Two Rounds to Go, Who Can Still Win?
It’s been a fantastic Six Nations so far in 2018 and the table is still wide open for surprises and comebacks.
Technically only Italy can’t win the tournament outright but for Wales and France, it will take some circumstances that are downright miraculous. The safest bet after Round 3 is Ireland with England still a close 2nd and Scotland the only team with a decent outside chance. Scotland will need to best Ireland in Dublin and presumably start picking up some bonus points to secure the championship. England must beat Ireland in the final round and ensure they get a bonus point against France to keep up with the current leaders.
If Ireland can secure a bonus point win against Scotland, it would mean England would need a bonus point win against France and against Ireland just to match Ireland on the table and the tournament would come down to points differential. It’s Ireland’s to lose as we enter Round 4.
ITALY: WAS – 1500/1 NOW- No Chance
FRANCE WAS – 16/1 NOW – 1000/1
WALES: WAS – 16/1 NOW – 500/1
SCOTLAND: WAS – 11/1 NOW – 14/1
ENGLAND: WAS – 1/1 NOW – 9/2
IRELAND: WAS – 11/4 NOW – 6/17
It’s been a thrilling tournament so far. Below are five of our favourite tries so far. What do you think? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.
Stockdale’s First Intercept Try of the Tournament
Stockdale has been one of the great highlights of the Irish campaign so far. With 4 tries in 3 games, he’s the top performing player in the tournament. The above try is a great example of why this young player has a bright future with the men in green ahead of him. Stockdale scored a similar try in the nail-biting finish against Wales but we prefer this one.
Bastareaud is Back
After some time away from the game due to a suspension, it was clear the Bastareaud had been itching to play. And while Italy might not be the best game to judge his current shape, he absolutely dominated the match. This try was also great to watch as it shows a more confident France coming through, filled with offloads and quicks passes.
First Time for Everything with Jonny May
When we first heard that this Try in Round 2 of 2018 was Jonny May’s first in the Six Nations, it was hard to believe. One of the most recognisable wingers in English rugby, had yet to get a try at the tournament? Well, now he had one and not long after secured his 2nd. This was the beginning of a long day at the office for Wales and the kick from Farrell is perfect.
Teddy Thomas Is Quite Quick
Teddy Thomas seems like he could catch the most prepared team in the world sleeping on the job. Scotland ended up fighting from behind for the entire match thanks to this quick start from the Frenchman who replicated almost exactly what he did against Ireland. Hopefully, we see a few more Thomas tries before the tournament is over.
Huw Jones is on Fire
One of the most talked about tries and players of the championship so far, Huw Jones has been a revelation for Scotland. This try not only helped seal the deal for Scotland’s historic victory over England in Round 3, it was also a fantastic display of picking your lines. Going between two defenders may seem like an error but in the confusion, both players were unable to tackle him effectively and Jones stormed over the line. The 22-year-old has now scored 10 tries in his 14 Tests for Scotland. How many more will he get in this tournament?
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