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?
It is less than a month before the start of this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament, and there has been some talk – most likely fanciful – that the entire tournament might have to be played in England.
The reason? Ireland has a capacity limit of 5,000 people at matches, and Scotland and Wales are allowing even smaller crowds – 500 and 50 respectively. France doesn’t want people coming in from Britain at all, and ...