Autumn Tests to be replaced by 8 team tournament
Posted by: Davidten31 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 July, 2020 10:58

Just read the articles online in the Guardian and BBC websites, ref the inclusion of Japan & Fiji into the Autumn Internationals. I was interested to read that the premiership clubs will be without their internationals for the first three rounds of the new Premiership 20/21 season.
With the late finish of this season / Cup games and the other clubs internationals away playing in the Autumn Internationals, hopefully this won’t affect Newcastle too much and we can hit the ground running. It will be interesting to see who we have once the fixtures are released and will we be able to capitalize on this.

Re: Autumn Tests to be replaced by 8 team tournament
Posted by: GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
Date: 28 July, 2020 12:45

We need to take advantage of the likes of Leicester losing a host of players through those times.

Re: Autumn Tests to be replaced by 8 team tournament
Posted by: matt1il (IP Logged)
Date: 28 July, 2020 12:56

So on current timing (from the few stories I read) the end of this/start of next season looks like this, looking very busy if an English club reaches the finals and has internationals in it, they'd get only the 7th Nov off!

3rd: Pro14 20/21 season starts
16/17th: Euro finals
24th Prem Final (& Ire v Ita)
25th Eng friendly rumoured (Baa-baas at Twickenham?)
31st: 6N finale weekend

14th: New Premiership season starts
14th, 21st, 28th: New 6N tournament Group Stages

5: New 6N tournament Finals

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