Here’s What England Now Need To Do To Steal The Six Nations From Ireland

Long shot.

Ireland are now firmly in the driving seat in terms of the Six Nations championship, thanks to their bonus-point win over Scotland this afternoon.

The win means they are now a massive 10 points clear at the top of the standings, with the championship set to be possibly decided before the day is out. England still have a chance, but it’s a long shot.

They’re currently drawing 9-9 with France the time of writing. But they will need to not only win, but also score four tries in Paris and secure a try-bonus to have any chance of overturning Ireland.

Should they do that they will then have to beat Ireland with a try-bonus at Twickenham, while denying Ireland a bonus-point of any kind in the process.

They ALSO must make up a points difference of +44 between the two games (France and Ireland) to snatch the championship.

It’s possible, but Ireland are most certainly in the driving seat.