2021 Six Nations Championship
|2021 Six Nations Championship|
|Date||6 February – 20 March 2021|
The 2021 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) will be the 22nd Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 127th 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||Owen Farrell|
|France||Stade de France||81,338||Saint-Denis||TBA||Guilhem Guirado|
|Ireland||Aviva Stadium||51,700||Dublin||Andy Farrell||TBA|
|Italy||Stadio Olimpico||73,261||Rome||Conor O'Shea||TBA|
|Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||67,144||Edinburgh||Gregor Townsend||Greig Laidlaw|
|Wales||Millennium Stadium||73,931||Cardiff||Wayne Pivac||Alun Wyn Jones|
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 along with the previous year's fixtures. As with 2020, no matches were scheduled on a Friday night and the final match of the tournament was scheduled for peak time.
- "Fixtures announced for 2020 and 2021 Championships". Six Nations Rugby. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.