“Nothing is ruled out”says the Acting CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union, Steve Phillips, when they ask about changes in competition and especially about the 2021 Six Nations calendar. The 2020 championship was finally completed last weekend after the delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But with the uncertainty about whether the public will be allowed to go to the stadiums in early 2021, the tournament could be moved.
“We are trying to find out what the benefits are; we are currently chatting this“Phillips said, adding: “There is overlap with other tournaments in season, so it’s not easy at all. But at least this year we got over it. We do not rule out anything. As someone told me, they managed to move the Olympics for a year, so anything is possible. The idea is to find the correct answer and not to make changes without giving you a benefit ”.
The Six Nations of next year will start on Saturday February 6 with the match between Italy and France, and England champion at home against Scotland. For its part, Wales will face Ireland the next day. The 2020 postponed games were recently played behind closed doors, as were the games in the upcoming Fall Nations Cup. Phillips confirmed that talks between the Welsh and UK governments were ongoing and said finances were crucial in the absence of bystanders. “Can we get over it? Yes, we can, but at what cost is the real point here,” Phillips added.