:00
(1 BP)  France 32–10  Wales
Try: Zegueur 25' c
Lebel 39' c
Geraci 48' m
Pinto 80' c
Con: Carbonel (3/4) 26', 40', 80'+1
Pen: Carbonel (2/2) 10', 59'
Report[10] Try: Roberts 20' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 21'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 31'
Stade de la Rabine, Vannes
Attendance: 7,139
Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)

Week 2

8 February 2019
19:30
 Scotland 5–24  Ireland
Try: Boyle 71' m
Report[11] Try: Tierney-Martin 21' c
Hodnett 60' c
Wren 80' c
Con: Byrne (3/3) 22', 61', 80'+1
Pen: Byrne (1/1) 6'
Netherdale, Galashiels
Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
9 February 2019
13:05
 England 31–19  France
Try: Sleightholme 3' m
Penalty try (2) 22', 54'
Willis 32' m
Adkins 39' c
Con: Smith (1/3) 40'
Report[12] Try: Joseph 26' m
Delbouis 36' c
Penalty try 74'
Con: Carbonel (1/2) 37'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
10 February 2019
14:00
 Italy 12–42  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Mba 60' m
Trulla 78' c
Con: Garbisi (1/2) 78'
Report[13] Try: Basham (3) 14' c, 20' c, 44' c
Scragg 38' c
Buckland 74' c
Davies 80' c
Con: Evans (4/4) 14', 20', 38', 44'
Costelow (2/2) 74', 80'
Stadio Danilo Martelli, Mantua
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

Week 3

22 February 2019
19:00
 Italy 14–34  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Nocera 73' c
Butturini 78' c
Con: Garbisi (2/2) 74', 79'
Report[14] Try: Casey (2) 10' c, 60' c
Penny 38' c
Hawkshaw 76' c
Con: Byrne (3/3) 11', 39', 61'
Healy (1/1) 77'
Pen: Byrne (2/2) 22', 44'
Stadio Centro d'Italia, Rieti
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
22 February 2019
19:05
 Wales 11–10  England (1 BP)
Try: Smith 80'+1 m
Pen: Evans (2/2) 57', 63'
Report[15] Try: Tuima 69' c
Con: Hodge (1/1) 70'
Pen: Wilkinson (1/2) 5'
Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
22 February 2019
21:00
(1 BP)  France 42–27  Scotland (1 BP)
Try: Pinto 5' c
Eglaine 13' c
Favre 26' c
Joseph (2) 53' c, 78' c
Moefana 62' c
Con: Smaili (6/6) 6', 14', 28', 54', 63', 79'
Report[16] Try: Blain (2) 31' m, 49' m
Thompson 33' m
McCallum 39' c
Fraser 66' m
Con: Thompson (1/5) 40'
Stade du Hameau, Pau
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)

Week 4

8 March 2019
19:15
 Ireland 31–29  France (2 BP)
Try: Wycherley (2) 13' c, 59' c
Reid 69' m
Con: Healy (2/3) 14', 60'
Pen: Healy (4/4) 4', 32', 46', 55'
Report[17] Try: Gros 15' c
Carbonel (2) 26' c, 64' m
Viallard 79' c
Con: Carbonel (3/4) 16', 27', 80'
Pen: Carbonel (1/1) 52'
Irish Independent Park, Cork
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)
8 March 2019
19:30
(1 BP)  Scotland 27–20  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Boyle 6' m
McCallum 15' c
McMichael 38' c
Blain 50' m
Con: Thompson (2/4) 16', 39'
Pen: Thompson (1/1) 48'
Report[18] Try: Griffiths 76' c
Costelow 80' c
Con: Costelow (1/1) 77'
Evans (1/1) 80'+1
Pen: Evans (2/2) 30', 35'
Meggetland, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,473
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
8 March 2019
19:45
(1 BP)  England 35–10  Italy
Try: Seabrook 5' c
Wilkinson 38' m
Fox 49' c
Sleightholme 57' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1) 6'
Hodge (2/2) 50', 58'
Pen: Hodge (2/2) 41', 51'
Vunipola (1/1) 67'
Report[19] Try: Mori 12' m
Peruzzo 36' m
Goldington Road, Bedford
Referee: Nikoloz Amashukeli (Georgia)

Week 5

15 March 2019
18:00
(2 BP)  Italy 31–35  France (1 BP)
Try: Trulla 5' m
Marinello (2) 55' m, 61' c
Mba (2) 71' c, 80'+6 c
Con: Garbisi (1/2) 62'
da Re (2/3) 71', 80'+7
Report[20] Try: Viallard 26' c
Lemardelet 37' c
Pinto 42' c
Dumortier 44' c
Moefana 69' c
Con: Smaili (5/5) 27', 38', 43', 45', 70'
Stadio Pozzi La Marmora, Biella
Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)
15 March 2019
19:05
 Wales 17–26  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Owen 11' c
Morgan 59' c
Con: Evans (2/2) 12', 60'
Pen: Evans (1/3) 30'
Report[21] Try: Wren 39' c
Tierney-Martin 47' c
Reilly 72' m
Clarkson 80' c
Con: Healy (2/2) 40', 48'
Flannery (1/2) 80'+1
Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)
15 March 2019
19:45
(1 BP)  England 45–7  Scotland
Try: de Glanville 11' c
Willis 40'+3 m
Hinkley 56' c
Redpath 65' c
Petch 70' c
Barbeary 76' m
Reed 80' c
Con: Vunipola (5/7) 12', 57', 66', 71', 80'+1
Report[22] Try: Anderson 7' c
Con: Thompson (1/1) 8'
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)

Player statistics

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