Oval Talk

Six Nations opening weekend statistics

Oval Talk

The Six Nations gets under way this weekend - and Oval Talk has the key stats to whet your appetite.

On Saturday a new-look England side featuring three uncapped starters enters the bear-pit that is Murrayfield on Calcutta Cup day.

Despite a poor tournament record, the Edinburgh stadium is something of a fortress for the Scottish rugby team.

There is another mouth-watering clash in Ireland on Sunday, with Wales making the short trip across the Irish Sea.

A repeat of last year's exciting World Cup quarter-final, Ireland will be out for revenge.

And the first fixture of the weekend features World Cup finalists France against Italy - with Les Bleus having not lost a championship opener at hom since 1975, the Azzurri face a mammoth task.

Peruse the pre-match statistics below:

View gallery

.

----------

View gallery

.

----------

View gallery

.

----------

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League £1 Entry [Top Prize £30] 29/340 £1 £300 Tomorrow 3:00 PM Enter
    Premier League £5 Entry [Top Prize £50] 8/57 £5 £250 Tomorrow 3:00 PM Enter
    PL £1 Learn To Play [No Risk] 16/75 £1 £100 Tomorrow 3:00 PM Enter