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News24.com | Scots to meet Rugby World Cup conquerors Japan in 8-nation tournament: reports

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News24.com | Scots to meet Rugby World Cup conquerors Japan in 8-nation tournament: reports

Kenki Fukuoka of Japan takes Chris Harris and Darcy Graham of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama on October 13, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Kenki Fukuoka of Japan takes Chris Harris and Darcy Graham of Scotland staunch by the Rugby World Cup 2019 Crew A game between Japan and Scotland at World Stadium Yokohama on October 13, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Record by Stu Forster/Getty Pictures)

Scotland will procure the probability to avenge their defeat by 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts Japan when the Six Nations international locations alongside with the Eastern and crowd-fair appropriate-looking out Fiji compete in an eight-nation match from 14 November to 5 December, British media reported on Tuesday.

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The last suits of the Six Nations – Italy v Ireland and the elephantine spherical of closing games which had been postponed due to lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic in March – will be played on 24 and 31 October, based mostly totally on a proposed thought by World Rugby.

The fashioned tours by southern hemisphere heavyweights to the northern hemisphere won’t happen because the Rugby Championship is at possibility of be staged after the Six Nations finishes.

The Six Nations and Rugby Championship dates are because of be voted on by World Rugby Council on Thursday.

The eight-nation match in Europe will be divided into two pools of four teams.

In step with the reports, England will face Wales, Ireland and Fiji in a single neighborhood, with the latter two fixtures at Twickenham and the venue of the first game detached to be made up our minds.

Wales are believed to deserve to play their autumn Assessments in London.

In the comparatively a number of pool, Scotland will host Japan and France at Murrayfield and face Italy in Rome.

The suits will be played over four consecutive weekends with finals day on 5 December, when the winner of Pool A would face the winner of Pool B, 2d in Pool A would meet 2d in Pool B, and third taking part in third and fourth in opposition to fourth.

Official confirmation of the time desk and the venues is anticipated in August.

‘Additional impact’

England’s Premiership Rugby has already voiced its discontent with the dates and the French League (LNR) is for sure to agree to swimsuit.

Both were necessary of the manner in which the talks in regards to the rescheduled calendar were conducted and the Premiership mutter seven weekends of global suits is simply too many.

“Premiership Rugby and its golf equipment absorb already equipped compromises and agreed to stretch the worldwide window from four weekends to six, offering a resolution that will perchance well perchance permit the completion of the Six Nations match, accommodate an further game with England v Barbarians, and permit for the four global suits in the November window,” it mentioned in an announcement.

“The Premiership has also agreed to originate the 2020-21 Premiership Rugby season staunch by the 2020 global window, on 20 November, to permit the promoting campaign to be performed before subsequent summer’s Lions tour (of South Africa).

“So an additional transient amendment to regulation 9, which governs participant unlock for Test suits, for weekends in December, would absorb an additional impact on the Premiership and desires to be shunned.”

Whether or not spectators will be allowed to support the internationals has yet to be made up our minds.

There are several pilot schemes being hosted for the time being from cricket at The Oval – 1 000 participants handiest had been permitted – to the last day of Beautiful Goodwood racing Festival this Saturday the save 4 000 will be allowed in but a maximum of 500 in eight enclosures.

The Rugby Soccer Union chief government Bill Sweeney has mentioned he hoped 40 000 followers will be allowed into Twickenham, which has a ability of 82 000, but The Cases suggests the restrict will be 28 000.

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