Six Nations confirms postponed dates for men’s and women’s tournaments

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England lead the 2020 Six Nations Men and Women

The Six Nations have confirmed the dates of the exceptional matches for the 2020 men’s and women’s championships.

Both competitions were suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic with four matches for men to complete and six for women.

Ireland will face Italy at Aviva Stadium on October 24 to resume the men’s tournament.

The final round of the competition, involving all six teams, will take place on October 31.

Wales will face Scotland in a venue yet to be confirmed, Italy will host England at Stadio Olimpico and France will face Ireland at Stade de France.

England lead the men’s standings with 13 points, ahead of France on points difference.

Women’s competition will resume with Scotland against France and Ireland against Italy on October 24.

On October 31, Wales will face Scotland, Italy will host England and France will face Ireland.

The remaining match between Italy and Scotland will be played on December 5.

England also lead the women’s competition, eight points ahead of France, who have one match underway.

Six Nations said it had given priority to “the health and safety of players, associated staff and supporters” by rescheduling matches.

“We remain in close contact with all relevant authorities in the respective jurisdictions to ensure that these matches take place in a safe environment and we will announce more details on health and safety protocols and advice on attendance of spectators on time. wanted, ”he added.

Wales will have to host their home matches away from the Principality’s stadium after general manager Martyn Phillips confirmed that there will be no more international matches on the pitch this year as it is used as a temporary hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

World Rugby Approved a new temporary international window to allow Six Nations to end.

The 2020 men’s fall tests should be replaced by an eight-team tournament in which the Six Nations sides will be joined by Japan and Fiji, which will begin on November 14.

Men’s Calendar

October 24: Ireland v Italy – Aviva Stadium – Time to be confirmed

October 31: Wales v Scotland – Venue TBC (2.15pm GMT), Italy v England – Stadio Olimpico (4.45pm), France v Ireland – Stade de France (8.00pm)

The 2020 Men's Six Nations table as it stands - 1. England 2. France 3. Scotland 4. Ireland 5. Wales 6. Italy

Women’s Calendar

October 24: Scotland v France, Ireland v Italy

October 31: Wales v Scotland, Italy v England, France v Ireland

December 5: Italy v Scotland

The 2020 Six Nations women's table as it stands - 1. England 2. France 3. Ireland 4. Italy 5. Scotland 6. Wales

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