The fixtures for the 2019 U20 and Women’s Six Nations have been announced.
Ireland v England will be the highlight fixture on the opening weekends for both teams as the respective campaigns kick off on Friday 1st February.
The U20 Championship will open with the meeting of Ireland and England at Irish Independent Park in Cork, shortly before Scotland face Italy at Gala RFC on the same evening.
France, the reigning World and Six Nations Under-20s champions, will begin their title defence against Wales in Vannes on Sunday, February 3.
The Women’s Championship will begin on Friday 1 February with the meeting of Ireland and England in a 5 pm kick-off at Energia Park in Dublin.
The second match will see Scotland face Italy in Glasgow, also on Friday, while Champions France will get their 2019 campaign underway in a Saturday-evening clash with Wales in Montpellier.