With a statement on its website, the Six Nations announced the dates of the 4 pending matches of the tournament that began in February and was suspended as a result of COVID-19. On October 24 Ireland will host Italy in Dublin and a week later the fifth and final full date will be played. The continuity of the women’s tournament and the end of the tournament in M20 were also ruled. At the end of the month the 8 Nations will be announced with Japan and Fiji.
For the last matchday, to be played on October 31, Wales will host Scotland, England will go to the Olympic Stadium in Rome to face Italy and France will host the Stade de France against Ireland. The leaderboard is led by England and France with 13 units, Scotland has 10, Ireland 9 (one game less), Wales 7 and Italy (1 game less) 0 points.
“We maintain close contact with all authorities in cities and countries to ensure that these matches are held in a safe environment and we will announce further details of health and safety protocols and guidance on spectator attendance in due course. time ”, said the organization of the tournament in the statement.
In addition to the traditional tournament, it was confirmed that the Women’s Six Nations will also be held on October 24 and 31 and December 5. The one that was terminated is the M20 “due to the season’s programming limitations, it was decided that the three pending matches would not be played and there would be no winner for the 2020 Championship.”
In recent weeks, an alternative tournament format has also been advanced instead of the traditional November window for 2020, mainly due to travel restrictions that do not allow many international teams to play scheduled matches. This tournament will be a unique competition of eight teams, with the participation of the unions of the Six Nations and two other international teams that are Fiji and Japan. Only small details remain and it is expected that by the end of the month the official announcements will be made.