The 6 Nations Committee has confirmed that the 2021 Men’s Tournament is maintained on the scheduled dates while the women’s version and the one dedicated to the under-20s will take place later in the year.
The 2021 6 Nations Tournament will not be spared by the coronavirus, it is now a certainty. In fact, through a press release, the 6 Nations Committee has confirmed date changes for two of the three events initially scheduled for February 6 to March 20. But these changes will initially only concern the 6 Nations Women’s Tournament and the one concerning the under-20 selections. Indeed, these two tournaments will be rescheduled during the spring and at the beginning of next summer, with all the details which should be finalized by the end of January.
Regarding the Men’s 6 Nations Tournament, for which the French government recently requested health guarantees from the French Rugby Federation, a very different decision was made. Indeed, the Six Nations Committee confirmed the holding of the five days as the calendar has foreseen for several years already. ” While closely monitoring the situation, the Six Nations Committee confirms that plans for the organization of the 6 Nations Men’s Tournament remain unchanged, announces the organizer of the event in its press release. After successfully concluding the 2020 Tournament and organizing the Autumn Nations Cup, the Six Nations Committee is in constant contact with the government authorities of each country and has strengthened its protocol related to the coronavirus. “
As it stands, the 2021 Tournament will start on February 6 with the trip of the XV from France to Italy, followed by the England-Scotland and Wales-Ireland matches on February 7. However, with a health situation still unpredictable, the plans currently in place could change dramatically in the weeks leading up to the opening of the Tournament.