Six Nations: talking points from opening round of fixtures

0
18
- Advertisement -

John Mitchell key for England; Wales’ Dan Biggar offers alternative denied to France; Scotland’s chance to show ambition; England women face formidable French pack

Ireland have won every match in the final round of the Six Nations under Joe Schmidt, but they have won only one of their last four on the opening weekend – in France last year when Johnny Sexton’s late, late drop goal took them past France. They were seven points down against England before a number of spectators had found their seats and they didn’t even bear a passing resemblance to the side who had prevented the most free-flowing team in the world, New Zealand, from scoring a try a few months before. In contrast, England have lost only one of their last 10 opening fixtures despite their squad being honed from a larger number of clubs.

Continue reading…

Written by Paul Rees
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/03/rugby-union-talking-points-from-the-six-nations-opening-round under the title “Six Nations: talking points from opening round of fixtures”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.