The 2018 Six Nations has had it's final fallow week, and now it's time for the action to really heat up! The business end of the Championship is here...
Following the previous round of fixtures, Ireland remain the only unbeaten side after their win over Wales, while Scotland joined England on 2 victories thanks to a stunning Calcutta Cup Test match.
In the first fixture of the weekend, Ireland host Scotland at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday 10th March. Joe Schmidt hasn't lost a home Six Nations game in his five years in charge, and with just 2 changes from the side which comprehensively defeated Wales, Ireland look strong.
Scotland make just one change to the starting lineup - Blair Kinghorn is in for his first Test start, replacing the injured Tommy Seymour. Despite Richie Gray, Alex Dunbar and Duncan Taylor all returning to training through the week, none are named in the matchday 23.
England head to Paris as they look to get their campaign back on track, and Eddie Jones has made some big calls. Jamie George has replaced injured skipper Dylan Hartley at hooker, and Mike Brown has been dropped for the first time in the Australian's time in charge. Ben Te'o takes the place of Jonathan Joseph as England get ready for the giant Mathieu Bastareaud.
France have named their third different fly-half of the tournament, this time it's Francois Trinh-Duc's turn to wear the 10 jersey. He is the only change by Jacques Brunel for 'Le Crunch'
The last game of the weekend is in Cardiff, Wales hosting bottom-placed Italy. Warren Gatland has changed 2/3 of his side, and number 8 Taulupe Faletau will captain the team. Scarlets flanker James Davies will win his first cap in the back row, and Gareth Anscombe is named at fly-half, replacing Dan Biggar.
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