6 Nations: WALES
They showed that they are improving as a team during the autumn as they lost to Australia before pushing New Zealand all the way in defeat and finally beating South Africa. The Dragons have won on their previous three trips to both Italy and Scotland and while a visit to Paris will be tricky, it is worth noting they haven’t conceded a try against Les Bleus for 342 minutes.
6 Nations: ENGLAND
The Three Lions lost out on points difference to Ireland last year. They have three home matches this year and can boast a combined record of 20 wins from 21 matches against Scotland, Italy and France in the Six Nations. But Lancaster’s men have been decimated by injuries and they could struggle in the first two matches.
6 Nations: IRELAND
The reigning champions were irresistible at times last year as they won nine of their ten Test matches in 2014 beating two of the southern hemisphere’s big guns in November. But their best player Jonny Sexton, last season’s top points scorer, will definitely misses the first match and won’t have played since 22nd November because of concussion. Paddy Jackson is out of the whole tournament. The Irish team has a great momentum behind them and back-to-back titles is a real possibility.
6 Nations: FRANCE
France are yet to finish higher than fourth under Philippe Saint-André. With the amount of talent at their disposal, they should have a team of world-beaters. But Les Blues' performances are rollercoasters. Anyway, they showed glimpses in the November Tests of what they can do. A convincing success over Fiji was followe up by a morale boosting win over Australia. But then, they had a poor defeat against Argentina.
6 Nations: SCOTLAND
Scotland are quickly improving as a team under Vern Cotter. They have won five of their seven Tests and their high tempo, off-loading game and enthusiastic defence are also similar enough to how Cotter had Clermont playing in recent seasons.
6 Nations: ITALY
Italy had a disappointing autumn during which they won only one of their three Tests – a win against Samoa was followed by defeat to South Africa and a narrow loss to Argentina. The Azzurri have lost 15 of 17 games since June 2013 and have an away record of 36 defeats in 38 away matches in this tournament.
6 Nations SCHEDULE
Friday, February 6
- 20:05 Wales v England
Saturday, February 7
- 14:30 Italy v Ireland
- 17:00 France v Scotland
Saturday, February 14
- 14:30 England v Italy
- 17:00 Ireland v France
Sunday, February 15
- 15:00 Scotland v Wales
Saturday, February 28
- 14:30 Scotland v Italy
- 17:00 France v Wales
Sunday, March 1
- 15:00 Ireland v England
Saturday, March 14
- 14:30 Wales v Ireland
- 17:00 England v Scotland
Sunday, March 15
- 15:00 Italy v France
Saturday, March 21
- 12:30 Italy v Wales
- 14:30 Scotland v Ireland
- 17:00 England v France
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6 Nations TIPS & PREDICTIONS
- Winner: Ireland @ 9.00
- Most Tries: Wales @ 5.00
- Highest Scoring Game: England v Italy @ 5.50
- Top Tryscorer: Wesley Fofana @ 17.00
- Grand Slam: No Team @ 1.67
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