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Guinness Six Nations 2019 Round 1 Predictions

By Ruaraidh Britton, Feature Writer

It’s here! The week we’ve all been waiting for.

The Six Nations is back and is looking fiercer than ever, as Ireland defend their crown against the northern hemisphere’s elite.

Friday night sees the tournament get underway in Paris, with France looking to make a statement and prove themselves as contenders once again.

Here are my Guinness Six Nations 2019 Round 1 Predictions.

WALES vs. FRANCE

In ten years as boss, Gatland has bagged three titles and two of them have come with Grand Slams. I’m sure there are many coaches who would settle for a record like that and go out quite happy, but Warren Gatland is a different kind of man.

Paris is never an easy trip, and in terms of fixtures, Wales couldn’t have it better with France and Italy in the first two weekends. This first
weekend will however be a big test and for Gatland it’s go hard or go home.


Apart from an inexperienced back row, I’m expecting a fairly well-known side we’ve seen for a number of years from Wales, but France’s squad have a rather old school feel to them with some big names returning to the set up.

But unfortunately old school doesn’t quite look to be the way forward in this years tournament, and France could have a rough start to the 20th Six Nations.

Predicted result: Wales win by 10

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