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Rugby Union


After a fascinating opening weekend of Six Nations action last week, which included Scotland’s impressive win against Ireland, the action continues this weekend and the plum tie for England fans is their visit to the Millenium Stadium to face Wales on Saturday afternoon.

England and Wales weren't exactly convincing in their respective openers, and it took the opposition faltering towards the end for them to emerge victorious and get their campaigns off to a winning start. Wales should be a far more dangerous beast on home soil with a vocal passionate home crowd willing them on and this is definitely going to be another stressful afternoon for England.

However, they are a totally different team since Jones took over the helm and he will no doubt have a winning master plan in place for Saturday and if the players can follow it out to the letter and the big stars can stay on the field for the majority of the game they should extend their winning streak to 16.

The other big game of the weekend is in Paris between France and Scotland on Sunday afternoon and both teams will head in to the game in confident mood after impressive performances last weekend against England and Ireland respectively. France have not lost against Scotland at home since 1999 and they looked really solid and disciplined for the majority of the game against England, but still managed to lose after leading for the majority of the match.

Scotland first half blitz against Ireland last weekend was the best they have played in many years and the way they kept their composure during a second half and held on for the win was particularly impressive. If Scotland start the game on Sunday in similar fashion and get a comfortable lead, which I think they will as the French will no doubt be more nervous in front of their home fans, I can see them causing another upset and winning or at least covering the handicap line.


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