Round 2 of the Six Nations gets underway on Saturday when Ireland welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium at 2.15pm. In addition, England play Scotland at Murrayfield at 4.45pm. The final game of the round takes place on Sunday with France taking on Italy at 3pm in the Stade De France.
Ireland v Wales, 2.15pm Saturday, Aviva Stadium
Ireland are favourites to win the game at 8/13, Wales are a nice price at 6/4. Wales hammered Ireland year in the Millenium Stadium so that has to be remembered here, albeit Wales will be down a few players from that win. Josh Adams scored three tries against Italy last weekend, he is 9/5 to score anytime here. Peter O’Mahony at 14/1 to get man of the match looks fantastic. Remember last weekend I tipped CJ Stander and he was selected as the winner at 14/1. Another bet would be Justin Tipuric at 16/1.
Scotland v England, 4.45pm, Murrayfield
England suffered a loss to France last weekend which ends their grand slam ambitions. They are 3/10 favourites here for this Calcutta Cup match, while Scotland are 11/4. I expect this game to be close but England to win. Jonny May at 6/1 to get the first try is a cracker of a bet. England to win by 1-12 points at 7/5 would also be a good selection here.
France v Italy, 3.00pm, Stade De France
France come into this game as heavy 1/40 favourites after an impressive win over England in the opening round. Italy are massive outsiders at 16/1. For me it’s a France win here, backing them -26 in the handicap market looks a good bet at 10/11. Antoin Dupont to get man of the match at around 8/1 is also a good selection.