Six Nations games in Wales WILL go ahead but could be played behind closed doors with England set for no restrictions

SIX NATIONS games in Wales WILL go ahead but could be played behind closed doors, whilst matches in England will have no restrictions on crowd capacity.

England are the only competing team in the tournament without Covid-related crowd restrictions.

In Wales, no fans are allowed at top-level sports events.

In Scotland, a maximum of 500 people are allowed at outdoor sports events, whilst in Ireland and France, crowds are capped at 5,000.

And according to Wales Online, there's no indication the Welsh government will lift restrictions despite the Six Nations being a month away.

The Welsh Rugby Union would be hit with another financial blow for the second year in a row should the team be forced to play at the Principality Stadium without fans.

They suffered huge losses in the millions as a result, something they want to avoid this time.

Wales are due to host Scotland, France and Italy over the course of the competition.

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The Telegraph are reporting that the organisers are drawing up contingency plans for some matches to be played behind closed doors.

Calls with Unions and national governments are taking place to determine the state of play come February 5 when the tournament begins.

And with postponements unlikely due to the already busy rugby calendar, affected matches could be held behind closed doors.

The possibility of playing affected matches in England also hasn't been ruled out.

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