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A host of international rugby matches to be shown on S4C

S4C will bring live coverage of international rugby matches featuring Wales' men's, women's and Under 18s' teams over the coming weeks.

The Clwb Rygbi Rhyngwladol cameras will be at Twickenham on Saturday, 12 March to see Warren Gatland's side take on England, as S4C brings live coverage of each of Wales' RBS Six Nations match this season.

The following day on Sunday, 13 March, the match between Wales Under 18s and England Under 18s will be shown live and exclusive on S4C from the Talbot Athletic Ground, in Aberavon, at 4.35pm, with kick off at 5pm (English commentary available). S4C will be back at the Talbot Athletic Ground a week later to see the conclusion of Wales' RBS Womens 6 Nations campaign as they go head-to-head with Italy on Sunday, 20 March. The game will be shown live as a web broadcast on s4c.cymru, with kick off at 2pm. With the victors of the men's match between England and Wales likely to win this year's RBS 6 Nations Championship, the presenter of S4C's Rygbi Pawb, is predicting a tight contest between the old enemies.

Owain, who was brought up in Porthmadog but now lives in Cardiff, said, "This match reminds me of last year's match in the Rugby World Cup, when Wales had to win to progress and the match between the two teams in the Millennium Stadium, back in 2013. Twickenham will hold no fear for the Wales players though, considering their good recent record, but it will be a tough match." Owain is also part of S4C's presentation team for the Under 18s match, and he believes the impressive recent performances of the Wales Under 20s team will provide inspiration for the Under 18s players when they take on England. "A lot of the players selected for Wales Under 18s will go on to represent the Under 20s team, and even the first team, in years to come," added Owain. "Seeing the likes of Billy McBryde, Leon Brown, Rhun Williams and others make the jump from under 18s to under 20s, makes you realise how close these talented player are to making a name for themselves, and that's a huge incentive for the current players in the Under 18 squad." Although the Gnoll in Neath has been Wales Womens' home throughout this year's RBS Six Nations campaign so far, the venue for their final home match has been switched to Aberavon for logistical reasons. WRU National Women's Manager Caroline Spanton said, "After two wins at Neath we are looking to complete ‎the final home game with a win over Italy. We are looking forward to playing at Aberavon where the girls were made very welcome two years ago. "After qualifying for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, it would be fantastic to end our Six Nations with a big home crowd and give them something to cheer, but we are not underestimating the Italians in any way. We are grateful to our broadcast partner S4C for streaming the game live on their website and we hope we can bring our Six Nations campaign to a fitting finale."

Clwb Rygbi Rhyngwladol: Lloegr v Cymru Saturday 12 March 3.15pm, kick off 4pm, S4C A BBC Wales production

Rygbi Pawb: Cymru Dan 18 v Lloegr Dan 18 English commentary and subtitles available Sunday 13 March 4.35pm, kick off 5pm, S4C

A SMS production for S4C Rugby: RBS Womens 6 Nations: Wales v Italy Sunday, 20 March, kick off at 2pm, live on s4c.cymru A SMS production for S4C
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