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England v Scotland at Brickfields


By Frank Stormont & RFU
October 5 2012

England Under 20 will kick off the defence of their Six Nations trophy against Scotland on Friday, February 1 at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields Stadium, a game Head Coach Rob Hunter has called a “great opportunity”.

 

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD, kick off 5.45pm, and will be the first of three Under 20 matches to be hosted around the country, the other two venues are still to be confirmed.

Albion have been working on bringing the fixture to Plymouth for the past 7 months and are expecting a gate size of over 5,000. As a supporter it will be great to see Brickfields full and the noise that will give England the home bonus they deserve.

England won both the 2011 and 2012 tournaments and will be aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive title, kicking off with a repeat of last year’s opening fixture. Scotland went down 59-3 against a strong England side last season but Hunter says that his squad won’t be thinking back to 12 months ago.

“It’s a new season and a new group of players,” he said. “Scotland squads are always well organised coming into the championship and we’ll treat them with the respect they deserve. The competition gets tougher every year. It’s great to be able to have the game in Plymouth, a fair chunk of our squad come from the south west so it’s fantastic for those guys, rugby supporters are passionate down there and it’s a great opportunity for us to play in front them”

With a dual registration agreement in place between Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion for the 2012/13 season, fly half Henry Slade, prop Luke Cowan-Dickie and wing Jack Arnott are current regulars in the Albion first team and are excited to play at their adopted home.

Slade said: “It’s great for us to have such a prestigious game down here in Plymouth, it will make us feel right at home playing in front of such a receptive crowd.  It will be so much easier for our friends and family to be here to support us and there could be five players from Devon if the guys currently on loan at Pirates [Jack Nowell and Sam Hill] are also selected.” 

Cowan-Dickie added: “It’s awesome, it’s a massive honour to play at a local club. Living in the south west usually means a great deal of travel when we are involved in internationals so this time it’s much more likely we’ll have family and friends here to watch.  That’s great as it’s always special playing for the Under 20s.”

Plymouth’s Acting CEO Debbie Fisher said: “To be successful in our bid to host one of next year’s U20’s Internationals is fantastic news for Plymouth Albion and the local community. The game will be a huge boost for professional rugby in the region and will have the added attraction of several local players appearing for their country in their own county.”

Dr Graham Stirling, Chairman of Albion agreed, and added: "We are delighted for all rugby followers in our region to have successfully bid for this prestigious England U20's international game against Scotland. It makes it all the more interesting having Slade, Cowan-Dickie and Arnott, our Exeter Chiefs dual registered players in the squad plus Hill and Nowell who are dual registered with the Cornish Pirates. It has all the makings of a fantastic evening at the start of the Six Nations Championship" 

Ticket prices for Ground entry to the match will be competitive at £12 for Adult entry with concessions for Seniors, Students and Under 18’s at £9.  Children under 12 will have free entry to the Ground.  A separate pricing structure will be published for entry to the seated Grandstand and Covered Redrow stand.

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05/10/2012 12:46
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2013:02:02:12:43:59 by Igwok.

 
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Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
noibla (IP Logged)
05/10/2012 13:02
Great news will be a fantastic evening for all.

(Sm60)

Semper Sersum.

 
RugbYank
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
RugbYank (IP Logged)
05/10/2012 13:20
Good news. Can't wait.

North Stand???

 
jeff arn
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
jeff arn (IP Logged)
05/10/2012 13:30
Great news can only be good for Albion will get a lot of NON regulars in and lets hope a few are impressed by the ground to keep on coming.

With under 12s in for free should attract a few families which has to be good.

 
ianbol
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
ianbol (IP Logged)
05/10/2012 18:29
Great news for Albion and the albion lads up for selection.

Also very well priced.

COME ON SCOTLAND.

 
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Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
noibla (IP Logged)
05/10/2012 18:53
You'd better fill your sporron to the brim with coins of the realm then laddie, there's a surcharge on JOCKS you know and the beer's on you.

Semper Sersum.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
Albi-Quin (IP Logged)
06/10/2012 05:38
And it's an early start so little beasties can come and watch.

"How many more times,Ref?"

 
Barzillai Beckerleg Bennetts
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
06/10/2012 09:47
5ooo plus attendance if and only if the Scoreboardend is re-opened.

 
hills18
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
hills22 (IP Logged)
06/10/2012 09:55
Good fixture for the club to have



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hills18
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
hills22 (IP Logged)
07/10/2012 18:26
Does anyone else think that there is the potential of a bigger gate with a later kick off?

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
07/10/2012 21:54
With Sky in attendance and the RFU doubtless wanting a heavy community/family attendance, I would say that sadly, this is one that the traditional fan/Brickfields regular is going to have to like or lump.

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
11/01/2013 00:00
Popped into Ticketing Central at the club yesterday to get my tickets (Fri 01 Feb - it's only 3 weeks away!).

According to Jade, the Eric is selling well and is on the way to being full. Redrow too, is going steadily. (Presumably as on other occasions when the cameras have been in attendance, capacity will be reduced...? Or another Briz, Pirates style downpour?) Also, advance discounts are available, but no 6 packs.

Don't forget the KO is: 17.45

Tel: 01752 569802 or

PARFC U20 Tickets

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
11/01/2013 10:46
Henry, Jack and Luke make the squad:

thisisplymouth

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

 
arfur
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
SJP (IP Logged)
11/01/2013 15:54
Quote:
noibla
Great news will be a fantastic evening for all.
(Sm60)

Not for ianbol it won't, England by 20 pts. (Sm109)

EDF Trophy Winners 2007
B & I Cup Winners 2010

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
noibla (IP Logged)
11/01/2013 19:40
I haven't had the heart to mention anything Sancreed. I'll save it untill the last opportunity so as to not give him sleepless nights, poor thing.

(Sm157)

Semper Sersum.

 
ianbol
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
ianbol (IP Logged)
11/01/2013 23:32
Watch it you guys.

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
29/01/2013 08:17
Jack Arnott to start on Friday?

thisisplymouth

Did I mention that it's an early KO (17.45)?

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
31/01/2013 08:48
Henry Slade on playing for his country at home:

thisisplymouth

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

 
stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
01/02/2013 08:41
Final preview:

thisisplymouth

Plus the weather forecast:

bbc.co.uk

Hoping for a great night and turn-out to kick-off the 6 Nations!

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!



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stonehousealbion
Re: England v Scotland at Brickfields
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
01/02/2013 21:49
FT score from the U20 international:

England 15 - 6 Scotland

MoM - Henry Slade.

Gate (est.) - 5 000.

England definitely the better team. Scotland conceded many pens and 2 yellows.

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

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