We've been building up to it all week, but finally, the 2023 Six Nations is underway!
Wales hosted Ireland for the Championship opener, and it was not the great Gatland second-coming that many had hoped for. With Ireland clinical from the off, Sara Orchard, Wales international Philippa Tuttiett, and former Irish winger Denis Hickie, talk us through exactly what happened in Cardiff, and ponder Warren Gatland's options for the rest of the Championship?
Twickenham was in full voice again but it wasn't enough to stop Scotland bagging a hat-trick of Calcutta Cups, or Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe putting in an early bid for try of the tournament! Chris Jones, 2003 World Cup winner Matt Dawson, and former Scotland No.8 Johnnie Beattie, discuss the key areas Scotland were superior, why Finn Russell impressed so much, the mindset Scotland need to take into their next game and beyond, and (Dawson's favourite question!), how can England close out these big games? Chris also gets the thoughts of England head coach Steve Borthwick after his first test in charge, and an understandably satisfied Scotland coach, Gregor Townsend.