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Italy U20s will face their French counterparts at the Stadio Santa Rosa, Capoterra in Cagliari on Friday in Round 4, still seeking a their first win of the 2017 Six Nations tournament. The Italian youngsters have already played two home fixtures in 2017, going down to the reigning Champions Wales 5-27 and then narrowly to Ireland by 26-27. In Round 3, they travelled to face table topping England, and were well and truly put in their place by 0-46. The one point loss to Ireland in Round 2 has provided Italy Under 20s with their only point to date, which leaves them at the foot of the table, trailing Scotland, who they play away in their final fixture, by a solitary point.
France themselves have had a disappointing campaign, that was undermined right from their opening fixture, when they were despatched by a rampant England in Exeter by 59-17. They did recover to pick up a try scoring bonus point victory against Scotland by 36-8 in Grenoble. But their hopes of somehow snatching the title were dashed in Ireland last time out, when they slipped to a second defeat. Ireland winning by 27-22. France Under 20s are now in fourth position in the table with six points to their credit, which leaves them nine adrift of the leaders England, with just two games remaining.
Posted: 13th March 2015
After three rounds of fixtures, the Six Nations U20s Championship is wide open, with five of the competing nations still holding hopes of taking the title. Only bottom of the table Italy, who have lost all three fixtures to date, are out of contention. On Friday the Italians host the 2014 Champions France Under 20s, at the Stadio Mario e Romolo Pacifici. Les Bluets who started the season in impressive form and looked a good bet to retain their title and possibly to repeat last season's Grand Slam, with a 47-6 win, slipped up in their second match, when they travelled to Ireland and went down by 20-37. However, they got their challenge back on the rails with an emphatic 27-5 win against Wales at Stade Jules Ribert.
The Italians have had a miserable campaign, and will have limited expectations going into Friday's fixture. Having lost 15-47 at home to Ireland in Round 1, they have lost successive games to Italy Under 20s and Scotland and failed to register a single point, while conceding over 100 points. France are currently second behind England on points difference, but with four sides grouped together on four points, there's all to play for with two rounds of fixtures remaining.
Posted: 1st Feb 2013
Friday, February 1st, Italy and France Under 20s face off in the Six Nations Under 20s at 19:00 local time and one hour earlier GMT. These two teams have very temporary positions on the table right now, because the Under 20 Six Nations, and the regular Six Nations, hasn’t played a single match yet. These teams have no points and we can only look at the table for last year to see where everyone ended up. Italy Under 20s was the very bottom team on the table. They did not win a single game out of the five that they played, and had no points.
As for France, they were one of three teams that ended up with eight points and were tied for the top spot, even though it really went to England. All three teams, England, France and Ireland had four wins out of five played.
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