Opening weekend of the 6 Nations.
Holders Wales who were understrength and coming off a long run of defeats took on Ireland, fancied by some as the dark horse to take the title this year, which saw Brian O’Driscoll return to its ranks.
England beat the All Blacks in their last run out and look to be growing into a force in the game. Scotland with some new faces and new coaches. Could the oldest rivalry in rugby throw up a surprise?
Which France would take to the field against Italy? The passion of the Italian fans is worth another player on the pitch as France found to their cost when they lost in Rome 2 years ago. Could history repeat itself?