England made it back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles in a dramatic 2017 Championship which concluded on Super Saturday with a fond farewell in Edinburgh, a frantic finish in Paris and then a Dublin denouement.
Round three of the RBS 6 Nations will decide whether teams are challenging for the title or in a scrap to finish in the top half. Never will that be more obvious than in Dublin on Saturday, when Ireland host France.
The main talking point from the last round of the RBS 6 Nations was undoubtedly Italy's innovative tactics at the breakdown, though France will surely be prepared if Conor O'Shea's troops use them again.
Leigh Halfpenny turned in a man-of-the-match performance for Wales as they came from behind to rack up 30 unanswered second-half points in a 33-7 RBS 6 Nations victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.
Jonathan Joseph scored a brilliant hat-trick on his return to the England team
11 March 2017, 6:02pm
Jonathan Joseph helped himself to a brilliant hat-trick as England produced a breathtaking display to claim the RBS 6 Nations title in emphatic fashion and set up a Grand Slam bid against Ireland next weekend.