Six Nations 2021: Wales face France in Paris for Grand Slam in unfamiliar circumstances

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Wales rugby fans are all set for another potential Grand Slam Saturday – but it will be a day unlike any others.

Scotland host Italy and England travel to Dublin as the Six Nations appetisers before the main course in Paris with only France and unbeaten Wales still able to win the tournament.

A win would clinch Wales’ fifth Grand Slam of the Six Nations era.

But because of Covid-19 this would be the first without fans at the game or in pubs and rugby clubs across Wales.

Whether events will be resolved on ‘Super Saturday’ remains to be seen with Scotland still to travel to Paris on 26 March, six days after the anticipated end of the tournament.

The original game in February was called off because of Covid-19 cases in the France camp which has potentially spoiled the concept of everything being finalised on the last day.

Wales draw and they are crowned champions while there is a scenario where they could lose but still claim the title, if they pick up a bonus point and France do not. After that it could get complicated and go to the final fixture.

What is not in doubt is Wayne Pivac’s men can take away all the uncertainty by triumphing in Paris and winning a 13th Grand Slam to equal England’s tally.

Agencies

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