The organisers of the Guinness Six Nations Championship have said they won't be commenting on reports of a resumption of this year's tournament.

It follows comments from French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte, who claimed that Ireland and France will play their postponed match on 31 October.

It has been further reported that Ireland will host Italy the previous weekend.

In all, four matches were postponed in March because of the onset of Covid-19. 

Ireland had been were due to face Les Bleus in the concluding game of the tournament on 14 March before the outbreak.

World Rugby, with whom Laporte is vice-chairman, are expected to reveal a new international calendar next week.

Speaking at a press conference hosted by the Corsican League on Sunday, Laporte said: "Yes, France-Ireland is announced for 31 October."

England and France top the table on 13 points. Ireland, who have a game in hand, are on nine points.