After what feels like an eternity (even if it has only been 2 weeks) the Six Nations is getting back underway this weekend!
It’s been a fantastic competition so far, with some exciting games and a different table to what some people may have expected.
It’s been a good time for English fans so far as the red and whites currently sit at the top of the table, 2 points ahead of their opponents this Saturday, Wales. Both teams are 2 for 2 so far in the competition but England currently sit 2 points ahead of Wales thanks to the bonus points they have been able to pick up.
Last time out we saw England pick up a dominant victory over France, taking the game 44-8 by the time the final whistle blew at Twickenham. When you pair that with the win they were able to pick up against initial tournament favourites Ireland, they’re well on their way to being crowned champions and possibly even sweeping the grand slam.
But Wales aren’t going to be pushovers by any stretch of the imagination, they currently sit as second favourites to take the competition and will be coming in all guns blazing to take down England on Saturday.
Wales Vs England will get underway at 16:45 on Saturday afternoon.
Let’s take a look at how the defending champions are getting on.
Ireland currently sit 4th in the table thanks to their win against Scotland 2 weeks ago, but they’ll be disappointed with their current position having come into the competition as strong favourites off the back of their grand slam in 2018.
They suffered a rather convincing loss to England on the opening weekend of the competition which has completely derailed their title hopes. But all they can do from here is continue to win and hope England make a mistake that they can capitalise on.
Ireland shouldn’t struggle too much with their opposition this weekend as they take on Six Nations’ whipping boys, Italy, who haven’t won a game in the Six nations since 2015.
Italy have suffered back to back losses to Scotland and Wales respectively so far and are facing the real possibility of ending the competition without picking up a win for the 4th year running.
Italy Vs Ireland will kick-off at 15:00 on Sunday.
The other game taking place this weekend is France Vs Scotland.
Neither team were coming into the tournament expecting to take the competition by storm, with 3rd probably being the best either of them could hope for, but they’ll both want to show that they aren’t pushovers and shouldn’t be taken lightly by the likes of England and Ireland.
France will be coming into the game hoping to pick up their first win of the competition after suffering losses to England and Wales in the opening 2 games.
Scotland will be looking to bounce back from their loss against Ireland. Although they did only lose that game 22-13, a much closer result than what most would’ve been expecting going in to the match.
France Vs Scotland is set to get underway at 14:15 on Saturday.
It’s set to be an exciting weekend of Rugby which could throw up a surprise or two, how do you think things will play out?