The 2020 Six Nations will go down as one of the most unusual and unprecedented tournaments of it’s history. Having kicked-off in February, the competition was suspended due to COVID-19 and resumed back in October only to be cancelled before the final round.
Despite this, Ireland enjoyed a hugely successful tournament and a much improved record from last year’s competition. Ireland finished the tournament tied on points with France in second-place but were unable to fight for the runners-up spot due to the cancellation of the tournament.
Ireland ended the tournament with three wins and one loss. The Irish side were impressive in all of their victories against Scotland, Wales and Italy. A dominant forward pack set the platform up for the Irish backs to cause havoc against the opposition.
Ireland played three games at home in Donnybrook, winning 18-14 against Scotland, 31-12 against Wales and 21-7 against Italy.
Ireland’s only loss came against the Grand Slam champions England as they were defeated 27-0 however there were positives from the match as Ireland improved from their previous outing against England where they were defeated by over 50 points.
Adam Grigg’s side are hoping to qualify for the 2021 Rugby World Cup and the qualifiers for Ireland will hopefully take place sometime early in the New Year.