Big Update On When The Six Nations Are Hoping To Play The Postponed Coronavirus Games
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Champions Cup Last 16 Extra Time Protocol & Quarter-Final Permutations - April 15, 2022
- Legendary Ireland International Announces His Retirement Fro Rugby - April 8, 2022
- Ronan O’Gara Slapped By Fellow Top 14 Coach In Heated Touchline Row - April 6, 2022
The Six Nations has been a bit of a disaster this year due to coronavirus fears with Ireland and England’s games with Italy already postponed, making it impossible to crown a winner this weekend.
But we might not have to worry about that with reports that this weekend’s traditional ‘Super Saturday’ final day could be pushed back as far as October as officials look to take every measure to stop the spread of the virus.
According to French publication Midi Olympique, the tournament could finish on Saturday, October 31 with Ireland’s postponed meeting with Italy taking place a week earlier.
So that would leave us with Ireland taking on Italy the weekend of October 24/25 and England vs Italy and Ireland vs France both taking place on October 31.
A decision is due to be made today on Ireland’s meeting with France in Paris on Saturday following the government’s decision to ban gatherings of over 1000 people and if that doesn’t go ahead – the Six Nations will be left with just Wales vs Scotland for their famous ‘Super Saturday’ final day.
Moving the entire slate to October makes sense instead of chopping up fixtures and trying to slot the remaining game in over the course of the next few weeks and months. Especially considering we have no idea how long this could go on for.