A Date Has Been Set For Ireland’s Rescheduled Six Nations Clash With France
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French Rugby Federation (FFR) president and World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte has said that the 2020 Six Nations clash of France and Ireland will be rescheduled for 31 October.
Ireland were due to play the French on the final day of this year’s Six Nations before the rugby season was brought to a halt with the men in green also still needing to play Italy to finish their 2020 campaign.
An announcement on a revised international window will be made by World Rugby on 30 July, with the November internationals reportedly to be replaced with a tournament involving the Six Nations teams and possibly more.
Speaking at a press conference hosted by the Corsican League on Sunday when asked about the 2020 Six Nations being completed, Laporte said:
“Yes, France-Ireland is announced for 31 October.”
Ireland won their first two games of this year’s championship against Scotland and Wales at home before being defeated by England at Twickenham.
England and France lead the way on 13 points in the current table, while Ireland, with a game in hand, are on nine points and in the driving seat in terms of winning the championship.