The second round of the Six Nations is usually where we get a decent gauge of where the power lies in this championship. First round matches usually offer a raised eyebrow, but by the second batch of games, the leading pack separates out from the rest of the field and we can narrow in on who the genuine favourites are.
This weekend we’ll see whether Scotland can back up their remarkable win over England at Twickenham — a victory which ended their 38-year drought without a win on English turf — with Wales lying in wait at Murrayfield. Many of the squads have been hit with injury disruption before and during this tournament, but Scotland will want to prove their win over England was no mere fluke. Last weekend in Cardiff, Wales beat 14-man Ireland but both will hope for an improved performance this time around. France are now tournament favourites and travel to Ireland on Sunday looking to make it two from two after they stuck 50 points on Italy. But it all kicks off at Twickenham as Eddie Jones’ England look to get their campaign back on track against the Azzurri.