IRELAND V SCOTLAND Kick-off: 4.45pm Venue: Aviva Stadium On TV: Live on Virgin Media 1 and ITV
For the first time since 2018 Ireland have achieved Andy Farrell’s stated goal of taking the title to the last Saturday. They may not be ideally where they wanted to be but they’re in a pretty good place all the same, given a victory will see Ireland lifting a trophy in front of their own supporters for the first time in 18 years.
Aside from signing off on the 2022 Guinness Six Nations with a win, knowing a Triple Crown would be the immediate reward should help concentrate minds without the added distraction of whatever unfolds in Paris.
Besides, the likelihood of a fairly blunt England …