The 6 Nations at rugbystore.co.uk
It’s that time of year again. The time for old rivalries to flare up like an even older rash and for fans to make bold statements about how their respective nations will do despite last years results. Except Irish fans, they can gloat all they want this year.
We’re more than excited for the games to begin tomorrow night with Wales v England. The last time these two teams met in Cardiff, in 2013, England left with their heads bowed in shame after a 30-3 defeat. Stuart Lancaster’s men have promised that they haven’t forgotten that night so it looks like the tournament will kick off with a bang.
We are also excited to announce the start of our new semi-regular video updates ‘Rugby Bits’. You can see Episode 1 below, (the video with the picture of what could be the soon disappearing Geoff Cross Beard). You can also win a signed adidas rugby ball, which you can see in the video below. Let us know your feedback on the video in the comments here!
If you’re looking to enter our Fantasy League head here and use the PIN 82790. We will be covering this weekends game live over at twitter.com/rugby_store Let us know your predictions for this weekends games over there. Speaking of which…
rugbystore.co.uk 6 Nations Predictions – Round 1
Wales 24 – 20 England
Italy 10 – 35 Ireland
France 14 – 15 Scotland
If you think we are off the mark, let us know in the comments.
Let the games begin!
Squad Lists for Round 1
Wales v England Friday 20:05
Wales: Halfpenny, Cuthbert, J Davies, J Roberts, North, Biggar, Webb, Jenkins, Hibbard, Lee, Ball, AW Jones, Lydiate, Warburton, Faletau.
Bench: Baldwin, James, Jarvis, Charteris, Tipuric, M Phillips, Priestland, L Williams.
England: Brown, Watson, Joseph, Burrell, May, Ford, Youngs, Marler, Hartley, Cole, Attwood, Kruis, Haskell, Robshaw, B Vunipola.
Bench: Youngs, M Vunipola, Brookes, Croft, Easter, Wigglesworth, Cipriani, Twelvetrees.
Italy v Ireland Saturday 14:30
Italy: Masi, Sarto, Campagnaro, Morisi, McLean, Haimona, Gori, Aguero, Ghiraldini, Castrogiovanni, Furno, Biagi, Zanni, Minto, Parisse.
Bench: Manici, De Marchi, Chistolini, Fuser, Barbini, Palazzani, Allan, Venditti.
Ireland: Kearney, Bowe, Payne, Henshaw, Zebo, Keatley, Murray, McGrath, Best, Ross, Toner, O’Connell, O’Mahony, O’Brien, Murphy.
Bench: S Cronin, J Cronin, Moore, Henderson, O’Donnell, Boss, Madigan, Jones.
France v Scotland Saturday 17:00
France: Spedding, Huget, Bastareaud, Fofana, Thomas, Lopez, Kockott, Menini, Guirado, Slimani, Pape, Maestri, Dusautoir, le Roux, Chouly.
Bench: Kayser, Atonio, Arous, Taofifenua, Goujon, Parra, Tales, Lamerat.
Scotland: Hogg, Seymour, Bennett, Dunbar, Visser, Russell, Laidlaw, Dickinson, Ford, Murray, R Gray, J Gray, Harley, Cowan, Beattie.
Bench: Brown, Reid, Cross, Hamilton, Strokosch, Hidalgo-Clyne, Horne, Fife.