Who can Six Nations 2020 next weekend? England, France and Ireland in hunt despite Italy coronavirus postponements – The Sun

Who can Six Nations 2020 next weekend? England, France and Ireland in hunt despite Italy coronavirus postponements – The Sun

THE Six Nations is about to enter its final match weekend, but can anything be decided on Saturday?

The outcome of the tournament remains up in the air with both England and Ireland having their games against Italy postponed due to coronavirus.

Which teams can still win the Six Nations?

Scotland are beat 14-man France 28-17 after Mohamed Hauoas let his side down with an inexplicable punch to Jamie Ritchie's face.

And crucially for the title, they denied the French a bonus point to leave themselves in with a mathematical chance.

But England, France and Ireland are the teams most likely to win the title.

Can anyone win the Six Nations next weekend?

With the coronavirus wreaking havoc, the Six Nations will not finish next weekend – and here's where we are at as far as any team potentially winning the tournament is concerned.


France are currently tied on 13 points with England ahead of their match with Ireland in Paris.

That means not even a bonus point win would guarantee the title, with England still to play Italy away.

And their points difference is currently two points worse than the Red Rose, meaning if they finish level then they must beat Ireland by three more points than any England win over Italy.


Ireland are the only team that have their fate in their own hands as things stand, but they cannot win it next weekend.

Should Ireland defy the odds to beat France with a bonus point in Paris, they will lift the trophy if they gain the expected five-point win over Italy.


England's campaign is on hold for the next few weeks at least, and all they can do is sit tight and wait for events in Paris.

And Ireland bonus point victory would be the worst outcome, but anything else would leave their fate in their own hands.

As England are likely to have the last rescheduled game with Italy, they will then know exactly how much they need to win by.

Should France win, England will need to pick up the same amount of match points against them (ie a bonus point if France get one).

They will also need to beat Italy with a points difference of no fewer than one less than France manage against Ireland.


Scotland must beat Wales and hope Ireland avoid defeat against France and Italy avoid defeat against both England and Ireland.

Then it will come down to points difference.

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