Who will come out on top of the Six Nations Championship this season? England are the reigning champions and with such a big year under their belt in 2016 under new head coach Eddie Jones, this is a big moment for England. Can they drive on and retain their title and continue their building towards the next World Cup? The English have power and pace and an organised game plan that is expected to carry them close to the Six Nations title again and after sweeping Australia in a series Down Under last year as well, they are the ones to beat.
But Ireland will have something to say about that probably because of their historic victory over New Zealand at the back end of last year. That snapped the record winning streak that the All Blacks were on and it gave the Irish the extra belief that they can hang with the best in the world. So will that translate to Six Nations success for Ireland? For this season’s tournament, on the final weekend, fans will see what could be a title-deciding showdown between England and Ireland in Dublin.
That’s something to look forward to. Will France be able to come out of their major Six Nations slump and offer something fresh and new this season? There were better signs from them in the autumn internationals that’s for sure. Wales will be hoping to settle down their side quickly to mount a challenge, while Italy are expected to walk away with the wooden spoon. As for Scotland there has been much buzz about their prospects for the Six Nations this time around.
There are fifteen matches in total in the Six Nations to be played and it doesn’t get much better than these international showdowns. For the action this year in the championship, Bookmaker Paddy Power have launched a new promotion which will pay you out early if your selection goes 10 points up in the game!
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