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Here are the 2018 Six Nations fixtures for the Ireland Women and U20 teams

Both sides will finish off with games against England on St Patrick’s Day weekend.

THE IRELAND WOMEN and U20 sides have discovered the programme of games that awaits them in the Six Nations next spring with the official fixture lists released today.

Ireland team huddle after the game Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The Irish Women’s team will start out on Saturday 3 February with a trip to Toulouse to face France before they concluded with an away game in Coventry on St Patrick’s Day weekend against England.

In between Ireland have three Sunday afternoon home ties in Donnybrook against Italy, Wales and Scotland.

Ireland last claimed the Six Nations title in 2015 with their only defeat in this year’s competition coming at the hands of England on St Patrick’s Day on a 34-7 scoreline.

Jenny Murphy on the attack with Larissa Muldoon in support Ireland's Jenny Murphy on the attack against England last year. Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

The Ireland U20 side will commence their 2018 campaign away to France in Brive on 2 February before three homes matches against Italy, Wales and Scotland on Friday nights in Donnybrook.

Their last fixture away to England will also take place in the Ricoh Arena as part of a double header on Friday 16 March.

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Ireland last won the U20 championship in 2010 and this year after winning their opening three games, lost out to Wales and England.

Fineen Wycherley celebrates after his sides scored the first try Fineen Wycherley celebrates Ireland's try for England last March. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Here’s the full list of fixtures for both sides:

Ireland Women’s

  • 3 February: v France, Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse, 8pm
  • 11 February: v Italy, Donnybrook, 1pm
  • 25 February: v Wales, Donnybrook, 3pm
  • 11 March: v Scotland, Donnybrook, 1pm
  • 16 March: v England, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 5.30pm

Ireland U20

  • 2 February: v France, Stade Amédée Domenech, Brive, 8pm
  • 9 February: v Italy, Donnybrook, 7.15pm
  • 23 February: v Wales, Donnybrook, 7.15pm
  • 9 March: v Scotland, Donnybrook, 7.15pm
  • 16 March: v England, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 8pm

The full programme of fixtures can be viewed here.

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