09 March 2020

England's Katy Daley-McLean calls on Six Nations scheduling to be looked at

England rugby's Katy Daley-McLean has said the scheduling of Six Nations games should be revised so the women don't play on the same day as the men.

The Red Roses beat Wales 66-7 on Saturday just a few hours before the men took to the field to win 33-30 victory against the Dragons.

And Daley-McLean has suggested the governing bodies should revisit when both teams fulfil their fixtures.

Speaking to The Telegraph, she said: “I think over the next couple of years when Six Nations and World Rugby sit down – there need to be some questions like do we need to play at the same time of year? Does the women’s calendar need to replicate the men’s game?"

And while the 34-year-old admits she doesn't have the answers to the scheduling issues, she is adamant the women can be an entertaining entity without acting as a double header with the men.

“There are people who put a lot more thought [into planning tournaments] I don’t think my understanding is good enough to have that kind of opinion but if we think the girls’ game is good enough to stand on its own, then we play on a different day to the men," she added.

The Six Nations will be concluded later in the year after numerous games have been postponed due to the coronavirus.

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