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Angoose
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The 2020 Six Nations is set for a delayed but dramatic finale on Saturday with three teams still able to win the title.

Ireland, England and France all have the chance to win the championship - seven months later than originally scheduled. - with France hosting Ireland in the final match of the day.

Here are the remaining fixtures, coverage details and the permutations for each team to become champions.

Wales v Scotland - 14:15 GMT - live on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Italy v England - 16:45 GMT - live on ITV and BBC Radio 5 Live
France v Ireland - 20:05 GMT - live on BBC Two and BBC One plus BBC Radio 5 Live



Ireland
After beating Italy on Saturday Ireland have the most straightforward equation. They are the only team with their fate entirely in their own hands.

If Ireland earn a bonus-point win over France in Paris - achieved by scoring four tries or more - they are guaranteed to win the title.

They could still win the title with a four-point, non-bonus-point win.

With England expected to achieve a bonus-point victory over Italy, this would most likely come down to points difference.

Ireland's points difference is currently 23 points better than England so, if Ireland win with four points and England five, Ireland would still win the title as long as England's margin of victory was not 24 points greater than Ireland's.

Ireland would also be champions with a four-point win over France if England failed to get a winning bonus point, lost or drew with Italy.

If Ireland lose they cannot win the title.


England
England are the most likely champions.

They will win the title if they beat Italy with a bonus point and France beat Ireland, unless Les Blues earn a bonus-point win and secure a margin of victory two points greater than England's.

If England win with a bonus point and Ireland beat France without a bonus point, the title would come down to points difference.

England's points difference is 23 points worse than Ireland so in that instance they would need to beat Italy by a margin of 24 points more than Ireland's win.

England would also win the title by beating Italy without a bonus point if France also beat Ireland in the same fashion, as long as France's margin of victory was not two points greater than England's.

England will be champions if they win and Ireland and France draw.

If England lose or draw against Italy, then a win of any description or even a draw for Ireland would see them lift the title.


France
For France to win the 2020 Six Nations they must beat Ireland and better England's result against Italy.

If France and England achieve the same result, ie a four-point or five-point win, then France must overhaul England's points difference total.

France currently trail England's points difference by two so would need a margin of victory three greater than England's.

If teams finish tied on points and points difference then the championship will be decided on number of tries scored. France have scored 13 to England's nine.
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Report Angoose October 25, 2020 10:51 AM GMT
As a reminder ......

- Four points are awarded for a win.
- Two points are awarded for a draw.
- A try bonus point is awarded for scoring four or more tries in a match.
- A losing bonus point is awarded for losing by seven or fewer points.
- Three points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches, ie a Grand Slam.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:14 PM GMT
Why the late money for Scotland?
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:15 PM GMT
No Tipuric.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:17 PM GMT
Here we go Excited
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:18 PM GMT
Come on Scotland, do it for Mr Bond Excited
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:40 PM GMT
Scotland going through lots of phases, not generating lots of points though Sad
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:47 PM GMT
Only side in it at the minute.  As you say, not enough reward for all of the ball, though.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:49 PM GMT
Is the pad still a try here?  They've done away with that in the southern hemisphere.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:50 PM GMT
*base of the pad
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:52 PM GMT
20 May 2020

World Rugby has announced it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the base of the post protector.

The amendment to Law 8 was approved by the World Rugby Council during its special meeting held via teleconference and follows a recommendation by the international federation's Rugby Committee and specialist Laws Review Group.

With defending players currently legally obliged to stay behind the goal-line and post-protector shape and size increasing for welfare reasons, it is increasingly difficult for teams to legally defend this area.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:53 PM GMT
Cheers, Angoose.  Comms didn't seem to know that in the build-up to the try!
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:53 PM GMT
Conceded a try and Finn Russell goes off injured Cry
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 2:55 PM GMT
It crossed my mind as well and I began to think that, perhaps, I was imagining that it did count as a try.
I'd missed the rule change and just googled it.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 2:56 PM GMT
It does get confusing at times because some tournaments adopt some rule changes before others CrazyExcited
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
Lots of pens for Scotland.
Report Reveen October 31, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
Interesting rule change re: base.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:04 PM GMT
Was always a bit of an anomaly, plenty space along the entire width of the pitch that you can easily exclude the width of two posts.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:08 PM GMT
Of course, if there was something crazy on the pitch , such as a tree, then you may have to reconsider the rule Crazy

Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 3:09 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh
Report england_v_south_afri October 31, 2020 3:15 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh

Conditions not helping, hope for a better second half.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:21 PM GMT
Scruffy, scruffy match, Scotland got to make the most of it.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:34 PM GMT
One try could be enough for Scotland to win this Excited
We've got to score it though Sad
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 3:42 PM GMT
Well deserved
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:43 PM GMT
Got to see it out though.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 3:47 PM GMT
a one point game Scared
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 4:02 PM GMT
Can they see it out Confused
Or will it be a heartbreak finish Shocked
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 4:03 PM GMT
That will be that Grin
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 4:03 PM GMT
Definitely the best side on the day.  Wales been poor and given away far too many pens.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 4:04 PM GMT
Laugh Excited Crazy
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 4:05 PM GMT
So often though, Scotland have failed to win such matches, seeing it out is a big plus.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 8:27 PM GMT
More comms that have no idea that the base of the pad is no longer a try.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 8:52 PM GMT
40+ is huge on the draw, IMHO.
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 8:56 PM GMT
Yes, they are two well matched teams.
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 9:02 PM GMT
26.0 SP, not really sure why it's so much bigger now - granted neither side wants a draw, but then they didn't at KO either!
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 9:08 PM GMT
Maybe people just giving big greens away on account of it being a topsy-turvy match?
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 9:23 PM GMT
France are having a go at this!
Report Angoose October 31, 2020 9:32 PM GMT
Wha a try from Henshaw Grin
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 9:34 PM GMT
Think I possibly needed him to fail to convert that and the next two  WinkLaughLaughLaugh
Report Latalomne October 31, 2020 9:40 PM GMT
Irish lineout's a disaster
Report SontaranStratagem November 1, 2020 3:04 AM GMT
Well done England

When they get home they need to stay home don't they?

Ohhh no not "elite sportsman" CrazyCrazy
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