Six Nations games set to be played behind closed doors following latest update - Ruck

Six Nations games set to be played behind closed doors following latest update

Contingency plans are being drawn up to stage Six Nations matches behind closed doors, with no option for postponements according to The Telegraph.

The governing body of the tournament are reported to be holding a series of calls with Unions and national governments to try and determine what the likelihood is of restrictions easing before February 5, when the tournament kicks off.

Its suggested that ‘They hope to have a rough road-map by the end of the week, notwithstanding that much is outside of their control.’

Under current guidelines, a maximum of 500 people are allowed at outdoor sports events in Scotland while all spectators for sporting matches are banned in Wales. In both Ireland and France, crowds are capped at 5,000.

There are no restrictions on attendances at matches in England, apart from proof of vaccination status or a negative lateral-flow test.


“Ban the f***ing caterpillar ruck” – Joe Marler’s ‘five-point plan’ to save rugby

Joe Marler was questioned on rugby governance, and has drawn up a manifesto with Rassie Erasmus lined up to be his right hand man when he takes power.

You can read Marler’s full brilliant manifesto by clicking here.


Marler said: The first thing I would do is ban the f***ing caterpillar ruck,’ he says. ‘It kills me. The whole thing is an a***. I would go as far as saying I’d ban box kicks but I might start to sound like Clive Woodward.

‘I want to see referees sanction the scrum-half for not using it when they shout “Use it”. I also want to get rid of the rule where the defence get the ball back if they hold you up and create a maul in the tackle.’


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