There was a lot of good rugby played this weekend and I enjoyed all three games. We now have two mouth-watering weekends of rugby to come.
Ireland were very comfortable in victory over Scotland. Before the game they looked focused, relaxed and their body language was positive. They never looked fazed even when Scotland had most of the ball and they took their chances very well, but they cannot afford to go without the ball for long periods of time against better sides.
Geordan Murphy looked very comfortable at 15. He has an amazing ability that others do not have and he was fantastic. Tommy Bowe also had a fine game on the wing and took his two tries very well. I particularly liked the way he kept his depth when he scored his second try.
Scotland's ball retention was better than it has been but their passing was very poor and made them easy to defend against. I felt that Nathan Hines' petulant moment of indiscipline took some momentum out of them and it was a very dull thing to do.
Scotland coach Frank Hadden is now under real pressure. He has done a good job with them but they have gone backwards since the World Cup.
It is Wales up next for Ireland and it will provide a stern challenge. When Wales play that very fluid style of game they like to play they are very hard to defend against. They did well against Italy by forcing the visitors to chase the game, which they are not very good at.
The Ireland-Wales game marks the return of Warren Gatland to the Emerald Isle. I played under Warren and he did a great job and he has since told me that he learnt a lot from his time in the Ireland job.
With the Championship so close it may well come down to how many points France are able to rack up against Italy. Wales at the moment have a far superior points difference so if it comes to a tie the other sides will need to catch up.
I think Ireland v Wales will be a very evenly matched encounter and it is very hard to pick a winner, but Wales have not won in Dublin for eight years and I certainly hope Ireland can extend that to 10.