Autumn Cup 2020: England in the final



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Autumn Cup 2020: England in the final

England beat Wales 24-13 and got the final of the Autumn Nations Cup 2020. On 6 December England will play the title final at Twickenham. English winger stumbles on a teammate and the Welsh center can dive into the oval and crush him.

Leigh Halfpenny transforms. At 15 'England responds with Slade, who is forgiven for the previous mistake: great merit of the goal, however, goes to Sam Underhill and Kyle Sinckler, who open the Welsh defense and then offer the trocar a comfortable superiority offshore.

Wales in this first half appears transformed, perfectly capable of keeping up with the rhythms of a match played by the English with very high intensity. At 51 'Wales is forced to throw a difficult touch on the defensive 5 meters, Taulupe Faletau is tackled by Underhill and dragged into the in-goal, a scrum ensues for the English who start with Billy Vunipola, but stopped a step away from the scoring , then, after a series of pick and go and on the offside advantage, it is Mako Vunipola who finds an opening and crushes and Farrell transforms.

At 56 'and 59' Biggar puts in two places for -5, but then between 66 'and 73' Farrell replies and brings his team back to a safe distance. The Englishman misses another one in the 76th minute, but then nothing else happens.

France defeated Italy 36-5 in Paris on the third day of the Autumn Nations Cup. A success that allows France to close Group B in first place with 3 wins out of 3 and 14 points and thus earn the final. in which he will face England.

Nothing changes for Italy, which closes third with the 5 points won at the table with Fiji behind Scotland, and which next Saturday will most likely challenge Wales in Llanelli for the fifth place in the tournamen.

The Six Nations 20201 is at risk!

The most important matter is the possibility of hosting teh crowds in the stadiums. with a reduced number federations would see their revenues drastically reduced and this is giving rise to the intention, with the countries of Great Britain in the front row, to postpone the next edition until a later date.

While the revenue from television rights would still remain, the share of revenue represented by the box office still has a large weight in federal revenue. It is still being discussed, but many are already of this idea. "We have to study all the hypotheses, but it is one of those we are evaluating," explained Six Nations director general Benjamin Morel.

What is certain is that starting the tournament from scratch without an audience in the stadiums would be inconvenient for all the teams taking part in it. England rugby team has a turnover that is almost 200 million higher than the Italian one.

It therefore becomes very simple to understand what the weight of the public and sponsors that such an event is able to create and why the proposal to postpone the tournament for a few months was born in UK. Moving it in the summer is just as complicated because next is the "year of the Lions", that is the moment when a team made up of the best players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland challenges the super powers of the southern hemisphere Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The event takes place every four years and occupies the entire summer time window. Having its origins in 1888, it is a very popular and loved event among British fans. The only possible time frame therefore remains next November, instead of the classic test matches, already canceled this year.

The main obstacle is finding new possible dates in which to play the 2021 edition. February is probably too early for fans to return. There are those who propose to start between March and April, but here the hypothesis is concrete that it is the clubs that say no, not wanting to give up their players to the national teams outside the classic time windows.

The question therefore remains quite complex, between economic interests at stake and a low propensity to give up after an already complicated year for the federation's calendars and coffers. While waiting for the vaccine, no one seems willing to take a step back.