With the 2022 Six Nations fast approaching and the Covid numbers rising the whole time, there are calls for this years Six Nations tournament to be held entirely in England. Wales and Scotland have no fans allowed attend matches at the moment and Ireland has only 5,000 permitted into the grounds.
That is all due to change in the coming weeks, but with the Six Nations due to start in February, is it time to make a call and choose one country?
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Welsh Government tell WRU they will be 'disappointed' if Six Nations games are moved to England amid cash warninghttps://t.co/9sPFwrjrAh
— WalesOnline Rugby (@WalesRugby) January 6, 2022
Sporting bodies also keen on update on when fans can return in numbers. Reports suggest all Six Nations matches could be moved to England – SRU say preference is still to play home matches in Edinburgh. SPFL awaiting response after asking for clarity on fans and funding. https://t.co/yxEDyIxiLP
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) January 5, 2022
With Wales understood to be considering playing their home games in England, Exeter Chiefs' Rob Baxter has become the latest to back calls for the 2022 Six Nations to be hosted in one country | @bencoles_https://t.co/s2R5aqV8TA
— Telegraph Rugby (@TelegraphRugby) January 5, 2022
Sir Ian McGeechan has called on rugby authorities and governments to look into the possibility of playing Scotland’s home Six Nations games in England should the current restrictions on crowds in the country spill into February. https://t.co/bDpW9gU09Z
— The Scotsman (@TheScotsman) January 5, 2022
Rugby is nothing without fans 🙄 make this happen!! 😩 https://t.co/KPQAy89KZI
— Louis Rees-Zammit ⚡️ (@LouisReesZammit) January 5, 2022
Wales will be looking to win back the Six Nations this year after a disappointing Autumn series, but France will be strong favourites after looking extremely impressive against the All Blacks in November.