With matches against Scotland and Ireland to come, England is at the top of the Six Nations table (with Scotland vs. Ireland to play today). It can still go pear-shaped, the performance against France wasn't that great - but hopefully it will shake things up a bit before the Calcutta cup match in a fortnight's time. Ireland's dodgy start to the championship will have compelled them on to pull their socks up - beating Ireland in Dublin won't be an easy ask (I hope I'm a little bit wrong about that).
It's Ireland vs Scotland today, a match which should be of some interest to supporters of England. I'll have my fingers crossed for an unconvincing Scottish win. Scotland as it'd make Ireland mathematically incapable of passing England - unconvincing as it'd mean both teams are still vulnerable.
Next week, I'll want to see Ireland beat Wales for the same reason - and who better for Italy to beat than France? (though that'd be surprising).
|Table Built: Sunday, 27 February 2011 08:11 UK|