Ireland gets a bonus point victory to take the Six Nations down to the final weekend, with England and Wales also in the run in.
Wales kept their top spot with an 18-11 victory away at Scotland. Warren Gatland’s side recorded their 13th win in a row. However, it wasn’t as easy for Wales as they maybe expected. Scotland took the lead inside the first 12 minutes with a penalty from Finn Russell. The lead didn’t last long and Wales took the lead with a try from Josh Adams. Wales scored another try before half time and took in a 15-6 lead.
Scotland started the second half well and scored a try to take the score to 11-15. Unfortunately for the hosts, Russell missed the conversion. It looked as though the scored would stay the same for the remainder of the game but Wales got a penalty in the last minute. Anscombe took the penalty and the game finished 11-18. The victory for Wales has put them in pole position to win the Six Nation and also the Grand Slam. They face Ireland this weekend in what could be the game of the series.
England scored eight tries on Saturday in a 57-14 demolishing of Italy. England scored the first try of the game in the eighth minute. Jamie George getting the ball over the line. However, Italy did reply with a try of their own in the 12th minute. England really ramped it up from their though and were 31-7 up by half time. Jonny May got his fifth try of the series in the process.
The second half started the same as the first. England scored the first try and then Italy replied. However, there wasn’t much the visitors could do. The hosts responded with three more tries and the game finished 57-14.
England are second in the table and have Scotland to face this weekend. This should be a routine win for Eddie Jones’ men and they just have to hope Ireland can stop Wales from winning this weekend.
Ireland scored four tries and beat France 26-14 to earn themselves five points. This win puts them in third place, one point behind England and two points behind Wales. Ireland started the game really well and scored were 7-0 up after 5 minutes. By half time the score was 19-0. Best, Sexton and Conan got the first half tries for the hosts and put them in a comfortable position.
Ireland managed to get the important fourth try through Keith Earls in the 60th minute. This gave them the bonus point they needed. France, who haven’t had the greatest campaign, did make the scoreline look a lot closer than it was with tries in the 77th and 80th minute.
Ireland will now be hoping they can go and beat Wales this weekend to keep their hopes alive. However, they do need Scotland to beat England which seems like a very big ask
With it being so close at the top of the table anything could happen. Wales are at 8/11 to win the series on Paddy Power with England just behind at 6/5. Ireland needs a lot to go their way in order for them to win and Paddy Power has them priced at 14/1. Jonny May added to his tally of tries last weekend and is two clear of Kieth Earls who is on three. May to be the top try scorer is at 1/6. Finally, the player of the tournament. This could all come down to this weekend and if someone can guide their team to the Six Nations trophy. Alun Wyn Jones is Paddy Powers favourite at 3/1 and his nearst competition is Jonny May at 5/1.
NEW CUSTOMER OFFER
Get £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU PLACE A £5 BET
New Customer offer YSKARZ. Place a min £5 bet on the sportsbook at odds of min EVS (2.0) and get £20 in free bets. Free bet rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via Debit Cards will qualify for this offer. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly Paddy’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. #ad. Please bet responsibly.