Women's Six Nations: Dates finalised for resumption of tournament

Women's Six Nations captains Siwan Lillicrap, Gaelle Hermet, Sarah Hunter, Giada Franco, Ciara Griffin and Rachel Malcolm
England lead the 2020 Women's Six Nations standings

The Women's Six Nations will resume on 25 October with Scotland taking on France in Glasgow and Ireland hosting Italy.

The competition was suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic with six matches still to be completed.

Three more matches will be held on 1 November when England play Italy in Parma, Wales host Scotland and Ireland travel to France.

The final game of the tournament sees Italy host Scotland on 6 November.

England lead the standings, eight points ahead of France who have a game in hand.

"Despite the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, we have been at all times absolutely determined to conclude this year's Six Nations Women's Championship," said Six Nations chief executive Ben Morel.

"While we will remain vigilant in the current fast-changing environment, we are nonetheless delighted to announce this schedule."

The 2020 women's Six Nations table as it stands - 1. England 2. France 3. Ireland 4. Italy 5. Scotland 6. Wales