Dates & Kick-Off Times Confirmed For Rescheduled 2020 Six Nations Fixtures
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Rugby’s greatest championship.
Further to the decision of the World Rugby Council on 30th July, Six Nations have now confirm eddetails of rescheduled fixtures for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship.
Ireland’s game with Italy will take place on Saturday, October 10. Super Saturday will then take place the following week with all six teams in action for the final round of the championship.
“In rescheduling these matches, the health and safety of players, associated staff and supporters has been at the forefront of our thinking,” a Six Nations statement read.
“We remain in close contact with all relevant authorities across the respective jurisdictions to ensure these matches take place in a safe environment and we will announce further details of health and safety protocols and guidance on spectator attendance in due course.”
Six Nations can also confirm that the Women’s Championship will be concluded this autumn on the following weekends:
Weekend of 24th Oct: Round 4
· Scotland v France
· Ireland v Italy
Weekend of 31st Oct: Round 5
· Wales v Scotland
· Italy v England
· France v Ireland
Weekend of 5th Dec: Round 3
· Italy v Scotland
A full fixture schedule will be released in due course.
With regards to the U20 Six Nations championship, due to season scheduling constraints, it was decided that the three outstanding matches would not be played and there would be no winner for the 2020 Championship.
Six Nations has also confirmed that contingency plans are progressing for an alternative tournament format in place of the Autumn Internationals for 2020.
This tournament will be a unique eight-team competition, involving the Six Nations unions and two other international teams. Further announcements relating to this competition are expected to be made later this month.