As the final round of the 2018 Six Nations approaches, we take an Opta-powered peek at what to expect as Ireland chase the Grand Slam.
After making 10 changes to his XV to face Italy, Warren Gatland has made another seven as Wales prepare to host France in the Six Nations.
With regular captain Guilhem Guirado injured, bruising centre Mathieu Bastareaud will lead France in their Six Nations clash with Wales.
Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes will not play again this season having both sustained knee ligament damage in England’s loss to France.
Gregor Townsend has welcomed Tommy Seymour and Richie Gray back from injuries for Scotland’s Six Nations finale against Italy.
Wales may have made 10 changes to their team for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.
Ireland’s style is entertaining, insists Joe Schmidt, who believes others are not forming their own opinions of the Six Nations leaders.
Joe Schmidt makes two changes to the Ireland team that beat Wales, with injury forcing Chris Farrell to miss out.
Ireland are the only side left in this year’s Six Nations who can complete a Grand Slam and Brian O’Driscoll talked up their prospects.
Owen Farrell missed some training sessions ahead of England’s Six Nations meeting with Scotland but Eddie Jones has cast aside any concerns.
Injuries have forced a reshuffle for Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, who makes five changes for the Six Nations clash with Wales.
As the leading sides in Europe do battle in the Six Nations, we preview the third round of matches.