There weren’t many automatic selections for this year’s best of the Six Nations, but that just makes things more interesting and a little unpredictable.
The final week has come and gone with plenty of strong performances to comb over. No room for Scots this time, but there is one Italian and a few Frenchmen.
An sensational day of rugby called a close to what has been a memorable Six Nations tournament, with all three games providing maximum entertainment.
It’s pretty unusual to arrive at the last weekend of the tournament with all three matches still relevant to the title, though Wales have a tough job ahead.
A dramatic weekend of Six Nations rugby faded rapidly in quality. From start to finish the action ranged from brilliant, to clumsy, to utterly hideous.
An awkward battle between two sides lacking in confidence and direction takes place as almost an afterthought on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Two teams with goose eggs in the win column square off at Murrayfield with the Wooden Spoon all but gift wrapped for whoever comes up short once again.
A despondent Italian side limps into Twickenham on the back of a sound beating in Rome, with virtually no chance of victory against hosts England.
Ireland conquered Italy with consummate ease on Saturday, though the calculated and mundane manner in which they did so left much to be desired.
Ireland will hope to draw inspiration from dominant performances from their u20 and women’s sides as they march into Rome slightly battered but confident.