Following the postponement of the Six Nations under 20s match between France and Italy on Friday, due to a frozen pitch at Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin, a new date has been announced. The match will now be played on Saturday 18 February 2012, also at Stade Pierre Rajon, Bourgoin, with kick off at either 15:00 or 16:00 (to be confirmed).
The Women's Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales, abandoned at half time on Friday because of a freezing pitch at Ashbourne, Co Meath, will be replayed at a date to be agreed by both Unions.
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As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.