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Kicking us of in Round Four, is Ireland and Italy doing battle at Aviva Stadium. Ireland are coming of a close loss to England last round, by 12 points. While Italy were hammered 17 points to nil. Ireland have won 2 of 3 so far and should pretty easily make it 3 of 4 come the conclusion of this affair. Italy will try, but we all know the end result here.
Next up its England and Wales at the Twickenham. Wales have won just one game this entire tournament and need a win here to keep the faint finals hopes alive. They’ll come out all guns blazing in this one. But at the end of the day, England should have a bit to much power and class. So that should be able to hold them at bay. England want 1st spot and that’ll be proven in this close and entertaining affair.
And to close us of for the round it’s Scotland and France at BT Murrayfield. Scotland will be damaged in this one, make no doubt about it. France are one of the best Rugby nations in the world right now, period. They’ve disposed of everyone in their way so far. And unfortunately for Scotland, come the end of the match, they’ll have proven to be no different.
It’s crunch time now, making this round, RD4, all the more exciting. All three clashes should be absolute beauties to watch. Bring them on.
Six Nations Rugby Tips – Sunday, March 8
Ireland v Italy
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin | Start: 1:15 AM
Ireland – Ireland currently sit in 3rd on the 6 Nations table, having won 2 of their 3 games so far. They are on 9 competition points and have a good, but could be better, PD of +5. And in RD3 last round, they suffered their first defeat of the campaign, as they went down 24-12 to England, at the Twickenham. They conceded the games opening try in just the 8th minute of the match and they scored 1 of the first 4 tries overall. They were eventually outscored 3 tries to 2 in the 12 point loss. Ireland owned 61% of the ball throughout the game and a strong 76% of it in H2 alone. They ran for 235m’s, beat 17 defenders and had 3 clean breaks. They also completed 145 passes + 2 offloads. They turned the ball over 15 times, made 106 tackles and missed only 10. They also had 27 kicks in play, as they won 108 rucks and 5 mauls. Additionally, they also won 14 lineouts and 8 scrums. They gave up just 7 penalties throughout the duration of the game.
Italy – Italy are last of the 6 nations currently, as they have a 0-3 record so far. They also have by far the worst PD at -72. But that doesn’t paint the full picture of just how competitive they’ve been against the bigger, more reputable nations. Credit to the Italian’s for so far fighting hard in the tournament and giving it as good as they’ve gotten it. Their latest efforts was a 17-0 loss to Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico. They only kept the opposition to 3 tries, as they also had 48% possession throughout the match. They ran for 431m’s, beat 21 defenders and had 12 clean breaks. They also made 198 passes, along with 14 offloads. They turned the ball over 17 times, made 181 tackles and missed 31. 27 Kicks in play they had, as they also won 95 rucks and 8 mauls. They were also victorious in 14 lineouts and 6 scrums. They gave up 8 penalties during the match + a yellow card.
Past History – Ireland have won 7 of the last 7 clashes between these two sides. And normally they smash them pretty badly. Those scores were 29-10, 26-16, 54-7, 56-19, 63-10, 58-15 and 46-7. The latest 29-10 affair was contested at Aviva Stadium, earlier this year. Their the Irish scored 5 tries to 2, as they ran for 431m’s. Prior to that, the 26-16 match was contested at the Stadio Olimpico last year. Italy scored 2 tries in a row, in the 32nd and 38th minutes, as they attempted to pull back the scores a bit. But ultimately, they were outscored 4 tries to 2. That day, Ireland owned 58% of the ball and Italy, 42% of it.
Player To Watch – Conor Murray. The Munster, Irish and British/ Irish Lions man will be the player to watch in this affair. Last round he was successful in almost everything he did. He made 55 passes, won 4/5 tackles, had a try assist and beat a defender. And as shown previously throughout this tournament, Italy can leak points and rather badly at that. Expect the scrum-half to tear it up against the least-talented side of this tournament, as he should have himself a big game in this affair.
Head to Head: Ireland
Win Margin: Ireland by 16-21
Line: Ireland -5
Total Points: 50+
England v Wales
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London | Start: 3:45 AM
England – England have been playing pretty hot this tournament as they are currently in 2nd place. They’ve won 2/3 games, have 9 points and have a healthy PD of +12. Things are only looking upwards for them at the moment. At the Twickenham last round, they defeated Ireland to the tune of a 24-12 score-line. They scored the games opening try through Ford in the 8th minute and they never really looked back from their in the dominant display. They outscored the Irish 3 tries to 2, as they owned just 39% of the ball. In H1 it was at 55% and H2 just 24%. They ran for 206m’s, beat 10 defenders and had 3 clean breaks. They also made 129 passes, along with 4 offloads. They lost the ball 11 times, made 180 tackles and missed only 17 attempts. They had 30 kicks in play, as they also converted 3/3 conversions and 1/1 PG’s. They won 66 rucks, 3 mauls, 9 lineouts and 4 scrums. They conceded a heavy 13 penalties throughout the match.
Wales – Wales currently occupy 4th spot. They have just 6 points, although their GD is great at +28. They do however only have 1 win from 3 games so far. Thus meaning that this game against England is an absolute must win for them. In RD3, they went down in a close affair, 27-23 to France, at the Principality Stadium. Wales didn’t score a try until Lewis crossed the white-line in the 48th minute and despite their best efforts from there, it wasn’t enough in the 7 point loss. They were outscored 3 tries to 2, as they owned 61% of the ball. They ran for 523m’s, beat 27 defenders and had 19 clean breaks. They also made 188 passes, along with 16 offloads. They lost the ball 17 times, made 114 tackles and missed 18. They won 3 turnovers and also had 43 kicks in play. Outside of that, they won, 114 rucks, 8 mauls, 12 lineouts and 8 scrums. They leaked just 7 penalties during the duration of the match.
Past History – England have a strong recent history against Wales. They have won 6 of the past 8 games that they’ve contested against their fierce rivals. However, earlier this year, Wales topped them 13 points to 6, at the Principality Stadium. The only try of the match came via North in the 33rd minute, as they kept the English try-less. Wales won 15 lineouts, 7 scrums, 95 rucks and 6 mauls. While England won, 10 lineouts, 5 scrums, 77 rucks and 2 mauls. Prior to that, also in 2020, at the Twickenham, England won 33-19 in a dominant game by them. They opened the scoring in the 4th minute, scored 3 of the games first 4 tries, and beat them by 14 big points. The winners ran for 500m’s that day.
Player To Watch – Elliot Daly. In his sides win against Wales last round, he played 80 minutes and scored a try to his credit. He also ran for 20m’s, from just 5 runs. The mutli-positional Saracens attacker will be a player that Wales will struggle to keep a hold of and contain in this one. His experience and ability to put points up on the board, will put a desperate Wales side at full alert in this clash. And one that should be very closely fought at that.
Head to Head: England
Win Margin: England by 5-10
Line: England -1
Total Points: 50+
Six Nations Rugby Tips – Monday, March 9
Scotland v France
Venue: BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh | Start: 2:00 AM
Scotland – Scotland are currently 5th and last. Most definitely what they would have been hoping for at the start of this campaign. They’ve won just 1/3 games, are on 6 competition points and have a GD of + only 3. Last time out they smashed Italy however at the Stadio Olimpico, as they won 17 points to 0, in what was their first win of this Six Nations campaign. Their 3 tries came via Hogg in the 22nd minute, Harris in the 46th minute and Hastings in the 79th minute. They had 52% possession of the ball overall, as they ran for 561m’s. They also beat 31 defenders and had 11 clean breaks next to their name. They made 171 passes + 6 offloads. They also completed 166 tackles and missed 21 attempts. They won 14 turnovers and had 37 kicks in play. They also kicked just 1/4 conversions. Additionally they won 106 rucks, 5 mauls, 14 lineouts and 3 scrums. They leaked 10 penalties during the game.
France – France are the NO.1 team to beat so far. In 1st place, they are the only team to have won all 3 of their matches so far. They are on 13 points and have a great GD of +24. Their latest game was a tightly fought 27-23 win over Wales at the Principality Stadium in RD3. Bouthier opened the scoring for France in just the 6th minute of the game, as they outscored their opponents 3 tries to 2. They owned just 39% possession of the ball overall, throughout the game. They ran for 460m’s, beat 18 defenders and had 7 clean breaks to their name. They made 110 passes, along with 5 offloads. They completed 177 tackles and missed 27. They won 7 turnovers and had 43 kicks in play. They also won 66 rucks, 2 mauls, 10 lineouts and 3 scrums. During the game, they gave up 13 penalties + 2 yellows.
Past History – France have won 4 of the past 7 games that have been contested between these two sides. The past 3 score-lines have all been very, very different from each other. Scotland have won 17-14 and France has been victorious, 32-3 and 27-10. The latest 17-14 affair was contested this year at BT Murrayfield. France opened the try-scoring in just the 2nd minute via Penaud. And the tries were eventually split at 2 a piece. But the Scots made their kicks count dearly. In the affair prior to that, France also opened the scoring in the 2nd minute. This time it was via a Raka try, as they kept Scotland to just the solitary PG. They thrashed them 5 tries to nil in that one.
Player To Watch – Romain Ntamack. He played a big 74 minutes last round. He scored a try and had 17 points overall. He completed 6/8 tackles, which was good for 75%. He also ran for 72m’s, beat 2 defenders and had 1 clean break. What didn’t he do? He was massively influential in his sides 4 point win last round. Scotland will be desperate to knock France of the top of their perch in this one. So expect him to be big again in this one to prevent it from happening and to continue his red-hot form.
Head to Head: France
Win Margin: France by 13-18
Line: France -4
Total Points: 45-50