Have you caught your breath yet? What a start to the 2019 Six Nations. England Schooled Ireland, Wales gave France a massive start and reeled them in and Scotland took apart Italy. What does Round 2 Look like?
The Table above shows the standings after Round 1. Scotland Lead the way, Ireland prop up the table with Italy and England look ominous after 1 game.
Ireland has lost Devon Toner, CJ Stander
Scotland have injuries to cope with also. 19 out of Scotland original 31 man squad were unavailable for the Italy game. Barclay and Watson are the two most likely to be missed again this weekend.
Ireland will go to Scotland Angry and Wound Up. They don’t lose often, so losing two in a row will be unthinkable to many of the players. Ireland will suffocate Scotland early on and if they can get points on the board it could be a long game for Scotland. Scotland have Hogg and Russell, and there’s no doubt those two can do damage to Ireland. Its hard to see them getting the chance though.
Prediction : Ireland -8 @ 6/5 (Prices Subject to Change)
Warren Gatland is expected to name a much changed Wales side for their trip to Rome. Jonathan Davies will be Captain for the 1st time and flanker T Young is expected to make his Six Nations Debut.
If Wales beat Italy for the 13th time in a row they will equal their record for consecutive wins with 11.
Well, what contrasting levels for confidence for these two teams going into Sundays encounter. England were brilliant against Ireland. The Intensity didn’t let up, and they didn’t throw in the usual errors they make. Itoje is out injured and is a big miss. If the Vunipolas and Manu Tuilagi get to carry they will run through France from the outset. Farrell has again shown he can lead but England have a habit of a big win and then getting complacent. Eddie will have his work cut out this week but his
Prediction : England To Win by 1-5 points @ 13/2(Prices Subject to Change)