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Last Updated: Monday February 07 2011 14:19 GMT

Don't miss: Six Nations opening weekend action

Six Nations - England line-up

It all started in Cardiff as favourites England took on Wales at a packed Millennium stadium. It promised to be a great game to kick off the 2011 Six Nations.

Six Nations - England's Chris Ashton scores

England got off to a brilliant start as Chris Ashton crossed the line for a try. It was one of two tries for the wing flyer!

Six Nations - England's Toby Flood

And while Wales made it tough with a try of their own from Morgan Stoddart, some cool kicking from Toby Flood helped England to the perfect start with a win.

Six Nations - Ireland take on Italy

If you want to win the Six nations, it's important you win the first game. Ireland would have been expecting that, being against one of the weaker teams - Italy.

Six Nations - Ireland's Ronan O'Gara

But they almost didn't manage it. The boys in green needed a late drop-goal from Ronan O'Gara for victory.

Six Nations - France take on Scotland

France are also tipped to do well in the six-week tournament. They beat Scotland in their first game 34 -21.