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.
An sensational day of rugby called a close to what has been a memorable Six Nations tournament, with all three games providing maximum entertainment.
What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago Ireland had the Grand Slam in the back of their minds, and now their title chances are hanging by a thread.
With only two matches worth mentioning this week, it made the job a little easier but only just. The competition at lock, in particular, was fierce.
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.
The Calcutta Cup is one of the highlights of the Six Nations every year, though perhaps less so for Scottish fans when the match is in London.
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.
Ten articles from around the globe, ranging from scrums to sevens, from Samoa to Scotland, from steroids to statistics, and even an unexpected laugh.
Murrayfield hosts a mid-table clash of two ancient rivals on Sunday, with both Scotland and Wales hoping to walk away with their first win of the campaign.
Two new-look sides face off with expectations guarded but high for each, but Paris is just about the worst place for any team to start their tourney.