Ireland Can Get the Job Done

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The 2020 Six Nations comes to a close on Saturday evening, with an incredible final day expected!

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell

England, France and Ireland all have a chance of winning the tournament heading into the final round of fixtures, while an entertaining game between Wales and Scotland is also on the cards.

Ireland have the luxury of having their fate in their own hands, with Andy Farrell’s men knowing a bonus-point win – which is scoring four tries or more – will guarantee the title, while they could still win the crown with a four-point, non-bonus-point win.

While Ireland have not scored four tries in Paris since 2006, they have momentum behind them and Farrell’s side should have what it takes to get the job done at odds of 8/5.

It is likely that the tournament will be decided on points difference and Ireland have a 23-point advantage over England ahead of Saturday’s final day.

Les Bleus, who have not won the Championship for a decade, are on 13 points as it stands, one behind England, so they need to better England’s result to finish top of the pile.

England Ready to Pounce in Rome

Eddie Jones knows his team needs to score at will on Saturday and they kick off at 16:45, three hours before Ireland’s meeting with France in Paris, against Italy.

England know they have to put as much pressure on their rivals as they can and a bonus-point win is all they can do to give themselves a chance of lifting the trophy.

Italy will do all they can to make life tough but, sadly for them, it seems to be a case of how many can England score, not can Italy spring a surprise.

Jones has named a strong team, with Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph starting in the centre, with Owen Farrell moving into fly-half in place of the injured George Ford.

Ben Youngs should make his 100th appearance at scrum-half, while Billy Vunipola returns at No.8.

England have what it takes to produce the goods on Saturday and they should cover the -32.5 handicap at odds of 5/6.

Scotland Boosted by Russell’s Return

Scotland are aiming to register a third Six Nations win in a row when they tackle Wales in Llanelli on Saturday.

Gregor Townsend’s side have certainly improved in this year’s tournament and the head coach has had his selection headaches eased by the return of fly-half Finn Russell.

Russell and captain Stuart Hogg will return to the fold, while Jonny Gray also comes back into the second-row.

As for Wales, Cardiff Blues’ Shane Lewis-Hughes will make his debut, while Liam Williams returns to replace George North.

Wales Skipper Alun Wyn Jones will break the world caps record by playing in his 149th international game, but he may be left disappointed at the full-time whistle.

Wayne Pivac has yet to make his team click since he took charge and Scotland offer good value at 9/4 to pick up the win.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

Tom offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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