|BRING IT ON!|
Ahead of the opening weekend of the 2018 Six Nations I have gazed into my crystal ball and found nothing but clouds.
So here are my predictions anyway...
Wales v Scotland
Big test for the Scots. If they can't beat Wales in Cardiff then, despite all the deserved optimism currently surrounding Scottish rugby, their campaign will look doomed. I suspect this will be a cracking game with Scotland winning by 7.
France v Ireland
Realistically there should only be one winner here. Common sense says that a rookie French team has zero chance against the wily and experienced Irish. Nevertheless I'm predicting chaos to prevail and France to win by less than 6.
Italy v England
Despite a lengthy injury list England look like fielding a nearly full-strength starting XV which should be enough to steer them to victory. Expect a tough first half with England eventually stretching away to win by 18+.