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No winner for U20 Six Nations as Championship cancelled

No winner for U20 Six Nations as Championship cancelled

The three outstanding matches of the U20 Six Nations will not be played and there will be no winner for the 2020 Championship, Six Nations Rugby has confirmed.

The U20 Six Nations was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

But Six Nations has decided that the three outstanding matches will not be played and there will be no winner for the 2020 Championship due to season scheduling constraints.

Ireland had been top of the standings and on course to defend their title with three wins from three, with games against Italy and France to play, before the Championship was curtailed.

However, Six Nations is pleased to confirm details of rescheduled fixtures for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship and the Women’s Six Nations.

The remaining 2020 Guinness Six Nations matches:

ROUND 4

  • 24/10/2020 – Ireland V Italy – Time TBC – Aviva Stadium

ROUND 5

  • 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 GMT

  • The kick-off time for the Ireland v Italy fixture will be announced in due course
  • The venue for the Wales v Scotland fixture will be announced in due course.

Six Nations can also confirm that the Women’s Championship will be concluded this autumn on the following weekends:

Weekend of 24th Oct: Round 4

  • Scotland v France
  • Ireland v Italy

Weekend of 31st Oct: Round 5

  • Wales v Scotland
  • Italy v England
  • France v Ireland

Weekend of 5th Dec: Round 3

  • Italy v Scotland

A full fixture schedule will be released 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.