Six Nations Results Week One. England, Ireland and France Win.

England, Ireland and France have ground out wins over Wales, Italy and Scotland in the opening round of the 2011 Six Nations. While the favourites won each match, Italy and Scotland in particular made their opponents work much harder than was expected. Ireland were heavily favoured to beat Italy at Stadio Flaminio but required a Ronan O’Gara field goal to win the game.

Wales 19 v England 26

Millennium Stadium, Wales. Friday, February 4, 19:45 (local)

Wales:

Try: Stoddart, Conversion: Jones; Penalties: Jones 3, Hook

England:

Tries: Ashton 2, Conversions: Flood 2, Penalties: Flood 3, Wilkinson

RugbyFix Pick:

ENGLAND to beat Wales by 5
England won by 7

Italy 11 v Ireland 13

Stadio Flaminio , Italy. Saturday, February 5, 15:30 (local)

Italy:

Try: McLean; Penalties: Bergamasco 2;

Ireland:

Try: O’Driscoll; Conversion: Sexton; Penalty: Sexton; Drop goal: O’Gara

RugbyFix Pick:

IRELAND to beat Italy by 15
Ireland won by 2

France 34 v Scotland 21

Stade de France, France. Saturday, 5 February, 19:00 (local)

France:

Tries: Médard, Penalty try, Harinordoquy, Traille; Conversions: Parra 2, Yachvili 2; Penalties: Yachvili; Drop Goal: Trinh-Duc

Scotland:

Tries: Kellock, Brown, Lamont; Conversions: Parks 2, Jackson

RugbyFix Pick:

FRANCE to beat Scotland by 12
France won by 13

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