6 Nations Postponed Until Next Year
AN UNFORESEEN loss by Ireland at the hands of France has left organisers of the 6 Nations rugby championship with no choice but to postpone the tournament until 2017, WWN can exclusively reveal.
Citing an already visible disinterest in the remainder of the tournament from Irish fans, 6 Nations top brass has decided not to go ahead with this year’s remaining fixtures.
“We’ll go again next year, obviously these circumstances were unfortunate, but you can’t go on supporting the team after this,” explained the head of Ireland’s Sort of Supporters Organisation (ISSO), Cormac Shortt.
“Don’t get me wrong, we’d support the team to the very end, come rain or shine provided we always have a chance of winning the thing, with this being impossible now we’re looking forward to next year’s tournament, and welcome this year’s cancellation,” he added.
This year’s tournament has been declared null and void thanks to input from ISSO, with no one declared a winner in the 2016 iteration of the rugby competition. Next year’s tournament will also see several new rules introduced including ‘leave Johnny Sexton alone’, ’12 points for Irish tries’ and the eligibility for Ireland of all New Zealand All Blacks players.
Confirming the news, head of the 6 Nations championship John Feehan spoke to WWN earlier this morning.
“What? No, eh, it’s business as usual. Jesus, just support your team. It’s a really exciting year this year with France, England and Wales all in with a shout of winning”.
The 6 Nations returns some time in February 2017.