There has been some discussion on the blog this week about whether Ireland have been slightly overrated since their win over the All Blacks in November. I think there's an element of that, similar to when England beat New Zealand in 2012, but there's no question that this is
Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play France, with Johnny Sexton returning from injury.Ireland 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 74 caps 14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 56 caps 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps 12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 26 caps 11. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 30 caps 10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 63 caps 9.
Vern Cotter has announced the Scotland team to take on Wales this weekend, with John Barclay captaining the side.15. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) 14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) 13. Huw Jones (Stormers) 12. Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) 11. Tim Visser (Harlequins) 10. Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)1. Gordon Reid (Glasgow
Guy Noves has named the France team to face Ireland in Dublin this weekend.France: 15 Scott Spedding 14 Yoann Huget 13 Rémi Lamerat 12 Gaël Fickou 11 Noa Nakaitaci 10 Camille Lopez 9 Baptiste Serin 8 Louis Picamoles 7 Kévin Gourdon 6 Bernard le Roux 5 Yoann Maestri 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) 1 Cyril BailleReplacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua,
Conor O'Shea has named the Italy team to take on England at Twickenham this weekend.Italy: 15 Edoardo Padovani 14 Giulio Bisegni 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Luke McLean 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori8 Sergio Parisse 7 Simone Favaro 6 Abraham Steyn 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk 4 Marco Fuser 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini 1 Andrea LovottiReplacements: 16 Ornel Gega,