Women's Six Nations set to be delayed

England secured the Grand Slam in November with victory over Italy

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

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

But the coronavirus lockdowns throughout Europe have difficult planning and BBC Sport understands the beginning of the match shall 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 absolutely skilled aspect within the match, whereas France are semi-professional.

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

“A lot of work is being done on the planning of the Women’s Six Nations Championship factoring the updated and fast-evolving measures in each country,” stated a Six Nations spokesperson. “We will communicate in due course.”

In 2020, three Women’s Six Nations fixtures have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

England have been the one dwelling nation to play all 5 of their 2020 fixtures, with Scotland enjoying three and Wales and Ireland enjoying 4.

This 12 months Ireland, Scotland and Italy’s Six Nations fixtures can 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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