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.
Tom Tierney's unbeaten Ireland Women side face an acid test of their title credentials on Sunday when defending Women's Six Nations champions France arrive at Donnybrook Stadium desperate to ensure they remain in the title hunt.
Viewers in Ireland can look forward to a packed weekend of RBS 6 Nations action as Round Three of the Championship sees Wales travel to Scotland, Ireland host France and then England entertain Italy while Women's and Under-20s matches are also on the agenda.
The Under-20s Six Nations is seen as the perfect preparation for senior international rugby and Ireland Under-20s head coach Nigel Carolan is impressed with the maturity of his young troops in their opening two matches of this year's Championship.