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England Vs Ireland Under 20s In A Six Nations Double Header

A Six Nations rugby double-header is coming to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for the first time next year.


Book your ticket at to watch Grand slam champions England take on Ireland in The Six Nations Under 20s Championship on, March 16, (kick-off 8pm).

England’s women will also take to the field to take on Ireland women beforehand.

It’s the second time in as many years that the venue will have hosted a major rugby tournament, having hosted the Rugby League Four Nations back in November 2016.

Nick Eastwood, chief executive at the Ricoh Arena, said:

The Ricoh Arena has proven its ability to stage elite sporting events, particularly rugby, so we are thrilled to have been chosen to host a tournament showcasing some of the country’s best young male and female players. As it's the final round, there is also the exciting possibility that a trophy presentation could take place.

Women’s rugby is also going from strength-to-strength, helped by England’s recent journey to the World Cup final. We're pleased that sports fans in the local area will have the opportunity to watch the international women's and men's teams in action at the Ricoh Arena during this double-header.

The Six Nations tournament doesn’t just spell good news for the Ricoh Arena, it is also a major boost for Coventry’s City of Rugby project too, which is aiming to make the city a world leader at every level of the sport by 2023.

We’re hopeful that having the next generation of Elliot Dalys and Sarah Hunters performing on our doorstep will capture the imagination of parents and children alike, and inspire even more youngsters across the region to take up the sport.

Why not upgrade to a hospitality package for just £35 + vat pp

Hosted in the prestige Premier Lounge on Level 2, you will receive;

• Welcome drink on arrival

• Handmade award winning shortcrust pasty pie

• Exclusive seating on the Premier Lounge balcony – direct access from the suite

• A souvenir event programme

• Pre-match commentary

To book tickets or hospitality visit

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