Matt Cooper: Clock is ticking on whether all the Six Nations games will be held in England

With restrictions on attendances in Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and France not wanting any visitors travelling from England at all – playing all the matches in England in full capacity stadiums might seem attractive. But would it be like Cheltenham 2020 all over again, only worse?

Ireland in action against England at the Aviva during last year’s Six Nations which was played behind closed doors: the deadline is looming on a decision about venues for this year’s tournament. Picture by Charles McQuillan/Getty