Six Nations considering second tournament in autumn - Report

England's Six Nations game against Italy was postponed
England's Six Nations game against Italy was postponed
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The Six Nations unions are considering a second tournament to be played in the autumn as a contingency plan following the pandemic coronavirus.

According to a report in the Rugby Paper, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy are expecting to play from September with the ongoing season disrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19.

England were at the top of the Six Nations table during the tournament conducted in February and March with three wins from four games and were closely followed by France and Ireland (had an additional game),

Four games of the tournament including the entire final round was postponed and with July series also in doubt, the Six Nations unions are looking at various options considered from completing the competition and also a discussion on the chances of a second tournament in autumn if the Southern Hemisphere teams are unable to travel for the November series.

Earlier, the £300m investment deal of CVC into the Six Nations was delayed because of the coronavirus.