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How to watch the U20 World Championship that kicks off today

BY Grant Constable  ·  Wednesday May 30, 2018

The World Rugby U20 Championship kicks off in France shortly and fans around the world will be able to watch the action via a number of international broadcasters and official online streams (subject to geo-blocking in some territories). Full details below.

Being the premiere international junior rugby tournament, since it’s inception in 2008 more than 570 players have graduated to achieve full Test status.

Champions New Zealand begin their title defence against Japan, with the 2017 runners-up England taking on Argentina in the opening the fixture in Narbonne.

Scotland and Italy provide the curtain raiser in Béziers before Australia meet Wales, while in Perpignan, South African open their campaign against Georgia ahead of Ireland taking on the hosts France.

There are six matches played today, with three in the early time slot and the other three later.

TOURNAMENT LAYOUT:

Match Day 1: Wednesday 30 May Kick-off: 18:30 local time/17:30 GMT+1

Match Day 2: Sunday 3 June Kick-off: 14:00 local time/13:00 GMT+1

Match Day 3: Thursday 7 June Kick-off: 18:30 local time/17:30 GMT+1

Match Day 4: Tuesday 12 June Kick-off: 14:00 local time/13:00 GMT+1

Match Day 5: Sunday 17 June Kick-off: 11:00 local time/10:00 GMT+1

TODAY’S FIXTURES:

18:30 (local):
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20
Scotland U20 v Italy U20
England U20 v Argentina U20

21:00 (local):
France U20 v Ireland U20
Australia U20 v Wales U20
New Zealand U20 v Japan U20

HOW TO WATCH:

All countries have complicated broadcast setups so when unsure, check your local TV listings or stream online below (where available). You can read all the details here.

If your country is not listed, then you are probably in a free streaming zone, so can watch online.

WATCH BELOW IF AVAILABLE:

South Africa U20 v Georgia U20

Scotland U20 v Italy U20

England U20 v Argentina U20

France U20 v Ireland U20

Australia U20 v Wales U20

New Zealand U20 v Japan U20

credit: world rugby

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