Autumn Nations Cup 2020: When does it start, how does it work and what TV channel are the games on?

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Autumn Nations Cup 2020 when start how does it work and what TV channel are the games on?
Autumn Nations Cup 2020 when start how does it work and what TV channel are the games on?

What is it?

A new international competition between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Fiji, and Georgia. It is a separate competition to the 2020 Six Nations, which will be completed before the Autumn Nations Cup starts.

How does it work?

There are two pools of four countries in the tournament. Group A consists of England, Ireland, Wales, and Georgia. Group B is made up of France, Scotland, Italy, and Fiji. 

Each team will play the other three teams in their group, over the course of the first three weekends of the competition.

Each group will be its own mini league. Each team in Group A will face the team in the corresponding position in Group B. Therefore, the two first place teams will contest for first overall and so on. This means that all eight teams are guaranteed four matches over the course of the four weekends.

What TV Channel is it on?

Amazon Prime have the main broadcast rights for the tournament, although a number of the matches will also be shown on Channel 4, including England-Ireland.

Read more: England squad and team news

Autumn Nations Cup fixtures and TV channel

Round 1

  • Ireland vs Wales, 7pm on 13 November – Channel 4

  • Italy vs Scotland, 12.45pm on 14 November – Amazon

  • England vs Georgia, 3pm on 14 November – Amazon

  • France vs Fiji, 3pm on 15 November – Amazon

Round 2

  • Italy vs Fiji, 12.45pm on 21 November – Amazon

  • England vs Ireland, 3pm on 21 November – Channel 4 and Amazon

  • Wales vs Georgia, 5.15pm on 21 November – Amazon

  • Scotland vs France, 3pm on 22 November – Amazon

Round 3

  • Scotland vs Fiji, 1.45pm on 28 November – Amazon

  • Wales vs England, 4pm on 28 November – Amazon

  • France vs Italy, 8pm on 28 November – Amazon

  • Ireland vs Georgia, 2pm on 29 November – Channel 4

Finals Weekend

  • Georgia vs TBD, 12pm on 5 December – Amazon

  • Ireland vs TBD, 2.15pm on 5 December – Amazon

  • Wales vs TBD, 4.45pm on 5 December – Amazon

  • England vs TBD, 2pm on 6 December – Amazon

Read more: Autumn Nations Cup 2020 fixtures list