Thursday, 1 February 2018

Six Nations 2018: Round 1 Predictions

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+.

1 comment:

Von said...

"I suspect this will be a cracking game with Scotland winning by 7."
- a cracking game with Scotland scoring only 7. Close enough.