Scotland’s World Rugby U20 Trophy matches to be shown on BBC ALBA and BBC iPlayer

Kenny Murray's side must win tournament to earn promotion back into the top tier Championship next year

Scotland's World Rugby U20 Trophy campaign will be available live inside the UK on the BBC. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Scotland's World Rugby U20 Trophy campaign will be available live inside the UK on the BBC. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

SCOTLAND’s World Rugby U20 Trophy matches will be shown live and free-to-air on BBC ALBA and BBC iPlayer in the UK next month. The tournament is being played at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh

Kenny Murray‘s side have been drawn in Pool A alongside Samoa, Hong Kong China and Japan, and if they manage to come top of that table following a round-robin series of matches then they will play the winner of Pool B – consisting of Kenya, Netherlands, Uruguay and the USA – in a one-off match to earn promotion back into the top tier World Rugby U20 Championship next year.

Scotland were relegated out of the Championship in 2019 following a 34-59 loss to Fiji in the 11th/12th place play-off. The Trophy did not go ahead in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to Covid, and when it returned last year the Scots missed out on promotion after a shock 26-37 defeat to Uruguay in their final pool match.


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All other matches throughout the tournament will be available to watch live on RugbyPass TV.

Scotland U20 World Rugby U20 Trophy matches –

  • Tuesday 2 July: Scotland U20 v Samoa U20 (kick off 5.15pm – live on BBC ALBA)
  • Sunday 7 July: Scotland U20 v Hong Kong China U20 (kick off 2.30pm – live on BBC ALBA
  • Friday 12 July: Scotland U20 v Japan U20 (kick off 7.45pm – live on BBC ALBA)
  • Wednesday 17 July: Scotland U20 v TBC (kick off TBC – live on BBC ALBA)

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. I wonder if a deal cannot be hammered out to secure free to air URC matches on BBC Alba once again, (as they are in Ireland and Wales), harnessing the impetus created by Glasgows amazing achievement’s, to attract the interest of the broadest cohort of kids across Scotland.

  2. Good to have this Trophy tournament on FTA tv.

    Tier 2 competition, albeit with some potentially difficult opponents. Nevertheless, important for the future of the Scottish game that our lads win the damned thing thereby qualifying for WR’s top-level U-20’s Championship next year.

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