This 12 months’s Six Nations Championship involves a climax this weekend with Eire and France nonetheless in a position to clinch the title.
Right here AFP Sports activities seems to be on the permutations earlier than Saturday’s video games.
Irish win sufficient
Andy Farrell’s staff will likely be assured of a fourth Grand Slam with victory over England in Dublin. A draw at Lansdowne Highway would even be sufficient in addition to two bonus factors in defeat to take them onto 21 factors.
It could take them out of attain from France who can declare a most of 20 as they host Wales earlier within the day.
Defeat with only one bonus level within the Irish capital might additionally nonetheless be sufficient as Farrell’s facet presently have a 20-point benefit over Les Bleus within the factors distinction column, which is the primary tiebreaker within the Championship if two groups end on the identical variety of match factors.
Holders France can put stress on Eire with a wholesome bonus level win over Wales on the Stade de France as they seek for an 18th Six Nations crown.
If Les Bleus win however fail to assert a bonus level, they would want Eire to take no match factors from the sport in Dublin and France must surpass Eire on factors distinction.
Looking for scraps
Elsewhere, Scotland are in third place and England are fourth and so they want a bonus level and a sizeable swing in factors distinction in addition to a France defeat with no bonus level to assert second place.
Wales are fifth and want no less than a bonus level victory in Paris to maneuver as much as fourth or third.
Backside facet Italy want a win in Edinburgh, and to raised Wales’ factors distinction within the desk, to keep away from a seventeenth Wood Spoon.
Taking part in Saturday
At Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Scotland v Italy (2.30pm)
At Stade de France, Paris
France v Wales (4.45pm)
At Lansdowne Highway, Dublin
Eire v England (7pm)
For the total factors desk click on right here.