It’s the final weekend of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations and we all know what that means. It’s all or nothing, reputations are completely on the line, judgement is going to be tested like never before and nerves are fried. The rugby world is literally grinding to a halt, waiting with bated breath to find our the answer to the biggest question of the Championship – can anyone beat Johan Taylor?!
It’s now or never for the PSA Academies team. Who is going to be brave enough to go for the big upset (Eddie’s rag tag rabble to beat Ireland)
Read on to find out more.
PSA Academies 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Post Round 4 Results Positions
- 1st place – Johan 55 points
- Tied 2nd place – Philippe, Cory, Johne & Graham – 45 points
- Last & 6th place – Neil – 30 points
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The 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge rules are simple. Each competitor needs to give us a simple match summary plus a winner prediction and winning margin (if a draw was predicted, they need to predict the total match points). It is 5 points for a correct result prediction and 5 points for a correct winning margin/total draw match points total.
The ‘expert’ with the most points at the end of the tournament is crowned the 6 Nations Predictions Challenge ‘King of the Picks’, whilst the person finishing last needs to make a public donation (amount TBC) to our 2018 Charity partner Unicef Ireland at our upcoming Unicef Ireland Charity Rugby Clinics in Ireland in April.
Saturday 17 March – Italy v Scotland, 1215hrs kick off
Johan Taylor (South African) – Scotland deserve a blow out and the terrible Italians will give them the freedom of Rome to do that
Prediction – Scotland by 31 points
Johne Murphy (Irish @MurphyJohne) – Italy host Scotland but home advantage still no help as Scots finish off Championship in style
Prediction – Scotland by 29 points
Philippe Saint-André (French @PSaintAndre) – Scotland to win BUT it won’t be until the last quarter that they pull away
Prediction – Scotland by 15 points
Neil Marchant (English @NeilMarchant2) – It is last chance saloon for Italy and me. I’m guessing so why not a home win?!
Prediction – Italy by 5 points
Cory Brown (New Zealander @corybrown90) Italy complete a miserable 6 Nations with another pummeling – Prediction – Scotland by 25 points
Graham Ross (Irish @GrahamRoss76) – On any other year you’d fancy Italy at home to the Scots but the two sides are going in very different directions. Scotland, easily Prediction – Scotland by 35 points
Saturday 17 March – England v Ireland, 1445hrs kick off
Johan – Expect this to be a very tactical and physical game. Ireland will just have too much and will take the Slam late on
Prediction – Ireland by 3 points
Johne – See my full preview here – Ireland to get the job done, just
Prediction – Ireland by 4 points
Philippe – This will be a great game but I fear it is too much for Ireland to go to Twickenham and win against a very sore England
Prediction – England by 6 points
Neil – If this one doesn’t work out, I’m revoking my membership of the Eddie Jones Fan Club
Prediction – England by 10 points
Cory – Ireland’s inexperience in some key positions might just count against them against a bitter, desperate England team Prediction – England by 4 points
Graham – massive test for Ireland but they have the form, the youth, the experience and the coach to get the job done! Prediction – Ireland by 6 points
Saturday 17 March – Wales v France, 1630hrs kick off
Johan – Wales have been unlucky this 6 Nations but will end it on a high against a French team who peaked last week in Paris
Prediction – Wales by 7 points
Johne – should be a great test match with Wales having just too much fitness and flair for a tiring France
Prediction – Wales by 9 points
Philippe – France reached their high last week but Cardiff is difficult and after a long Championship, Wales will be too strong
Prediction – Wales by 11 points
Neil – Allez Les Bleus! It’s my final chance to rescue my reputation….
Prediction – France by 10 points
Cory – Wales will want to grab second place in the Championship and will have too much firepower for France Prediction – Wales by 12 points
Graham Ross – Tight game if France haven’t burnt themselves out after their England win Prediction – Wales by 4 points
Thanks to everyone who has followed our travails over the last few months and best of luck to all involved in the 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge for this final weekend of games.