England 17, France 9 at Twickenham
Wales 24, Italy 16 in Rome
Sunday-Ireland v Scotland at Murrayfield
England placed themselves at the top of the points table after a close tussle with France. The result ended France’s hopes of successive Grand Slams and gives England the opportunity to win that title for themselves. According to reports it was a game played at pace but with handling errors ruining many opportunities especially by France.
Italy came very close to causing a major upset in losing 16-24 to Wales in Rome. Poor goal kicking was the cause. Italy matched Wales in every other department and dominated possession. They should have won. Italy really struggle to finish off their opponents in these situations.