Judging by France's performance yesterday against England and by Ireland's performance today against Scotland, I am looking forward to the France v. Ireland match. It should be a very close-fought affair.
Mrs. Alice Vowles, France
Fair play to Ireland on the win, they were better overall and took their chances, unlike Scotland. But how can Keith Wood say Scotland "had nothing about them"? How did we make all the chances then, Woody? At least have the decency to be gracious in victory.
Scotland really need to rethink their team structure - Logan was totally ineffectual, Laney couldn't pass, and Smith & Metcalfe were working against the odds. Maybe it's time Geech moved upstairs...
Paul Gordon, Scotland
Ireland's defence made the difference against Scotland. However, they let Scotland have too much of the ball and only for Scottish errors it could have been a different story. Ireland cannot afford to do this when playing England or France.
David Humphreys added to his reputation and might keep O'Gara out of the starting line-up. O'Driscoll showed that he is maturing into a world class player.
This was the team that beat South Africa?
Ireland were playing Rugby Union....Scotland were playing silly beggars!! Things can't get worse I suppose...well played Ireland enjoyed the commitment and skill. Why couldn't we have found out if BOD had a scottish granny?
I have just watched Ireland's great win against Scotland and after hearing the after match comments from the pundits I felt I had to write in.
I normally enjoy John Inverdale & Jonathon Davies but come on lads give Ireland some credit for a very comprehensive victory, you spent all your time telling us how bad Scotland were and went on about how England or France would punish Ireland - give some credit we can only beat one team at a time!
I can understand Mr Davies been a bit upset as his team did not even turn up in Rome and as for Mr Inverdale maybe the English have forgotten how to enjoy a win (come on England you have beaten a French team which I think are favourites to win the World Cup).
Anyway I've said my bit - its still great to have the rugby back on the BBC I'm off out for a pint to CELEBRATE our win.
In reply to M Carter from Lothian, it is nice to see a Scot with so much faith in his team but did todays (16/2/03) performance against Ireland show us all that Scotland are much more likely to fill the bottom place than the top in this years 6 Nations!
Matt Chapman, Hants
Who would have thought that after the 1st weekend Italy would be top. Wales were very poor and their game versus Scotland will be awful!
England and France weren't at their best. Ireland looked very solid. An 8/1 outside bet for the title may be a good bet. They have England and France at home and a surprise could be on the cards.
However, it looks like the Six Nations could become two seperate leagues with England, France and Ireland battling for the title and Scotland, Wales and Italy trying to avoid the wooden spoon.
Ireland did well today, but if we want to beat England and France we have to improve, there has to be more creative play from the backs and that needs players like Geordan Murphy on the field
Andy Fairgrieve, Ireland
On Ireland's performance today I would say to England, beware when you go to Dublin and to Scotland, think yourself lucky that you have Wales in the competition.
Tim Craig, UK