Further to the decision of
the World Rugby Council on 30th July, Six Nations is pleased to
confirm details of rescheduled fixtures for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations
Wales V Scotland
*All times are UK Times
venue for the Wales v Scotland fixture will be announced in due course.
In rescheduling these
matches, the health and safety of players, associated staff and supporters has
been at the forefront of our thinking. 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 with the fixture details below:
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.
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. We are currently
finalising match schedules, operational details including venues as well as
commercial arrangements. Further announcements relating to this competition are
expected to be made later this month.
Ben Morel, CEO Six Nations
commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to make this announcement today.
While 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.”