The organisers of the Six Nations are considering playing some of the matches at this year’s tournament behind closed doors if the COVID-19 situation doesn’t improve.
They’ve been holding talks with the six unions about contingency plans to potentially allow games to go ahead without supporters rather than postponing fixtures.
England is the only competing nation without crowd restrictions currently in place while Ireland is due to play three home games in the competition this season.
Meanwhile, Munster forwards coach Graham Rowntree has committed his future to the province by signing a two-year contract extension.
It’ll keep the former Lions and England coach at Thomond Park until the end of the 2024 season and he says it was an ‘easy decision’ to stay.
Munster’s head coach Johann van Graan is set to move to Bath next summer while senior coach Stephen Larkham will return to Australia to take up a role with the Brumbies.
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