World Rugby accepted a momentary worldwide schedule on Thursday that opens the door for Japan’s nationwide group to potentially complete versus leading European sides from the Six Nations Championship.
The brand-new schedule, a feedback to the interruption triggered by the unique coronavirus pandemic, will certainly enable the Six Nations 2 successive weekend breaks from Oct. 24 to full its routine, which had actually been delayed considering that March.
Japan gamers posture for a picture after the group’s 26-3 loss to South Africa in a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Chofu, western Tokyo, on Oct. 20, 2019. (Kyodo)
Following one week off, the schedule permits for 4 successive weeks of internationals. To fill up those days, numerous media records have Japan as well as Fiji signing up with the Six Nations sides in an eight-team, two-pool competitors.
Travel limitations allowing, Japan would certainly complete — according to a record in the Guardian — in a swimming pool with Italy, Scotland as well as France, while Fiji would certainly sign up with England, Wales as well as Ireland. Each side would certainly play all its swimming pool challengers. The last week would certainly see each group contest versus the nationwide side that ended up in the very same setting in the various other swimming pool.
Following Japan’s captivating success finally year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, the Brave Blossoms had actually set up summer season examinations with England as well as fall examinations versus Scotland as well as Ireland, however all have actually been terminated due to the pandemic.