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Six Nations Rugby Championship: An overview of Global excitement

The rugby chapter has begun early this season! The Six Nation Championship is early this time, beginning from 1 February 2020.

Six Nation Championship is the oldest and an annual international rugby union competition between six countries of Europe.

The teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales participate in annual affair.

Over a period of five weeks, both men and women tournament take place. With the wake of the Rugby World Cup, many new characters are to be seen in the storylines this season.

Before you go ahead reading this blog, you can’t miss on some point if you are a rugby fan.

If a team win everyone of their matches, in Rugby’s terminology it is known as the ‘Grand Slam honour’.

Also, if England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales win all three matches against the other nations from UK and France, they are named the winners of the ‘Triple Crown Trophy’. 

Wales have been the reigning champions of this tournament, winning five out of five in 2019 (claiming the above mention Grand Slam & Triple Crown).

Enjoy these upcoming rugby tournaments, and don’t forget to take a look at the below mentioned Six Nations 2020 fixtures. 

What is the match timeline?

Men’s 2020 Six Nations

Men’s 2020 Six Nations

Round 1

The round 1 of Six Nations 2020 got over with some thrilling matches. Reigning champions – Wales faced Italy in the opening match on 1 February 2020.

The defending champions surpassed clear win 42 – 0 against Italy. Wales’ Josh Adams scored a hat-trick.

Another match between Ireland and Scotland took place. Ireland remained undefeated 19 – 12. France were on a lead against England 24 – 17 on 2 February 2020. 

Date

Match

Score

Reactions

1 February 2020

Wales - Italy

42 - 0

Josh Adams scored hat-trick as Wales thrash Italy

1 February 2020

Ireland - Scotland

19 - 12

Stuart Hogg drops ball over the line

2 February 2020

France - England

24 - 17

 

Round 2 

8 February 2020 (Saturday): Ireland v Wales
8 February 2020 (Saturday): Scotland v England
9 February 2020 (Sunday): France v Italy

Round 3

22 February 2020 (Saturday): Italy v Scotland
22 February 2020 (Saturday): Wales v France
23 February 2020 (Sunday): England v Ireland

Round 4

7 March 2020 (Saturday): Ireland v Italy
7 March 2020 (Saturday): England v Wales
8 March 2020 (Sunday): Scotland v France

Round 5

14 March 2020 (Saturday): Wales v Scotland
14 March 2020 (Saturday): Italy v England
14 March 2020 (Saturday): France v Ireland

Women’s 2020 Six Nations

Women’s 2020 Six Nations

It’s not only the men’s team, competing in this tournament. Women’s team shares an equally strong position in the Six Nations 2020 tournament.

England dominated the tournament last year in the women’s category, followed by Italy, France, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland respectively. 

Round 1

2 February 2020 (Sunday): Ireland v Italy
2 February 2020 (Sunday): Scotland v England
2 February 2020 (Sunday): Ireland v Wales

Round 2 

8 February 2020 (Saturday): France v Italy
9 February 2020 (Sunday): Scotland v England
9 February 2020 (Sunday): Ireland v Wales

Round 3

23 February 2020 (Sunday): Wales v France
23 February 2020 (Sunday): England v Ireland
23 February 2020 (Sunday): Italy v Scotland

Round 4

7 March 2020 (Saturday): England v Wales 
7 March 2020 (Saturday): Scotland v France
8 March 2020 (Sunday): Ireland v Italy

Round 5

15 March 2020 (Sunday): Wales v Scotland
15 March 2020 (Sunday): Italy v England
15 March 2020 (Sunday): France v Ireland

Hope you enjoy reading it and have five thrilling rugby-packed weekends.

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