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Just look at all the brilliant international rugby that's coming up this weekend!

No wonder Richie’s so damn excited.

OH, YOU THOUGHT that the sight of trophies and talk of end-of-season meant rugby was over for the summer? Pfft! It’s just getting started.

On Monday, the Junior World Championship got under way in New Zealand. And that will give us a healthy dose of Friday rugby until the big boys get taped upat the beginning of the  international summer tours.

Here’s what you can expect to see (either on TV or by some internet voodoo magic) this weekend.

Friday

02.35 Scotland u20 v Samoa u20.

04.35 Argentina u20 v Italy u20

04.35 France u20 v Fiji u20

Ross Byrne kicks a conversion Source: James Crombie/INPHO

06.35 England u20 v Australia u20

06.35 Wales u20 v Ireland u20

08.35 New Zealand u20 v South Africa u20

Saturday

02.00: Samoa v Tonga, Pacific Nations Cup.

Aaron Smith, Ben Smith and Richie McCaw celebrate after Aaron Cruden kicked a late conversion to win the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

TBC: Fiji v Italy

08.35: New Zealand v England

11.00 Australia  v France

16.00: South Africa v World XV

19.40 Argentina v Ireland

Jonathan Sexton Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Sunday

02.00 Canada v Japan

03.00 US Eagles v Scotland

*All kick-offs Irish time.

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