The Women’s Six Nations rugby union tournament has been rescheduled for April later this year.
Starting on the weekend on the 3rd April and finishing on 24th April, this year’s Six Nations Championship will see a new and condensed format for the COVID-affected campaign.
The new format will see two pools of three teams, play one home and one away fixture. The winners of Pool A will take on the winners of Pool B, and so on for the second and third place spots.
Ireland have been placed in Group B alongside France and Wales.
Ireland will travel to face Wales on the weekend of April 10/11 and then host France on the weekend of April 17/18.
The tournament will culminate with playoffs on the weekend of the 24-25 April.
The IRFU Director of Sevens & Women’s Rugby, Anthony Eddy, has welcomed the announcement today of the rescheduling of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations Championship.
He is also looking forward to the new format as it forms part of a roadmap for the team in the months ahead, which include a qualification series for Rugby World Cup 2021.
Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Sevens & Women’s Rugby, Anthony Eddy said: “We welcome today’s announcement of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations rescheduling and are looking forward to the new format.
We have continued to prepare for this tournament since its postponement earlier this year, and for our Rugby World Cup qualifications. It’s good to get the start of a road map for the months ahead.
We will also continue to work with World Rugby to ensure our Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification games can take place in a timely and safe manner.”