2020 Women's Six Nations Championship

The 2020 Women's Six Nations Championship was the 19th series of the Women's Six Nations Championship, an annual women's rugby union competition between six European rugby union national teams. Matches were originally scheduled for February and March 2020, on the same weekends as the men's tournament, if not always the same day.[2]

2020 Women's Six Nations Championship
Date2 February – 6 December 2020
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions England (16th title)
Grand Slam England (15th title)
Triple Crown England (21st title)
Matches played12
Tries scored73 (6.08 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Emily Scarratt (55)
Top try scorer(s)
Player of the tournamentEngland Emily Scarratt[1]
Official websiteOfficial website
2019 (Previous) (Next) 2021

Seven matches in the tournament were postponed due to health and safety reasons. The match between Scotland and England was originally scheduled for Sunday 9 February but was postponed to the following day with no public admission due to Storm Ciara.[3] The game between Ireland and Wales was played as planned on 9 February.[4] Italy's matches with Scotland, Ireland and England, scheduled for 23 February, 8 March and 15 March respectively, were all postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.[5][6] Scotland's game against France was also postponed due to an undisclosed player testing positive of the virus and seven other players and management self-isolating.[7] On 10 November, it was announced that the remaining three fixtures would be cancelled.[8]

Table edit

Position Nation Matches Points Tries Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff T BP L BP GS BP
1   England 5 5 0 0 219 20 +199 34 4 0 3 27
2   France 4 2 1 1 121 42 +79 17 2 1 0 13
3   Ireland 4 3 0 1 70 60 +10 11 1 0 0 13
4   Italy 4 1 0 3 36 135 –99 5 0 0 0 4
5   Scotland 3 0 1 2 27 84 –57 3 0 1 0 3
6   Wales 4 0 0 4 34 166 –132 5 0 1 0 1

Fixtures edit

Week 1 edit

Test: 1381 2 February 2020 (1 BP) France   13–19   England Stade du Hameau, Pau  
13:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Try: Sansus 24' c
Con: Trémoulière (1/1) 25'
Pen: Trémoulière (2/2) 36', 75'
Report Try: Dow 9' m
Fleetwood 18' c
Scarratt 62' c
Con: Scarratt (2/3) 20', 63'
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)


Test: 1382 2 February 2020 Ireland   18–14   Scotland (1 BP) Donnybrook, Dublin  
13:00 GMT (UTC±00:00) Try:

Pen: Murphy (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Thomson 40' +2 c
Wassell 76' c
Con: Nelson (1/1) 40' +3
Skeldon (1/1) 77'
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)


Test: 1383 2 February 2020 (1 BP) Wales   15–19   Italy Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff  
14:00 GMT (UTC±00:00) Try: H. Jones 37' c
K. Jones 64' m
Con: Wilkins (1/2) 38'
Pen: Wilkins (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Bettoni 33' m
Magatti 54' c
Stefan 59' c
Con: Sillari (2/3) 56', 60'
Referee: Sara Cox (England)

Week 2 edit

Test: 1384 8 February 2020 (1 BP) France   45–10   Italy Stade Beaublanc, Limoges  
21:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Try: Forlani 5' c
Banet (2) 17' c, 32' c
Annery 44' c
Penalty try 78'
Sansus 80' +1 c
Con: Trémoulière (4/4) 6', 18', 33', 45'
Bourdon (1/1) 80' +2
Pen: Trémoulière (1/1) 12'
Report Try: Barattin 40' +5 c
Con: Sillari (1/1) 40' +6
Pen: Sillari (1/1) 27'
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)


Test: 9 February 2020 Scotland   (Postponed)   England Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow  
12:10 GMT (UTC±00:00) Report Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)


Test: 1385 9 February 2020 (1 BP) Ireland   31–12   Wales Donnybrook, Dublin  
13:00 GMT (UTC±00:00) Try: Parsons 17' m
Moloney 26' c
Delany 33' m
Djougang 42' c
Penalty try 80' +1
Con: Keohane (2/4) 27', 44'
Report Try: Smyth 40' m
Lillicrap 47' c
Con: Wilkins (1/2) 47'
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)


Test: 1386 10 February 2020 Scotland   0–53   England (1 BP) Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  
13:30 GMT (UTC±00:00) Report Try: Bern 3' c
Breach 31' m
Dow (2) 37' c, 56' m
E. Scott (2) 43' m, 49' c
Hunter 64' c
MacDonald 77' c
Con: Scarratt (5/8) 4', 38', 49', 65', 78'
Pen: Scarratt (1/1) 19'
Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)

Week 3 edit

Test: 1387 23 February 2020 Wales   0–50   France (1 BP) Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff  
12:00 GMT (UTC±00:00) Report Try: Banet (2) 3' m, 37' c
Sansus (2) 30' c, 51' m
N'Diaye 47' c
M. Ménager 63' c
Annery 67' m
Boudard 76' c
Con: Trémoulière (5/8) 31', 39', 48', 64', 78'
Referee: Nikki O'Donnell (England)


Test: 1388 23 February 2020 (1 BP) England   27–0   Ireland Castle Park, Doncaster  
12:45 GMT (UTC±00:00) Try: Hunter 4' c
Dow 14' m
Breach 27' m
Fleetwood 40' m
McKenna 59' m
Con: Scarratt (1/5) 4'
Report Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)


Test: 23 February 2020 Italy   (Postponed)   Scotland Stadio Giovanni Mari, Legnano  
18:10 CET (UTC+01:00) Report

Week 4 edit

Test: 1391 7 March 2020 (1 BP) England   66–7   Wales Twickenham Stoop, London  
12:05 GMT (UTC±00:00) Try: P. Cleall (3) 7' c, 12' c, 51' c
Daley-McLean 28' m
Fleetwood 39' c
Millar-Mills 43' c
Cokayne 56' c
Aldcroft 66' c
Botterman 71' c
McKenna 79' m
Con: Scarratt (8/10) 8', 13', 40', 44', 52', 56', 67', 72'
Report Try: Penalty try 63' Referee: Amber McLachlan (Australia)


Test: 7 March 2020 Scotland   (Postponed)   France Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow  
19:45 GMT (UTC±00:00)


Test: 8 March 2020 Ireland   (Postponed)   Italy Donnybrook, Dublin  
13:00 GMT (UTC±00:00) Report Referee: Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Francesca Martin (Wales)
Television match official:
Ian Davies (Wales)

Week 5 edit

Test: 15 March 2020 Wales   (Postponed)   Scotland Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff  
13:10 GMT (UTC±00:00) Report Referee: Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Nikki O'Donnell (England)
Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Television match official:
Claire Hodnett (England)


Test: 15 March 2020 Italy   (Postponed)   England Stadio Plebiscito, Padua  
14:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Referee: Aurelie Groizeleau (France)

Touch judges:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Doriane Domenjo (France)
Television match official:
Éric Gauzins (France)


Test: 15 March 2020 France   (Postponed)   Ireland Stadium Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq  
14:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Referee: Amber McLachlan (Australia)

Touch judges:
Sara Cox (England)
Francesca Martin (Wales)
Television match official:
Ian Davies (Wales)

Reschedule edit

Test: 1393 24 October 2020 Ireland   21–7   Italy Donnybrook, Dublin  
18:30 IST (UTC+01:00) Try: Peat 36' c
Molloy 40' +1 c
Penalty try 70'
Con: Tyrrell (2/2) 37', 40' +2
Report Try: Bettoni 15' c
Con: Sillari (1/1) 16'
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)


Test: 1394 25 October 2020 Scotland   13–13   France Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow  
14:20 GMT (UTC+00:00) Try: Shankland 73' c
Con: Nelson (1/1) 75'
Pen: Nelson (2/2) 11', 64'
Report Try: N'Diaye 6' m
Sochat 45' m
Pen: Trémoulière (1/1) 22'
Referee: Sara Cox (England)


Test: 1 November 2020 Wales   (Cancelled)   Scotland Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff  
16:15 GMT (UTC+00:00) Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)


Test: 1395 1 November 2020 Italy   0–54   England (1 BP) Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma  
18:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Try: Kildunne 4' c
P. Cleall 16' c
Scarratt 31' c
Ward 36' c
Bern 59' c
Breach 69' m
Riley 78' c
Packer 80' +2 c
Con: Scarratt (5/5) 6', 17', 32', 37', 60'
Harrison (2/3) 79', 80' +3
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)


Test: 1 November 2020 France   (Cancelled)   Ireland Stadium Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq  
14:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Referee: Nikki O'Donnell (England)


Test: 6 December 2020 Italy   (Cancelled)   Scotland Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma  
17:20 CET (UTC+01:00) Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Statistics edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Dupont and Scarratt win Player of the Championship awards". Six Nations Rugby. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 Women's Six Nations". worldrugby.org. World Rugby. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Storm Ciara: Man City v West Ham, rugby, WSL matches, horse racing all off". BBC Sport. 9 February 2020.
  4. ^ Duffy, Emma (9 February 2020). "Five-try Ireland get the better of Wales and Storm Ciara to go two from two in Six Nations". The 42. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Coronavirus: Italy v Scotland Women among games postponed". BBC Sport. 23 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus: Ireland v Italy Six Nations games postponed over health concerns". BBC Sport. 26 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Coronavirus: Scotland v France Women postponed due to positivity and self-isolation". BBC Sport. 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Remaining Women's Six Nations games cancelled, RWC qualifiers postponed". BBC Sport. 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.

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