The final round of the Six Nations gets underway this weekend with Wales going for the Grand Slam against Ireland at the Principality Stadium.
England are also looking to become champions and they take on Scotland hoping that a victory will be enough to snatch the title. However, they are reliant on the Irish overcoming Warren Gatland’s side in Cardiff.
There is a full round of Super Rugby with the Sunwolves facing the Reds, the Highlanders hosting the Crusaders and the Rebels visiting the Lions on Saturday.
Finally, the Premiership and PRO14 are on a break but the Top 14 returns and there is also the Premiership Rugby Cup final, which sees Northampton Saints v Saracens.
Italy v France
Preview: Although there is little to play for in this fixture, both Italy and France will be desperate for victory when they face off in Rome on Saturday.
Prediction: This is a difficult game to predict as both sides are battling at the moment. France hold a slight edge which should swing things in their favour. France by 5.
Wales v Ireland
Preview: Wales are 80 minutes away from Grand Slam glory but face a stern final test of their credentials when they clash with Ireland on Saturday.
Prediction: With pressure and Ireland arriving confident, it is a tough one to call at the Principality Stadium. But the hosts have consistently proven their doubters wrong so we’re not going to back against them bucking that trend. Wales by 2.
England v Scotland
Preview: England will hope their title ambitions will not be over before the game has even started when they face Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.
Prediction: Scotland are ravaged by injury while the Red Rose are looking powerful, so it should be a comfortable victory for the hosts. England by 20.
Stormers v Jaguares: Stormers by 5 Highlanders v Crusaders: Crusaders by 8 Sunwolves v Reds: Sunwolves by 3 Lions v Rebels: Lions by 10
Toulon v Montpellier: Toulon by 7 Grenoble v Racing 92: Racing by 6 Castres v Perpignan: Castres by 15 Agen v La Rochelle: Agen by 4 Bordeaux-Begles v Stade Francais: Bordeaux by 10 Clermont Auvergne v Pau: Clermont by 20 Toulouse v Lyon: Toulouse by 13
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Northampton Saints v Saracens: Northampton by 11
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