Later today, France play Wales in the third round of matches of the 2015 6 Nations. The kick-off is at 5pm GMT (6pm local time). It is a must-win game really for both countries, with Wales having lost their opening match at home to England but then beaten Scotland away in the 2nd round, and France winning at home to Scotland in the opening weekend but losing away to Ireland in the 2nd round.
Wales have had the better of this encounter for the last several years, winning in Paris in 2013 and beating France at home in 2012 and 2014. But, if France play like they did in the last 20 minutes against Ireland, where they were the better team, we will have our work cut out.
But, with all respect to the two other matches, the match of the weekend is the one on Sunday, between Ireland and England in Dublin. With both teams unbeaten, and Ireland looking to retain their 6 Nations title, it could well be the championship decider, even though it is only the 3rd round of matches.
I will be in Buenos Aires by the time this post goes up, or at least on my way to Buenos Aires, I don’t think I will have quite landed. Argentina is, of course, a keen rugby nation so I am hoping I can get to see both the France v Wales and the Ireland v England matches somewhere in that city before my boat departs on the Sunday evening.