The XV of France will start their tournament on February 6 against Italy.
Adrian DENNIS / AFP
No postponement of the VI Nations tournament is envisaged "at the present time" and it "never really was a question" of playing the matches in one place, said Wednesday the general manager of the tournament Benjamin Morel.
"Any other option can be considered depending on future constraints but for now we are focused on the organization as it is planned" from February 6 to March 20, he said during a press briefing. by videoconference.
Faced with the resurgence of the pandemic, Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti, also owner of the Arena located in Nanterre, assured that the venue was a candidate to host the 2021 VI Nations Tournament.
The XV of France will start in Italy
“Concerning the organization on a place, this was mentioned by some, but it was never really questioned, because we think that from a point of view of the protocol and the security, each federation has its own secure training camp ”and“ commercial commitments in terms of stadium visibility ”, explained Benjamin Morel.
To the question "plan B therefore comes down to a postponement?"
", Benjamin Morel replied:" Yes but we are not considering it at the present time.
The general manager of the Tournament also indicated that he was waiting for “clarifications” from the French government concerning the septaine on arrival on the territory, which could concern in particular the British teams.
The XV of France, which is currently preparing in Nice, must receive Scotland on February 28 and Wales on March 20.
They will start the Tournament on February 6 in Rome against Italy.
His second match is due to take place in Dublin on February 14.
Fabien Galthié's team must travel another time to England on March 13.
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