Six Nations heads into Super Saturday that may not bring title winner | Robert Kitson

Will there be final twist or another whole chapter in a tournament that could yet morph into Frantic Friday?

When the 2021 Six Nations schedule was initially released it was popularly assumed the pivotal “Super Saturday” fixture would kick off at tea-time in Dublin. The prospects of Ireland v England being an amuse?bouche to the main event were on a par with the championship taking place without the presence of a single paying spectator.

It just goes to show the reliable unpredictability of the Six Nations, a fact worth contemplating as Wales and France await their Parisian denouement in a city under lockdown. Will there be one final twist? Or another whole chapter? It is still possible the entire Welsh nation will have to endure a further six days of agony and end up having to rely on Scotland doing them a sizeable favour next Friday night.

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