Over 10,000 tickets sold for England U20 v France U20 at The Rec!

9 March 2023

Over 10,000 tickets have been sold for England Under-20s’ match against France Under-20s at The Rec on Friday night (kick-off 20:00)!

It is the first ever Under-20s international hosted by Bath Rugby and is set to be the biggest crowd of any home nations fixture in the U20 Six Nations this year. 

The appetite for the fixture has been strong with England aiming for their 10th title and fifth Grand Slam. Alan Dickens’ side secured bonus point victories in each of their opening three matches against Scotland, Italy and Wales which have taken them to the top of the Championship table, one point ahead of holders Ireland, who are also chasing the Grand Slam.

They face arguably their toughest challenge yet in their quest for the Grand Slam, as they welcome France to The Rec with Bath Academy’s Sam Harris set to be involved.

The versatile 19-year-old has featured at full-back in Rounds 1-3, collecting 30 points including a stunning try against Italy.

Harris and England come up against a France team full of talent who are looking to spoil the English party and keep their hopes of a title-winning campaign alive.

Whether you are supporting England, France or if you’re neutral, it will be an occasion to remember!

There are still tickets left priced at £15 for adults, £10 for young adults (17-25) and £5 for juniors. The West Stand Ticket Office, located on the riverside, will be open from 10:00 on the day of the match.



In person at the West Stand Ticket Office from 10:00 on Friday 10 March


What can you expect from your trip to The Rec?

Our Six Nations Reccy has you covered with food and beverage options and entertainment details such as a post-match silent disco!



England U20: 15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby), 14 Tobias Elliott (Saracens), 13 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears), 12 Rekeiti Ma'asi-White (Sale Sharks), 11 Josh Hathaway (Gloucester), 10 Monty Bradbury (London Irish), 9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens); 1 Archie McArthur (Gloucester), 2 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Gloucester), 3 Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers), 4 Rob Carmichael (Leicester Tigers), 5 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers), 6 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers), 7 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks), 8Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)

Replacements: 16 Calum Scott (London Irish), 17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks), 18 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish), 19 Harry Browne (Harlequins), 20 Joshua Manz (Leicester Tigers), 21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks), 22 Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins), 23 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)

France U20: 15 Mathis Ferte (Brive), 14 Louis Bielle-Biarrey (Bordeaux Begles), 13 Nicolas Depoortere (Bordeaux Begles), 12 Emilien Gailleton (Section Paloise), 11 Leo Drouet (Provence Rugby), 10 Hugo Reus (Stade Rochelais), 9 Baptiste Jauneau (Clermont Auvergne); 1 Louis Penverne (Stade Rochelais), 2 Pierre Jouvin (Agen), 3 Zaccharie Affane (Bordeaux Begles), 4 Lenni Nouchi (Montpellier), 5 Posolo Tuilagi (Perpignan), 6 Oscar Jegou (Stade Rochelais), 7 Esteban Capilla (Bayonne), 8 Marko Gazzotti (Grenoble)

Replacements: 16 Thomas Lacombre (Toulouse), 17 Luca Tabarot (Montpellier), 18 Lino Julien (Racing 92), 19 Cyriac Guilly (Clermont Auvergne), 20 Brent Liufau (Section Paloise), 21 Mathis Castro Ferreira (Toulouse), 22 Leo Carbonneau (Brive), 23 Paul Costes (Toulouse)


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