Six Nations 2020 hits many of Europes most prestigious rugby pitches from 1 February to 14 March, tackling it out for the trophy.
Wales won Six Nations 2019 and are predicted to do well in 2020, though at this point it is still anybody’s game. The country has taken home the most trophies since the tournament started in 1883, with 39 victories in total (27 outright and 12 shared).England, who has 38 titles under their belt, have made massive improvements leading up to the World Cup under super coach Eddie Jones though. Could this be the rise of the Roses?“It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time, it pains me to say it but you rewind to that Scotland game at Twickenham. When games get close we’ve been criticised in the past; that Wales game away too,” said England hooker Jamie George on the Six Nations website.He continues, “The most important and impressive thing for me is how we’ve revolutionised that, have been able to talk about it, been in different scenarios, have been challenged a lot in the warm-up games. I feel like the mindset and mentality side of things when games get tough, we look like a completely different team from the one that drew to Scotland and lost to Wales in the Six Nations”
Founded as the Home Nations Championship in 1883 with England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the tournament grew to include France in 1910 to become the Five Nations Championship. In 2000, Italy joined in the scrum and the competition became the Six Nations Champion we know today.
Be there: Six Nations 2020
- Dates: 1 February to 14 March 2020
- Venues: Twickenham Stadium, London (capacity: 82,000); Stade de France, Paris (capacity: 81,338); Aviva Stadium, Dublin (capacity: 51,700); Stadio Olimpico, Rome (capacity: 73,261); Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (capacity: 67,144); Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (capacity: 73,931)
- Founded: 1883 (as Home Nations Championship)
- Most championship titles: Wales (39)
Who are the favourites to win the 2020 Six Nations rugby?
It’s still too early to decisively predict who will win the 2020 Six Nations Championships, though Wales’ defeating France at the Rugby World Cup has positioned them well to take the trophy again. Led by Eddie Jones, England is set to face off against New Zealand’s All Blacks in Japan, which will also be telling for their prospects back in Europe.
Ireland will certainly face some challenges coming into Six Nations 2020, with new head coach Andy Farrell needing to find a replacement for Jack Conan, who is expected to miss the entire tournament. He suffered a major injury after a teammate stood on his foot during a training session and will need surgery. The Rugby World Cup was the final play for Ireland’s former head coach Joe Schmidt, and the country lost 46-14 to New Zealand in the quarter finals.
What is the Six Nations 2020 fixtures schedule?
The 2020 Six Nations Championship will have its first match on 1 February at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, with Wales facing off against Italy. The last game will be plated on 14 March at Stade de France in Paris, with France vs Ireland.
Six Nations 2020 fixtures schedule
- 1 February — Wales vs Italy — Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
- 1 February — Ireland vs Scotland — Aviva Stadium, Dublin
- 2 February — France vs England — Stade de France, Paris
- 8 February — Ireland vs Wales Aviva — Stadium, Dublin
- 8 February — Scotland vs England — Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
- 9 February — France vs Italy — Stade de France, Paris
- 22 February— Italy vs Scotland — Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- 22 February — Wales vs France — Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
- 23 February — England vs Ireland — Twickenham Stadium, London
- 7 March — Ireland vs Italy — Aviva Stadium, Dublin
- 7 March — England vs Wales — Twickenham Stadium, London
- 8 March — Scotland vs France — Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
- 14 March — Wales vs Scotland — Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
- 14 March — Italy vs England — Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- 14 March — France vs Ireland — Stade de France, Paris
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