The U20 Rugby World Trophy is on its way to Scotland with the Hive set to host the tournament in July. 

The tournament will be played over four match days from July 2 to July 17 as Scotland look to win it and return to the U20 World Rugby Championship for the first time since being relegated to the second tier in 2018 and having suffered defeat to Uruguay at the semi-final stage last summer in a disappointing loss. 

Kenny Murray's side will face Japan, Hong Kong China and either Samoa or Tonga. The latter pair play in the Oceania play-off in New Zealand in March to decide who will qualify for the tournament while two other spots are also up for grabs. 

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Japan were relegated from the Championship last summer and will be hoping for a quick fire return. The other pool will see the Netherlands and Uruguay involved alongside the African and North American representatives. 

Canada and USA will face off for their spot in a play-off while Africa will be represented by the winners of the U20 Barthes Trophy. 

Speaking about the event, Scottish Rugby performance director Jim Mallinder said:  “Scotland is looking forward to hosting the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2024 in July and welcoming teams from around the world to Edinburgh for what will no doubt be a keenly contested tournament.

“International rugby has been played at Hive Stadium, home of Edinburgh Rugby, since it was finished in 2021 and we believe it will be a great venue for players and fans during the competition.”