The Men’s Six Nations tournament remains “as planned,” despite the postponement of the women’s league
Six Nations organizers confirm February men’s tournament remains ‘as planned’ despite women’s competition being postponed until later this year due to coronavirus
- Organizers said the Women’s Six Nations will take place in the spring or summer
- The Under-20s Six Nations tournament is also being postponed due to the corona virus
- Italy hosts France in the opening match of the men’s tournament on February 6
Six Nations organizers have confirmed that the men’s tournament starting in February will remain ‘as planned’ after the women’s competition was postponed due to the coronavirus.
The tournament organizers added that the 2021 Women’s Six Nations Championship will be moved to “ later this spring or early summer. ”
The Under-20s Six Nations tournament is also being postponed.
Organizers have confirmed that the Men’s Six Nations will continue as scheduled on Feb. 6
It comes after the Women’s Six Nations Championship was postponed until later this year
In a statement, the Six Nations said: ‘Six Nations Rugby Limited confirmed today that the Women’s and U202021 championships will not take place in the regular Six Nations window in February and March this year.
Instead, the women’s championship will be scheduled in revised windows later this spring or early summer.
The Six Nations for women is seen as more challenging to work safely and successfully during the pandemic, given the need for many players to return to their jobs, some of which are key and frontline workers.
Sarah Hunter’s silk will now have to wait until late spring or summer to defend their crown
Meanwhile, the French government is demanding reassurances about the security of England and Ireland before allowing its national side to visit these countries during the Six Nations next month.
French authorities are concerned about the rising number of coronavirus cases in the UK and Ireland, and have already excluded their clubs from participating in the European competition this month.
Italy hosts France in the opening match of the men’s tournament on February 6.
The Under-20s Six Nations tournament will also be postponed due to the global pandemic