The world is a rather strange place at the moment with the coronavirus continuing to spread, and with various things being shut down, schools closing in Ireland and travel restrictions in place, it’s hard to see how the Wales v Scotland match is going ahead this weekend.
But yet, here are my thoughts on the match, should it take place.
Wales v Scotland
The Scots have beaten Wales just once in their last 13 meetings, and although they are currently above them on the Six Nations table, you’d expect the home team to win this.
Having beaten France, Gregor Townsend has made three changes to his pack, bringing in Stuart McInally, Sam Skinner and Magnus Bradbury, which seems odd to me given that only Number 8 Nick Haining is unavailable. Wales have also made some changes up front with Wyn Jones and WillGriff John starting at prop, the latter making his debut, and Cory Hill at second row ahead of Jake Ball.
Wales have lost three matches in a row, with only their opening weekend win over Italy, and this is really a must-win match at the Millennium Stadium, or else there will be doubts over whether coach Wayne Pivac is the right man for the job. They were well-beaten at Twickenham, with a late rally making the scoreboard look significantly better than it could have been, but I think they are stronger than Scotland.
The pressure is off Gregor Townsend having chalked up a major win over France, and I think the added motivation for Wales will help them to a relatively comfortable victory here.
Wales by 13