The final round of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 31 with leaders England taking on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome .
The Six Nations was suspended in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe and World Rugby had last week earmarked Oct. 24 and 31 as the concluding dates of the tournament.
England are top of the standings with 13 points, ahead of France on points difference. All teams have one game left to play apart from Ireland and Italy, who have two. Editor’s Picks.
Ireland will host Italy on Oct. 24 to complete the last match of the fourth round before the final round a week later.
France are set to host Ireland at the Stade de France while the venue for Wales’ match against Scotland is yet to be decided, with British media reporting the match may be held at Twickenham.
The women’s championship, where leaders England are one win away from a second consecutive Grand Slam will be held on the same dates, with the Red Roses taking on Italy on Oct. 31.
Italy and Scotland, who have a game in hand, will play their final game on Dec. 5.
Rest of rugby Six Nations fixtures set for October
The rest of the rounds of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 24 and 31 after World Rugby affirmed dates for the brief 2020 COVID-19 schedule on Thursday.
The World Rugby Council affirmed an acclimation to permit the arrival of players for new worldwide windows after the pandemic constrained the game’s suspension in March.
The Council affirmed the arrival of players for the window between Oct. 24 and the main few days of December.
The last adjusts of the people’s Six Nations will be trailed by a lay end of the week on Nov. 7 and afterward four back to back rounds of global matches, World Rugby said in an announcement.
The current year’s Six Nations saw four matches delayed because of the pandemic.
Britain are head of the standings with 13 focuses, in front of France on focuses distinction. All groups have one game left to play separated from Ireland and Italy, who have two.
Britain likewise bested the ladies’ Six Nations standings before the competition was suspended, with the unbeaten Red Roses one win away from a second back to back Grand Slam.
World Rugby additionally endorsed a window from Nov. 7 to the second seven day stretch of December for the southern side of the equator’s Rugby Championship.
The southern half of the globe’s overseeing body SANZAAR had affirmed New Zealand as its favored host for the yearly rivalry after the nation for all intents and purposes disposed of the coronavirus locally.
“Extraordinary estimates should be actualized to manage any legislature required segregation period before the beginning of the opposition,” World Rugby said.
The administering body included that the rescheduling of household, European and worldwide schedules would permit proficient clubs to play their southern side of the equator universal players when they complete the 2019-20 season.
However English Premiership bosses had communicated concerns a week ago with respect to the choice to arrange test matches in November and December.
The new window would leave English first class clubs without their abroad players for multi week of local matches and the opening round of the European Champions Cup as next season’s Premiership is scheduled to begin on Nov. 20.