This weekend's encounter in the Aviva Stadium between Ireland and Italy Women will be something of a homecoming for Italian flanker Michela Este as it was in Dublin where she first discovered and fell in love with rugby.
Twickenham on a wintry Friday afternoon six years ago. Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards, newly reunited under the Red Dragon banner of Wales, are about to renew their partnership on the biggest stage of all....writes Peter Jackson.
They are the captains of the last two British & Irish Lions tours yet neither started their country's opening victories of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations - but Paul O'Connell and Sam Warburton are ready to lead their sides into battle in Dublin on Saturday.
Throughout RBS 6 Nations history no two players have defined Italy more than Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni - so it's fitting that they break the Azzurri's all-time caps record together on Saturday.
It's all change for Warren Gatland this Saturday as Wales' head coach heads into the fifth and final round of fixtures in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations against Scotland in unfamiliar territory with no title to play for.
Two years ago England needed a Charlie Hodgson chargedown to emerge victorious in Stuart Lancaster's first game at the helm - this time Luther Burrell's try led to a more straightforward 20-0 RBS 6 Nations victory at Murrayfield.
George North and Sam Warburton tries in either half, coupled with 17 points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny, kept Wales' hopes of retaining their RBS 6 Nations title alive with a convincing 27-6 victory over France.
Tries from Danny Care and Luther Burrell - and a flawless kicking performance from Owen Farrell - saw England clinch the Triple Crown with a 29-18 victory over Wales which keeps them firmly in the hunt for a maiden RBS 6 Nations title under Stuart Lancaster.