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Will the Six Nations take place in Wales next month?

Mark Drakeford was asked about the Six Nations and whether they are moving forward in the next few months when he was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales this morning.

Big question marks remain as to what will happen for Wales’ Six Nations home games set to take place over the next few months, with Wayne Pivac’s men due to host Scotland on February 12, followed by France on March 11 and Italy on March 19.

Hosting matches in England has been raised as a possible contingency plan as there are no crowd restrictions at the moment meaning much needed income from gate receipts could be generated.

The Prime Minister said: “We will continue to work with Welsh Rugby Union and will continue to review the rules every week. If it is possible to play at home, safely, without putting people at risk, of course it is. what we want to do.

“I think the record of the Welsh Rugby Union throughout the pandemic has been commendable. It was the Welsh Rugby Union that called off the game against Scotland at the start of the pandemic, before governments asked them to do so. to do, Welsh Rugby Union which made the Principality Stadium available as a field hospital, and the Welsh Rugby Union which organized the Autumn Internationals with the new Covid pass in place with great success.

“They have always played their part in helping to keep people safe in Wales, and I am sure they will want to continue to ensure that this reputation for working closely with the Welsh government, and doing the right thing thing is how their decision making will be guided. “

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