The dates and kick off times for the rescheduled 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship fixtures have been confirmed after the tournament was halted back in March.
24/10/2020 – Ireland V Italy – Time TBC – Aviva Stadium
31/10/2020 – Wales V Scotland – 14:15 – Venue TBC
31/10/2020 – Italy V England – 16:45 – Stadio Olimpico
31/10/2020 – France V Ireland – 20:00 – Stade de France
*All times are UK Times
The kick-off time for the Ireland v Italy fixture and the venue for the Wales v Scotland fixture will be announced in due course.
Ben Morel, CEO Six Nations commented, “Whilst the past few months have been extremely challenging, we have always remained hopeful of concluding this year’s tournament and we are really looking forward to the final games in the Men’s and Women’s Championships. There is still so much to play for, and we are hugely excited for what lies ahead.”
“Public health remains the number one priority and while we must continue to be vigilant and cognisant of the dynamic and fast changing external environment, we are nonetheless extremely pleased to be moving in the right direction.”
Six Nations also confirm that the Women’s Championship will be concluded this autumn, however the U20 Six Nations championship won't be completed. 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.
In recent weeks, Six Nations has also been progressing contingency plans for an alternative tournament format in place of the Autumn Internationals for 2020, primarily driven by travel restrictions not allowing many international teams to play the scheduled matches. This tournament will be a unique eight-team competition, involving the Six Nations unions and two other international teams. Match schedules, operational details including venues as well as commercial arrangements are being finalised with further announcements relating to this competition expected to be made later this month.
Six Nations organisers say they remain in close contact with all relevant authorities across the respective jurisdictions to ensure these matches take place in a safe environment and will announce further details of health and safety protocols and guidance on spectator attendance in due course.