Women's Six Nations to resume on October 25th

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The 2020 women's Six Nations championship will resume with round four matches on October 25th, seven months after the tournament was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said today.

Both the women and men's competitions were suspended in March, with four matches in the men's event to be completed and six in the women's.

Ireland will take on Italy in Energia Park on October 25th, followed by Scotland hosting France at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow the same day.

The final round matches, involving all six teams, will be played on November 1st, while Italy's third round match against Scotland has been rescheduled for December 6th in Parma.

"Despite the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, we have been at all times absolutely determined to conclude this year's Six Nations women's championship," Six Nations CEO Ben Morel said in a statement.

"While we will remain vigilant in the current fast changing environment, we are nonetheless delighted to announce this schedule today."

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In the men's tournament, Ireland and Italy will play their game in hand at the Aviva Stadium on October 24th before the final round, which will see Andy Farrell's side play France in Paris on October 31st. -Reuters

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