Six Nations Opening Weekend Review3 min read
As the Six Nations made a welcome return this weekend, we look back on the action.
Wales v Italy
For the first time in their Six Nations history, Wales conceded no points. This is thanks to a disciplined yet unspectacular performance and the fact that Italy were both toothless and devoid of ideas.
It’s eight wins on the trot for Wales in the Six Nations and confidence will be high as they travel to Dublin next week.
Ireland v Scotland
An error-strewn performance from Ireland was propped up by sheer determination and will as they saw off Scotland in Dublin. It was a solid debut from Ireland coach Andy Farrell who’ll be happy with his side’s character but will be asking questions of their concentration.
Scotland showed promise but that was marred by new captain Stuart Hogg’s devastating drop at the try line.
France v England
Eddie Jones promised to bring brutality to the French, but the World Cup finalists were met by a Gallic masterclass instead. England were simply woeful in the first half with Jones later conceding that “it’s like we forgot how to play”.
The last-ditch flurry of points from England masked a performance that they’ll do well to forget. In Paris, it’s onwards and upwards for Charles Ollivon’s men as they host Italy in the next round.