A ‘second Six Nations’ could be played in November as rugby tries to find a way to mitigate the colossal financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global game
Reports in the Daily Mail on Tuesday claim contingency plans are being hatched to boost incomes for the home unions if the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks cannot travel to Europe for the autumn Tests.
#Rugby #coronavirus news from @FoyChris & I.— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) April 6, 2020
Could there be a “second #SixNations” if the Southern Hemisphere teams can’t travel? It’s a contingency idea…
Also – #PremRugby to confirm inevitable further season suspension. https://t.co/L2t3ScLWRd
A well-placed source suggested that in the event they cannot travel, matches between the Six Nations teams could be hastily arranged to replace the north-v-south fixtures.
Meanwhile, Premiership Rugby bosses met via conference call on Monday night and will confirm that the domestic season is further postponed.
The English league hoped to resume on April 24 but that has become impossible.
The Team Voted The Greatest Six Nations XV Of All Time By Fans
With the 2020 Six Nations in full swing, we wanted to know what you think the best-ever combined XV.
And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.
Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (England) – 10,758 votes
Winger: SHANE WILLIAMS (Wales) – 12,374
Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 21,392
Centre: Will Greenwood (England) – 10,697
Greenwood followed his father Dick into an England shirt. While his father was a prickly back row player, the younger Greenwood was one of the finest centres to grace the England midfield.