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Ladies’s Six Nations: Event set to be pushed again to April

England's Emily Scarrett against Italy
England secured the Grand Slam in November with victory over Italy

The 2021 Ladies’s Six Nations is about to be pushed again and begin in April.

The match usually runs on the identical weekends as the boys’s occasion, which begins on 6 February.

However the coronavirus lockdowns throughout Europe have sophisticated planning and BBC Sport understands the beginning of the match can be delayed.

The competitors is a key a part of groups’ preparations for the World Cup, which is because of happen in New Zealand from mid-September.

England, who gained a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam in 2020, are the one totally skilled aspect within the match, whereas France are semi-professional.

The vast majority of gamers from Eire, Wales, Scotland and Italy are newbie, creating points round testing, bubbles and journey.

“A number of work is being accomplished on the planning of the Ladies’s Six Nations Championship factoring the up to date and fast-evolving measures in every nation,” stated a Six Nations spokesperson. “We’ll talk sooner or later.”

In 2020, three Ladies’s Six Nations fixtures had been cancelled due to coronavirus.

England had been the one house nation to play all 5 of their 2020 fixtures, with Scotland enjoying three and Wales and Eire enjoying 4.

This yr Eire, Scotland and Italy’s Six Nations fixtures might also double as World Cup qualification matches as not one of the three sides have certified for the match, which is because of begin on 18 September.

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