So after the first round of matches the Mad4Sport predicted final table doesn't look quite as unlikely as when first posted! With England expecting a win against Italy next up, a finish in the top half of the table would appear realistic although with tough games to follow.
The Ireland v Wales match was a cracker albeit marred somewhat by Bradley Davies' dangerous tackle which warranted a straight red card. Wales now look set for a good run in the tournament having won in Dublin - no mean feat!
France however looked in fine form against Italy and will remain favourites for the title....at least for now.
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