Preview – Rugby Union: Six Nations, Week Five

Six Nations

All six sides are in action today as the competition draws to its conclusion.

It begins with Italy hosting France, and while the home side are certain to finish bottom of the table, they can at least try and score some points on the table. After that is the biggest match of the day, between Wales and Ireland. If Wales win, they will have achieved the grand slam, but if current championship holders Ireland win, they would go top of the table.

If Ireland do win, then it is all to play for in the final match, the Calcutta Cup game between Scotland and England, as an English win would mean that they would win the six nations, but a loss would mean Ireland retain the title. However, if Wales win the earlier match, there is nothing England can do about.

Italy v France is on ITV at 12.00 (kick-off 12.30).

Wales v Ireland is on BBC One at 14.30 (kick-off 14.45).

England v Scotland is on ITV at 16.15 (kick-off 17.00).