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2023 Six Nations: Round 5 Predictions

Despite having narrowly avoided a duck in Round 4, I’m very confident in this week’s picks and it’s likely to be Margin Points that decides the final standings.

Here are my Six Nations predictions for Round 5.



Scotland v Italy

The Scots are missing two of their best players, but they’ll be determined to finish with a big performance. Even though there have been signs of improvement for Italy, and they have been better than expected in three of their four matches, I’m backing Scotland for a home win. Scotland by 13

France v Wales

If France pick up where they left off last weekend, there is only one team winning this. They were physical, clinical and absolutely ruthless at Twickenham, and I can’t see how this Wales team can stop them. It’s another strange selection by Warren Gatland, and I can’t see that he’s taken Wales forward at all with all the chopping and changing, but he’s picked the old guard to finish the campaign in Paris. France by 23

Ireland v England

England are another side that hasn’t moved forward - they have gone backwards if anything after that record home defeat last weekend. The difficulty for Steve Borthwick is that it’s not one clear thing that needs fixing, and there’s nothing to build a gameplan around at the moment.

Ireland are chasing the Grand Slam on St Patrick’s Day weekend, and although some teams may struggle with that pressure, this group are so effective and professional that I expect them to do whatever it takes to win the game. They did exactly that in Edinburgh last weekend, when things were going wrong with injuries and players out of position, and the Number 1 team in the world deserves the Grand Slam. Ireland by 16



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England is one game away from getting it together and Ireland is due for an implosion. I'm picking England for the upset because I need the points.
17 Mar 11:55
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Hahahaha lol... you go for it bud!!! England beating the best team in the world, only 7 days after they had their third biggest lost in history. Make complete sense. If England keep it under 30 that is a win for them!!
17 Mar 13:19
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17 Mar 15:12
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Hutch there is no other way. 3 easy picks.
17 Mar 21:18
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Wat van die Currie Cup en Super Rugby picks...
18 Mar 08:04
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It's been a fantastic tournament so far, with some wonderful moments - DvdMerwe at Twickenham will live with me forever. The inconsistent Russell will be no loss today, but Kinghorn is never a 10. Feel for Italy tho. They have improved but so have most others. Hutch is on the money - 3 home wins today, +16, +40 & +18 respectively
18 Mar 09:36
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Hgg
20 Mar 01:25