Fiji and Japan join Six Nations teams


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Fiji and Japan join Six Nations teams

Those selected from Fiji and Japan will take part in a competition together with the Six Nations teams that will be held in November to replace the traditional end-of-year tours carried out by the countries of the Southern Hemisphere in Europe and which were modified by the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament is scheduled to begin on November 14, two weeks after the rescheduling of the 2020 Six Nations ends. While one group will be shared by England Wales, Ireland and Fiji, the other will be France, Scotland, Japan and Italy.

England will play the last two games of that event at Twickenham. It remains to define the locality against Los Dragones. In the other group, Scotland will host Japan and France at Murrayfield and face Italy in Rome. The tournament will run for four consecutive weekends until December 5, and the group winners will play the last weekend to decide the champion.

A date remains to be disputed from the last edition of the Six Nations: Wales against Scotland, Ireland’s trip to France and England’s match with Italy; all were scheduled for October 31 after the tournament was postponed in March. It also remains to be seen whether Ireland and Italy, suspended by date 4, will be played the previous week.

This tournament brings down what the Pumas (who would play on that date the Rugby Championship) had planned prior to the pandemic: visiting Scotland on November 7 in Murrayfield, a week later to England in Twickenahm and closing the year with Wales in Cardiff.


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