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Two New Teams To Join Six Nations Sides For Autumn Tournament

Two New Teams To Join Six Nations Sides For Autumn Tournament

After a long absence, we are only around the corner from the return of international rugby.

The 2020 Six Nations was put on hiatus at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with a number of fixtures still to be played. Ireland will face Italy on October 24th, before the full final round of games takes place one week later.

There will be no traditional autumn internationals this year, with the Southern Hemispheres nations not making their annual trip to this part of the world.

Instead, those games will be replaced a brand new tournament.

The 'Autumn Nations Cup' will take place over four weeks beginning on November 13th, with the final games taking place on December 6th.

The tournament will feature each of the Six Nations teams, as well as Georgia and Fiji. The groups for the tournament are as followed:

Group A: England, Ireland, Wales and Georgia
Group B: France, Scotland, Italy and Fiji

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Ireland will open the tournament with a game against Wales at the Aviva Stadium at 7pm on Friday, November 13th. Andy Farrell's side will then travel to England eight days later, before hosting Georgia on November 29th.

Their final game will take place in Dublin on December 5th, with their opponents yet to be decided.

The final round of fixtures will see the top placed side in 'Group A' take on the first placed side in 'Group B', with the second-placed teams facing off, and so on.

With the Six Nations still very much up for grabs, this could be a very interesting end to the year for Ireland.

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Gary Connaughton

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