The Six Nations returns this weekend and after an explosive and exciting start to proceedings last week, we look set for more of the same this weekend as England face Wales at Twickenham tomorrow, and Scotland face France at Murrayfield on Sunday. England and Wales both impressed in their openers beating Italy and Scotland respectively in comfortable fashion and it was good to see the pre-tournament concerns surrounding injuries to key players having little negative impact on either sides performance. Both teams showed the strength in depth they both possess and this is going to play a major part in the success of their Six Nations campaigns this year.
The manner of Scotland’s defeat against Wales last weekend was very disappointing after the highs of their Autumn Internationals when they came close to beating World Champions New Zealand then thrashed the Wallabies. They are usually much stronger and more consistent on home soil so I imagine they will give a better account of their talent and ability this weekend. However, they will need to be at their best against a powerful French side who looked defensively solid against Ireland on Sunday and they were unfortunate just narrowly losing out on the win after Ireland pipped them with a last gasp drop goal from Sexton.