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The 2020 PSA Academies 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Week 2

By February 7, 2020No Comments

It’s weekend two for the 2020 Six Nations Championship and we’re back with our next round of outlandish predictions for the 2020 PSA Academies Six Nations Predictions Challenge.  The demi-surprise (see what I did there?!) of France’s upset of Eddie Jones’ loveable English team in Paris has already started to split the boys from the men, so there are some crunch calls already starting to appear for some of the contestants.  On the guest predicter front, Thai RFU Vice-Chairman Nattapol Hemyoo hand’s over the baton to our high-performance sponsor Data Shield’s Cliff Hutchings.

First, up the positions after week 1;

Match Results

Wales 42 – Italy 0

Ireland 19 – Scotland 12

France 24 – England 17

Joint 1st Place – 15 points – Philippe & Johne – the only two pundits to call the right result in Paris BUT neither called the right 7 points winning margin which would have landed them the 5 points bonus points!

Joint 2nd Place – 10 points – Everyone Else! Honorable mentions to Neil for just missing out on the correct winning margin in the IRE v SCO match (predicted 8 points v the actual difference of 7 points) and Graham (me) who was final England try away from landing an unlikely correct score draw prediction in Paris!

REMINDER – the 2020 6 Nations Predictions Challenge rules are simple. Each competitor needs to give us 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’.

Saturday 8 February –  Ireland v Wales, 1415hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant (Twitter @NeilMarchant2)PredictionIreland by 6 points

Cory Brown (Instagram corybrown6)PredictionWales by 4 points 

Philippe Saint-André (Twitter @PSaintAndre) – PredictionWales by 2 points 

Ian Lewis (Twitter @Lewi_xplore) – PredictionIreland by 3 points

Johne Murphy (Twitter @MurphyJohne) – PredictionIreland by 6 points 

Ben Sinclair (Instagram ben_sinclair18) – Prediction – Wales by 12 points 

Graham Ross (Twitter @GrahamRoss76) – PredictionIreland by 4 points 

Mystery Guest – Cliff Hutchings (Twitter @DataShieldLtd) – PredictionIreland by 8 points 

Saturday 1 February – Scotland v England, 1645hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant – PredictionEngland by 10 points

Cory Brown PredictionEngland by 6 points

Philippe Saint-AndréPredictionEngland by 6 points

Ian Lewis – PredictionEngland by 12 points

Johne MurphyPredictionEngland by 8 points

Ben Sinclair – Prediction – England by 18 points 

Graham RossPredictionScotland by 3 points

Mystery Guest – Cliff Hutchings – PredictionEngland by 10 points 

Sunday 2 February – France v Italy, 1500hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant – PredictionFrance by 30 points

Cory Brown PredictionFrance by 35 points

Philippe Saint-André – PredictionFrance by 18 points

Ian Lewis – PredictionFrance by 25 points

Johne Murphy – PredictionFrance by 24 points

Ben Sinclair – Prediction France by 30 points

Graham Ross – PredictionFrance by 40 points

Mystery Guest – Nattapol HemyooPredictionFrance by 10 points

Best of luck to all involved in the 2020 PSA Academies 6 Nations Predictions Challenge and enjoy the rugby wherever you are this weekend.