The Six Nations Committee has agreed that no “A” matches will be played during the 2004 season.
The Six Nations Committee has agreed that no “A” matches will
be played during the 2004 season.
Certain Unions have recently indicated that, largely for financial reason,
they would not be fielding an “A” team during the coming season. Despite
the wish of the remaining Unions to continue, it was eventually recognised and
agreed unanimously that a suspension of “A” team matches was the sensible
The Committee remains committed to international competition below full national
team level, and the Under 21 tournament in particular, is recognised as an essential
element of the season. However, a full review of the future of the “A”
team and other sub full national team matches will be undertaken during the
coming months to determine what continuing part they have within the international