Six Nations – wide open.

This weekend sees the start of the most unpredictable Six Nations for a while. (There’s still time to make your predictions here).
Are those Polish freezers still working for Wales? (BBC)
Keith Earls has some pretty big boots to fill….(Belfast Telegraph)
If you were Mr Lancaster would you like to start things anew at a freezing hostile Murrayfield…..?

From the Record Andy Robinson is pressing the right buttons. Of England’s World Cup:

What surprises me about England is they fell into a downward spiral while winning. It wasn’t results that undermined them but the other stuff. They self-destructed.

Italy? – previews here. Targeting the Scots probably…

France, as always, find new stars…meet Wesley Fofana (You Tube)….hmmm!

It’s a defining first weekend – from the Herald:

France meet Italy seeking revenge for the biggest shock in tournament history; Scotland take on England in the oldest international fixture in the world; and Ireland welcome Wales for a rematch of the best match at last year’s World Cup.
Just a routine start to the RBS 6 Nations Championship, then.

This could be fun.