2021 Six Nations set for new kick-off date

The 2021 Six Nations could be postponed until the late Spring amid uncertainty over whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased in time to allow the return of fans to stadiums.

The tournament is scheduled to start on February 6th, but with fans unlikely to be able to attend, Six Nations bosses are discussing a possible date change.

Wales stand to lose a minimum £13.5million if fans are not able to attend their home games against Ireland and England.

Welsh Rugby Union CEO Steve Phillips told the Daily Mail: “We’ve posed the question, ‘should we move the Six Nations?’

“Everyone has shown great agility in changing things. They did move the Olympics by a year, which is quite a thing to do, so why would you not look at it?

“Going from 100 percent, as we’ve always known it, to zero would mean we miss out on £13.5m. That does become uncomfortable.”


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Only Three England Players Make Best Statistical Six Nations Team Of The Tournament

BACK-THREE

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – The skipper made a stunning 465 metres during the tournament

14. Jonny May (England) –  Has elevated himself to world-class level over the past couple of seasons and enjoyed another fine tournament for the Red Rose, scoring two tries and making 352 metres.

11. Josh Adams (Wales) – His three tries was more than any other winger in the tournament. The speedster also picked up two try assists.


CENTRES

13. Nick Tompkins (Wales) – Enjoyed a fine Six Nations, making 332 metres despite two appearances being from the bench.

12. Bundee Aki (Ireland) – It was a frustrating tournament for Andy Farrell’s men, but the powerhouse was consistently battering through defenders to make 366 metres.


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