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It is England v Ireland all day at the Gardens on Saturday

Saints Academy prop Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi lines up against Italy last season © www.atsportphoto.com

Club News It is England v Ireland all day at the Gardens on Saturday

The Six Nations resumes this weekend, and you can enjoy a full day of Anglo-Irish action right here at Franklin's Gardens!

For the second year running the Gardens plays host to England's exciting next generation of talent as the Under-20s take on Ireland at 6:15pm.

Last year Jack Nowell - who is now in the full England squad - scored twice in the Under-20s' comprehensive win over Italy in front of over 8,000 supporters. That win helped England to the Under-20 Six Nations title and set them on the path to becoming Junior World Champions in June.

2014 has seen England lose narrowly in France before overwhelming Scotland, with both matches being played away. So Saturday's game is a perfect opportunity to take the momentum from the win over the Scots into what will be a stiff challenge against Ireland.

There is also a good chance that supporters will be cheering on some of their own, with Tom Collins, Sam Olver, Howard Packman, Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi and Tom Stephenson all in the England Under-20 Six Nations squad.

"We must win or we can wave our chance of winning the Six Nations again goodbye," England Under-20 captain Callum Braley told The Rugby Paper this weekend. "Ireland are in the same position having beaten Scotland while losing to Wales, so it is going to be a cracker at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday."

Before the Under-20s face off there is the small matter of England's senior team taking on Ireland at Twickenham, a game which will be shown live on the TVs in the Gardens bars from 4pm.

Tickets for England Under-20 versus Ireland are on general sale now, with prices starting at £5. Book online now by CLICKING HERE and following the straightforward instructions, and by using Print@Home you will save yourself the admin fees and beat the match day queues!

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