Six Nations half way point, how does the table stand?
After three rounds of the Six Nations, world number one and tournament favourites Ireland top the table on 15 points with three bonus points victories in their opening games.
Table as it stands:
- Ireland 15 points
- Scotland 10 points
- England 10 points
- France 10 points
- Italy 1 point
- Wales 0 points
The Six Nations so far has not failed to disappoint with four teams in the running to win the championship.
Ireland will hope to maintain their form for their trip to Murrayfield as they try to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive. Andy Farrell’s side have played a style of rugby that teams have struggled to cope with having taking bonus points victories in all three wins.
Scotland’s victory in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham made it three unbeaten Calcutta Cups in a row and their second win in three years on English soil as Gregor Townsend’s team look to spoil the Irish party in Edinburgh next week and win their first Triple Crown since 1990.
England under new management with Steve Borthwick have picked up their performances in recent games with a disappointing start at Twickenham but with wins against the Italians and the Welsh gave new head coach Borthwick’s side every hope of winning the championship for the first time in three years.
Italy despite only having point point have been very unlucky not to get more with pushing France to the final whistle and giving both Ireland and England their fair share of problems. Italy will hope to get their first win of the campaign with Wales travelling to Rome for the fourth round with a game the Italians will not shy away from.
Wales are having a Six Nations to forget with three losses in their first three games sees them with the possibility of getting the wooden spoon well and truly on the cards. The return of previous head coach Warren Gatland who won a grand slam with Wales in 2019 has been an unsuccessful one so far with the New Zealand coach struggling to get his Welsh side going.
Next round of fixtures on the weekend of the 11th/12th of March.
England vs France – Twickenham
Scotland vs Ireland – Murrayfield
Italy vs Wales – Stadio Olimpico