Victory over France in Cardiff on Saturday, will clinch the Grand Slam for Wales, who are Blue Square’s 4/9 favourites to overcome Les Bleus at the Millenium Stadium. The visitors are 11/5 with bet365 to spoil the party but after they were beaten by England last weekend, they don’t look strong enough to stun Warren Gatland’s men and indeed the Welsh are worth backing at 10/11 in Stan James’ handicaps, where they are penalised by just four points.
Buoyed by that win in Paris, Stuart Lancaster’s England can edge out Ireland at Twickenham and bookies agree, Boylesports pricing the hosts at 8/11 and Skybet rating them at 10/11 when kicking off a couple of points behind. Ladbrokes put 25/1 on the huge upset of England winning the Six Nations but the Welsh will not slip up in Cardiff.
In the battle to avoid the wooden spoon meanwhile, Stan James chalk 8/11 against a Scotland success against Italy (8/5, Boylesports) in Rome, but the Azzurri could cause an upset and condemn the Scots to last place.
Saturday 17 March: