2020 Six Nations Championship
|2020 Six Nations Championship|
|Date||1 February – 14 March 2020|
The 2020 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) will be the 21st Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 126th edition of the competition (including all the tournament's previous versions as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship).
|England||Twickenham Stadium||82,000||London||Eddie Jones|
|France||Stade de France||81,338||Saint-Denis||Fabien Galthié|
|Ireland||Aviva Stadium||51,700||Dublin||Andy Farrell||TBA|
|Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||67,144||Edinburgh||Gregor Townsend|
|Wales||Millennium Stadium||73,931||Cardiff||Wayne Pivac|
Table ranking rules
- Four points are awarded for a win.
- Two points are awarded for a draw.
- A bonus point is awarded to a team that scored four or more tries in a match or loses a match by seven points or fewer. If a team scored four tries in a match and loses by seven points or fewer, they are awarded both bonus points.
- Three bonus points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (a Grand Slam). This ensured that a Grand Slam winning team would top the table with at least 23 points – a team could lose a match but still win two bonus points and win the other four matches with four try bonus points for a maximum of 22 points.
- If two or more teams were tied on match points, the team with the better points difference (points scored less points conceded) is ranked higher.
- If the above tiebreaker failed to separate tied teams, the team that scored the higher number of total tries in their matches is ranked higher.
- If two or more teams remained tied for first place at the end of the championship after applying the above tiebreakers, the title will be shared between them.
The fixtures were announced on 20 March 2019. For the first time since 2013 no matches were scheduled on a Friday night. The final match of the tournament also returned to peak time for the first time since 2016.
- "Wales crush Ireland to win third Six Nations grand slam in 11 years". Guardian. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
- "Fixtures announced for 2020 and 2021 Championships". Six Nations Rugby. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.