It’s nearly that time of year. The 2018 Six Nations Championship gets under way on Saturday afternoon when Gregor Townsend’s Scotland travel to Cardiff to take on Warren Gatland’s Wales.
The boys in blue have a renewed confidence going into this year’s competition off the back of several thrilling performances in the Autumn Internationals, thumping Australia and coming agonisingly close to bettering the All Blacks.
Townsend’s squad has been hit by a number of injuries in the front row but the Scotland head coach remains confident in his players going into the Wales clash.
Elsewhere Eddie Jones’ England maintained a number two world ranking off the back of the Autumn Tests, and Ireland – like Wales – will be out for blood against Scotland after losing at Murrayfield in 2017.
A more youthful looking French side will face off against Ireland this weekend with Six Nations veterans Louis Picamoles and François Trinh-Duc omitted from this year’s squad; while Italy will be desperate to avoid another wooden spoon.
So who do you think will win the Six Nations in 2018?