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Franklin’s Gardens to host Junior World Champions in 2014 Six Nations

Tom Stephenson says that a big crowd will be a spur to England U20 © Getty Images

Rugby News, Club News Franklin’s Gardens to host Junior World Champions in 2014 Six Nations

Northampton Saints has announced that England Under-20 will be returning to Franklin’s Gardens during the 2014 Six Nations.

Nearly 8,000 supporters flocked to Franklin’s Gardens last March to support England as they beat Italy 52-7 en route to the 2013 Six Nations title, and it is hoped that with the game being confirmed for a Saturday evening an even larger crowd will get behind the hosts.

This time England will take on Ireland on Saturday, February 22nd, with the game kicking off at 6:15pm.

Saints centre Tom Stephenson scored one of the six tries against Italy, and was also a part of the squad which lifted the IRB Junior World Championships trophy in June. Although the game against Ireland is over two months away he’s already looking forward to the occasion.

“I’m really excited that it’s been announced that we’ll be playing here against Ireland,” he commented. “Last year was a great experience, and hopefully we can repeat that this year.

“Last year’s team was a good group of lads, and this year we’ve got the pressure to try and match what we did last season. But we’re looking forward to it.

“It was a great effort to get so many people to Franklin’s Gardens last season. If we can match it that will be great, but to get even more people would be fantastic!”

Tickets for England Under-20 versus Ireland Under-20 are now on sale to Saints Season Ticket Holders, who can take advantage of a priority booking period to save money on general admission tickets in all areas (£12 adults, £7 juniors).

This priority booking period ends on Monday, December 16th, when tickets will go on general sale at the following prices:
Seating Blocks C, D, E, V, W - £15 adults, £10 juniors
All other areas - £12 adults, £7 juniors

To book online 24/7 just CLICK HERE and log into your online account, where you can Print@Home to beat the queues and save on the admin fees! Ticket prices increase by £1 on match day.

Family offers and group discounts are also available by emailing dalelove@northamptonsaints.co.uk

The full interview with Tom Stephenson will be available in this week’s podcast, available to download or stream on all devices for FREE bu CLICKING HERE

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