Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. “As Super Saturday 2019 proved, the drama and spectacle a Guinness Six Nations creates is unique in the sporting world. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of fixtures for the next two years, and the anticipation has only been rising since the thrilling finale of the 2019 event. "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," read the statement. With Ireland’s penultimate match against Italy due to take place at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on 24 October at a kick-off time to be confirmed, all three teams will know what they have to do to win the Six Nations when they head into ‘Super Saturday’. Commenting on the announcement, Six Nations CEO, Ben Morel said: “We’ve got exciting plans for the future of the Guinness Six Nations, and this announcement is a key building block. Meáin Náisiúnta Seirbhíse Poiblí na hÉireann. Fiji and Japan are understood to be joining the Six Nations sides for the expanded autumn schedule. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? News of the eight-team autumn series was also confirmed. Six Nations 2020: Fixtures, title permutations and catch-up as tournament returns. Six Nations bosses conceded this would prove a one-off event due to the coronavirus impact. “We will prepare well and expect a tough game in Rome,” said Jones after the games were confirmed. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The 2021 Championship will start on 6th February with Italy v France and finish on 20th March 2021 with France v Wales, again at 8pm (GMT). 2020 Women's Six Nations Championship Rescheduled Fixtures: © RTÉ 2020. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Lions … Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Click here to see all the 2021 Guinness Six Nations fixtures. We are grateful for the opportunity to represent England again – we want to make our fans proud.”. There is still so much to play for, and we are hugely excited for what lies ahead.”. "This tournament will be a unique eight-team competition, involving the Six Nations unions and two other international teams. Six Nations bosses have confirmed rescheduled fixtures to complete the delayed 2020 tournament - and also plans for an eight-team expanded autumn Test series. Super Saturday 2020 will take place on 14 March starting with Wales v Scotland and for the first time the final match of Super Saturday will be on prime time with France v Ireland at 8pm (GMT). It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. "In rescheduling these matches, the health and safety of players, associated staff and supporters has been at the forefront of our thinking," read a Six Nations statement. It was also confirmed that the Six Nations are planning their own autumn tournament alongside “two other international teams”, understood to be Fiji and Japan, which will replace the autumn internationals that were originally scheduled through November. The Women's Six Nations will be completed across three weekends, beginning on the weekend of 24 October, when Ireland play Italy, with the side concluding their campaign the following weekend. Following a dramatic final weekend of the 2019 Championship, Six Nations are pleased to announce the fixtures for the 2020 and 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championships. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The longest Six Nations … 20th March 2019. "We are currently finalising match schedules, operational details including venues as well as commercial arrangements. England, Ireland and France can all still win the championship when the Six Nations concludes on October, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Wales will open their Grand Slam defence against Italy at the Principality Stadium following release of the fixtures for the 2020 Six Nations. Six Nations 2020 TV fixtures – how to watch, live stream and listen on BBC and ITV. The IRFU have also confirmed they will process refunds for the remaining Ireland matches. "Further announcements relating to this competition are expected to be made later this month.". Six Nations 2020 fixtures. Fixtures released for 2020 and 2021 Six Nations. Eddie Jones’s side will travel to Rome on 31 October to face, The final day of the tournament will begin seven and a half months later than planned with, Six Nations confirms ‘Super Saturday’ kick-off times, Six Nations dates and autumn internationals confirmed by World Rugby, Fiji joining Six Nations will not be on a permanent basis, Six Nations and SANZAAR in talks over global rugby calendar, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Ireland will play the first Six Nations game since the tournament was suspended in March (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles. This is disappointing news for Noel McNamara's Irish side, who led the standings with three wins from three, prior to the lockdown. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Six Nations bosses are still working to determine whether supporters will be able to attend matches. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Six Nations bosses have confirmed rescheduled fixtures to complete the delayed 2020 tournament - and also plans for an eight-team expanded autumn Test series. “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,” said Six Nations chief executive Ben Morel. From the section Rugby Union. The Six Nations Under-20s tournament will not be completed however, with no team crowned champions for 2020. The first weekend of 2020 will see current Grand Slam champions Wales begin their defence of the title against Italy at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. "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. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? We're delighted to announce the dates for the four remaining 2020 Guinness Six Nations fixtures. Rugby Six Nations 2020, der Spielplan der gesamten Saison: alle Ergebnisse und Termine. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Other unforgettable occasions this Championship season such as the clash of Ireland and England in Round One and Wales v England in Round Three will also live long in the memory. Ireland will host Italy in Dublin on 24 October, before travelling to Paris to face France on 31 October - a day that will also see England take on the Italians in Rome, while Wales are expected to take take on Scotland in Twickenham. “We look forward to developing the Championship in partnership with our Unions, sponsors and most importantly of all our fans over the coming years, and to the next two years of the Guinness Six Nations Championship generating even more excitement than the 2019 edition.”, Fixtures for Guinness Six Nations 2020 and 2021 announced, Championship - Senior Next Match Countdown, {{ formatDateTime(fixture.datetime, 'date') }}, {{ fixture.score.teamA }}-{{ fixture.score.teamB }}, {{ formatDateTime(fixture.datetime,'time') }}, We use cookies on our site to provide the best online experience, personalise content, and analyse our site - for further information see our, Click here to see all the 2020 Guinness Six Nations fixtures, Click here to see all the 2021 Guinness Six Nations fixtures. The 2021 Championship will start on 6th February with Italy v France and finish on 20th March 2021 with France v Wales, again at 8pm (GMT). "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. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The final day of the tournament will begin seven and a half months later than planned with Wales’s clash against Scotland, though the location of the match is yet to be decided as the Welsh Rugby Union is expected to relocate games if they have to be played behind closed doors. 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. 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship Rescheduled Fixtures: Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium – 24 October  (Kick-off TBC), Wales v Scotland, TBC – 31 October (Kick-off 14.15), Italy v England, Stadio Olympico – 31 October (Kick-off 16.45), France v Ireland, Stade de France – 31 October  (Kick-off 20.00). England, Ireland and France can all still win the championship when the Six Nations concludes on October Click here to see all the 2020 Guinness Six Nations fixtures. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Last updated on 23 October 2020 23 October 2020. Ireland will play Scotland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, while England will travel to Paris to play France on the Sunday. “We are absolutely thrilled to make this announcement today. The Women’s Six Nations will resume across the same two weekends, although with Italy due to play an additional fixture against Scotland, the tournament will not be completed until that game takes place on the weekend of 5/6 December. England have the chance to win the Six Nations. Six Nations 2020: ‘Super Saturday’ kick-off times confirmed for rescheduled championship. Read more: https://t.co/gDWEnKlJQY #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/1H4zI7XijD. Eddie Jones’s side will travel to Rome on 31 October to face Italy, who sit bottom of the table and look destined to finish up with the Wooden Spoon once again. RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Media. “The 2019 Championship gave us a stunning finale with three teams competing for the title on the final weekend, a brilliant Grand Slam winner, and a unique Calcutta Cup match to finish the Championship off. With the opening match kicking off at 2:15pm, Italy then host England at 4:45 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, before France and Ireland battle it out at the Stade de France from 8pm in a clash that will decide who claims the championship. ", 2020 Guinness Six Nations Restart The Six Nations remains hopeful that fans can attend the rescheduled matches in some capacity, although that will depend on the different restrictions in force across Ireland, Wales, Italy and France, and it could prove the case that grounds are opened on a restricted basis to home supporters only, if at all.