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Re: U20s V France
Posted by: Irish_Shark
Date: 10/02/2019 16:06
Looks like it still is Saxons. I can't find confirmation for 2019, but was Saxons for 2018. So far as I can tell Saxons haven't fulfilled a fixture since South Africa 2016. The union nominates their Next Senior Representative team, and can change it once per 12 months. Not sure if the nominated team actually has to play fixtures.

That south African tour didn't even count since the springbok 'A' team isn't their 2nd team.
I don't think the opposition matters.
The discussion was on whether an u20s game tied you to a nationality. Playing for the Saxons does count but only if they play against another team that is the next representative side for that nation. Which is why Mike Haley is still eligible for Ireland despite playing for the Saxons against the springboks 'A' team in 2016.

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