Preview – Rugby Union: Six Nations, Week Three

Six Nations

Following a break last week, the Six Nations returns as we cross the half-way point in the tournament.

We begin in Paris as France take on Scotland. The French have lost both opening matches, only managing to get a single bonus point, while the Scots will have hoped to have recovered from their loss against Ireland in their previous game. However, Scotland have never won in Paris in the Six Nations era. After that it’s Wales against England: the top two sides in the table, with England ahead due to bonus points. These are the only two sides who still have a chance at the Grand Slam, so everything is to play for.

Tomorrow, bottom-side Italy take on Ireland, with the Irish needing to win to have any realistic hope of retaining the championship.

France v Scotland is on BBC One at 13.45 (kick-off 14.15).

Wales v England is on BBC One at 16.15 (kick-off 16.45).

Italy v Ireland is on ITV tomorrow at 14.15 (kick-off 15.00).