In Review

2020 Six Nations guide: postponed matches, fixtures, table, results, TV schedule

Two matches are now off because of the coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Six Nations rugby championship is in jeopardy after a second fixture was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

This weekend’s Ireland vs. Italy fourth round clash is off and now the final round game between Italy and England on 14 March is also postponed

With the number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy now in three figures, Giuseppe Conte, the Italian prime minister, issued a decree that supporters would be barred from attending all sporting events until 3 April in an attempt to curtail the spread of the virus.

In a statement published on Thursday Six Nations organisers said: “Six Nations notes the decree issued by the Italian Government with respect to all upcoming sporting events in that country.

“The decision has now been taken to postpone the three matches between Italy and England [men’s, women’s, and U20] set to take place over the weekend of 13/14/15 March, with the intention to reschedule them at later dates.

“Based on the information that is currently available, all other Six Nations matches are set to go ahead as scheduled.

“As previously stated, Six Nations fully intends to complete all 15 games across all three championships when time allows. We will refrain from making any rescheduling announcements while we keep assessing the situation.”

This weekend’s fixtures

Two round four games remain on the schedule. England host Wales on Saturday at Twickenham and Scotland face France at Murrayfield on Sunday. 

  • Saturday 7 March: England vs. Wales (4.45pm GMT; live on ITV and S4C)  
  • Sunday 8 March: Scotland vs. France (3pm GMT; live on BBC) 
  • Ireland vs. Italy: postponed
Round five fixtures: Saturday 14 March
  • Wales vs. Scotland (2.15pm GMT; BBC and S4C)  
  • France vs. Ireland (8pm GMT; BBC)
  • Italy vs. England: postponed

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Results, fixtures and TV guide

Round one results
  • Wales 42 Italy 0 
  • Ireland 19 Scotland 12  
  • France 24 England 17
Round two results
  • Ireland 24 Wales 14  
  • Scotland 6 England 13 
  • France 35 Italy 22
Round three results
  • Italy 0 Scotland 17 
  • Wales 23 France 27 
  • England 24 Ireland 12
Round four fixturesSaturday 7 March
  • Ireland vs. Italy: postponed 
  • England vs. Wales (4.45pm GMT; ITV and S4C)
Sunday 8 March
  • Scotland vs. France (3pm GMT; BBC)
Round five fixturesSaturday 14 March
  • Wales vs. Scotland (2.15pm GMT; BBC and S4C)  
  • France vs. Ireland (8pm GMT; BBC)
  • Italy vs. England: postponed

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England squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Ted Hill, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Alex Moon, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams
  • Backs: Elliot Daly, Ollie Devoto, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell (captain), George Ford, George Furbank, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Ollie Thorley, Manu Tuilagi, Jacob Umaga, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs 
England results and fixtures
  • Sunday 2 February: France 24 England 17
  • Saturday 8 February: Scotland 6 England 13 
  • Sunday, 23 February: England 24 Ireland 12 
  • Saturday 7 March: England vs. Wales (4.45pm GMT; ITV and S4C)  
  • Saturday 14 March: Italy vs. England - postponed 

France squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Dorian Aldegheri, Cyril Baille, Demba Bamba, Camille Chat, Anthony Etrillard, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Jefferson Poirot, Cyril Cazeaux, Killian Geraci, Bernard Le Roux, Boris Palu, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse, Gregory Alldritt, Dylan Cretin, Francois Cros, Alexandre Fischer, Sekou Macalou, Charles Ollivon, Selevasio Tolofua, Cameron Woki 
  • Backs: Antoine Dupont, Maxime Lucu, Baptiste Serin, Louis Carbonel, Matthieu Jalibert, Romain Ntamack, Gael Fickou, Julien Heriteau, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gervais Cordin, Lester Etien, Gabriel Ngandebe, Damian Penaud, Vincent Rattez, Teddy Thomas, Anthony Bouthier, Kylan Hamdaoui, Thomas Ramos
France results and fixtures
  • Sunday 2 February: France 24 England 17
  • Sunday 9 February: France 35 Italy 22 
  • Saturday 22 February: Wales 23 France 27  
  • Sunday 8 March: Scotland vs. France (3pm GMT; BBC)  
  • Saturday 14 March: France vs. Ireland (8pm GMT; BBC)

Ireland squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Dave Heffernan, Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, Andrew Porter, Tom O'Toole, Jack McGrath, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Devin Toner, Ultan Dillane, Peter O'Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander, Max Deegan, Caelan Doris, Jack O'Donoghue 
  • Backs: Conor Murray, John Cooney, Luke McGrath, Johnny Sexton (captain), Ross Byrne, Billy Burns, Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Chris Farrell, Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Dave Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Will Addison
Ireland results and fixtures
  • Saturday 1 February: Ireland 19 Scotland 12
  • Saturday 8 February: Ireland 24 Wales 14
  • Sunday, 23 February: England 24 Ireland 12
  • Ireland vs. Italy: postponed   
  • Saturday 14 March: France vs. Ireland (8pm GMT; BBC)

Italy squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Luca Bigi (captain), Dean Bubb, Niccolo Cannone, Pietro Ceccarelli, Oliviero Fabiani, Danilo Fischetti, Marco Lazzaroni, Giovanni Licata, Andrea Lovotti, Johan Meyer, Sebastian Negri, Jake Polledri, Marco Riccioni, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Abraham Steyn, Federico Zani, Alessandro Zanni, Giosuè Zilocchi 
  • Backs: Tommaso Allan, Mattia Bellini, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michelangelo Biondelli, Giulio Bisegni, Tommaso Boni, Callum Braley, Carlo Canna, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Luca Morisi, Edoardo Padovani, Guglielmo Palazzani, Leonardo Sarto, Alberto Sgarbi, Marcello Violi
Italy results and fixtures
  • Saturday 1 February: Wales 42 Italy 0
  • Sunday 9 February: France 35 Italy 22 
  • Saturday 22 February: Italy 0 Scotland 17 
  • Ireland vs. Italy: postponed  
  • Saturday 14 March: Italy vs. England - postponed

Scotland squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Fraser Brown, Alex Craig, Luke Crosbie, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Cornell du Preez, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Tom Gordon, Nick Haining, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Jamie Ritchie, Rory Sutherland, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson
  • Backs: Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg (captain), George Horne, Rory Hutchinson, Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Sean Maitland, Matt Scott, Byron McGuigan, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Kyle Steyn, Ratu Tagive
Scotland results and fixtures
  • Saturday 1 February: Ireland 19 Scotland 12  
  • Saturday 8 February: Scotland 6 England 13  
  • Saturday 22 February: Italy 0 Scotland 17
  • Sunday 8 March: Scotland vs. France (3pm GMT; BBC)  
  • Saturday 14 March: Wales vs. Scotland (2.15pm GMT; BBC and S4C) 

Wales squad, results and fixtures

  • Forwards: Rhys Carre, Rob Evans, Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias , Ken Owens , Leon Brown, WillGriff John, Dillon Lewis , Jake Ball , Adam Beard, Seb Davies , Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Will Rowlands, Cory Hill, Aaron Shingler , Aaron Wainwright, Taulupe Faletau, Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi , Justin Tipuric
  • Backs: Gareth Davies , Rhys Webb, Tomos Williams , Dan Biggar, Owen Williams, Jarrod Evans , Hadleigh Parkes , Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, George North, Josh Adams, Owen Lane, Johnny McNicholl , Louis Rees-Zammit, Jonah Holmes, Leigh Halfpenny , Liam Williams
Wales results and fixtures
  • Saturday 1 February: Wales 42 Italy 0
  • Saturday 8 February: Ireland 24 Wales 14 
  • Saturday 22 February: Wales 23 France 27  
  • Saturday 7 March: England vs. Wales (4.45pm GMT; ITV and S4C)  
  • Saturday 14 March: Wales vs. Scotland (2.15pm GMT; BBC and S4C)

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