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BetBlazers' Definitive Guide: Six Nations Week 1

Rugby Union 31 January 2019

The Six Nations 2019 begins this weekend. We take a look at the opening fixtures.

Six Nations Week 1

France vs. Wales 8 PM GMT (Stade de France)

Scotland vs. Italy 2:15 PM GMT (Murrayfield Stadium)

Ireland vs. England 4:45 PM GMT (Aviva Stadium)

Six Nations Betting Odds

France vs. Wales

Where can I watch it? BBC ONE and BBC Radio 5 live

France Team:

M Medard (Toulouse); D Penaud (Clermont Auvergne), W Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), R Ntamack (Toulouse), Y Huget (Toulouse); C Lopez (Clermont Auvergne), M Parra (Clermont Auvergne); J Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), G Guirado (Toulon, capt), U Atonio (La Rochelle), S Vahaamahina (Clermont Auvergne), P Willemse (Montpellier), W Lauret (Racing 92), A Iturria (Clermont Auvergne), L Picamoles (Montpellier).

  • France's form: LWL

Wales Team:

L Williams (Saracens); G North (Ospreys), J Davies (Scarlets), H Parkes (Scarlets), J Adams (Worcester); G Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), T Williams (Cardiff Blues); R Evans (Scarlets), K Owens (Scarlets), T Francis (Exeter), A Beard (Ospreys), A W Jones (Ospreys, capt), J Navidi (Cardiff Blues), J Tipuric (Ospreys), R Moriarty (Dragons). 

  • Wales' form WWWW

France vs. Wales Odds

Scotland vs. Italy

Where can I watch it? BBC ONE and BBC Radio 5 live

Squad's yet to be announced.

  • Scotland's form: LWLW
  • Italy's form: LWLL

Scotland vs. Italy Odds

Ireland vs England

Where can I watch it? BBC ONE and BBC Radio 5 live

England's team:

M Brown (Harlequins); E Daly (Wasps), H Slade (Exeter), M Tuilagi (Leicester), J May (Leicester); O Farrell (Saracens), B Youngs (Leicester); M Vunipola (Saracens), J George (Saracens), K Sinckler (Harlequins), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), M Wilson (Newcastle), T Curry (Sale), B Vunipola (Saracens).

  • England's form: WLWW

Ireland's squad TBC

  • Ireland's form: WWWW

Johnny Sexton: Ireland's star player

Ireland vs England Odds

Ireland the favourites this year

Joe Schmidt's Ireland are favourites to retain the Six Nation's trophy. Their form has been excellent of late, beating the All Blacks over the autumn period. A lot will depend on wether Johnny Sexton will be deemed fit to play in the tournament.

Odds to win this year: 5/6

Highlights of Six Nations 2018

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