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The 2019 PSA Academies 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Standings & Week 3 Predictions

Much like an England Grand Slam, the unthinkable has moved a step closer with perennial wooden spooner Neil Marchant consolidating his 2019 6 Nations Prediction Challenge lead after game weekend two.  With the Chariot rolling into Cardiff this Saturday, can a bump in the road for Neil and his beloved England open the door for any of our other ‘experts’ to close the gap?  And can anyone block the Xplore office 1-2-3-4 from happening come the end of the Championship?


PSA Academies 2019 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Post Round 2 Standings

  • 1st place – Neil  35 points
  • 2nd place – Cory – 30 points
  • Tied 3rd place – Ben & Lewi – 25 points
  • Tied 5th place – Johan & Johne – 20 points
  • Tied 7th place – Graham & Philippe – 15 points

Next, the 2019 6 Nations Predictions Challenge rules are simple. Each competitor provides a one line match summary plus a prediction of winning team and margin (if a draw was predicted, they need to predict the total match points). It is 5 points for a correct result prediction and 5 points for a correct winning margin/total draw match points total.

The ‘expert’ with the most points at the end of the tournament is crowned the 6 Nations Predictions Challenge ‘King of the Picks’, whilst the person finishing last needs to complete a forfeit to be agreed by the team at the end of the 6 Nations.


Saturday 23 February – France v Scotland, 1415hrs UK time kick off

Ben Sinclair – France still reeling from Twickeham embarrassment get picked off by brave Scots
PredictionScotland by 12 points

Cory Brown (@corybrown90) -France get back to form by narrowly winning a tough encounter
PredictionFrance by 6 points

Graham Ross (@GrahamRoss76) – Two sides struggling but Scotland at least have a gameplan that wins out
PredictionScotland by 6 points

Ian Lewis (@Lewi_xplore) – French can hardly be as bad again at home?  Just too much for injury-depleted Scotland
PredictionFrance by 5 points

Johan Taylor – France are bad but they’re too good for Scotland in front of lively Paris crowd
PredictionFrance by 7 points 

Johne Murphy (@MurphyJohne) – A proper 6 Nations see saw between two loose teams, with Scotland having just too much fitness and smarts
PredictionScotland by 9 points 

Neil Marchant (@NeilMarchant2) – Giving the French a second chance after Twickenham, with a Les Bleus just having enough to win
PredictionFrance by 5 points

Philippe Saint-André (@PSaintAndre) – We may be at a low ebb but France still have too much quality and power for a Scotland with injuries
PredictionFrance by 10 points 


Saturday 23 February – Wales v England, 1645hrs UK time kick off

Ben Sinclair – England are just too good for Wales this time around
PredictionEngland by 13 

Cory Brown (@corybrown90) – A ripper of a game with England just getting on top late on
PredictionEngland by 4 

Graham Ross (@GrahamRoss76) – Wales never need an excuse to raise their game against the English & get the job done, just
PredictionWales by 3 points

Ian Lewis (@Lewi_xplore) – I’m nervous but my head says Farrell and the pack are the difference in a tight one
PredictionEngland by 6 points

Johan Taylor – Cardiff will be rocking and in his last 6 Nations game v England, expect a classic Gatland gameplan to derail the Grand Slam
PredictionWales by 3 points

Johne Murphy (@MurphyJohne) – This England team are the Real McCoy and despite a huge effort, Wales will fall short to some late English scores
PredictionEngland by 15 points

Neil Marchant (@NeilMarchant2) – This is the big one and England won’t get beaten if they bring their Dublin form onto the Cardiff turf
PredictionEngland by 10 points

Philippe Saint-André (@PSaintAndre) – A really tough and entertaining game, with lots of tension but England will control tempo in 2nd half
PredictionEngland by 5 points


Sunday 24 February – Italy v Ireland, 1500hrs UK time kick off

Ben Sinclair – Ireland to get the job done easily in Rome
PredictionIreland by 27 points

Cory Brown (@corybrown90) – after a typical Italian scrap in the 1st half, Ireland pull away late on
PredictionIreland by 19 points

Graham Ross (@GrahamRoss76) – Ireland look back to 2018 form in comprehensively beating a competitive but limited Italy
PredictionIreland by 27 points

Ian Lewis (@Lewi_xplore) – Italy stuck in Groundhog Day as another top side beat them up at home.  More like it from Ireland.
PredictionIreland by 18 points

Johan Taylor – Ireland back to their best with easy win in the Rome sun
PredictionIreland by 30 points

Johne Murphy (@MurphyJohne) – Joe & the squad show they are back to themselves with professional job against a typical Italian rearguard effort
PredictionIreland by 19 points

Neil Marchant (@NeilMarchant2) – Ireland still struggling as they only assert themselves late on after another error fest
PredictionEngland by 10 points

Philippe Saint-André (@PSaintAndre) – Italy very limited and Ireland look good with set piece dominance and more cut through in the backs
PredictionIreland by 25 points


WEEK 2 RESULTS 

Saturday 9 February – Scotland 13 v 22 Ireland

Ben Sinclair – PredictionIreland by 13 points  = 5 POINTS

Cory Brown – PredictionIreland by 9 points = 10 POINTS 

Graham Ross – PredictionScotland by 3 points = 0 POINTS 

Ian Lewis – PredictionIreland by 15 points = 5 POINTS 

Johan Taylor – PredictionIreland by 3 points = 5 POINTS 

Johne Murphy  – PredictionIreland by 6 points  = 5 POINTS

Neil Marchant – PredictionIreland by 10 points = 5 POINTS 

Philippe Saint-André – PredictionScotland by 5 points = 0 POINTS 


Saturday 9 February – Italy 15 v 26 Wales

Ben Sinclair – PredictionWales by 32 points = 5 POINTS 

Cory Brown – PredictionWales by 23 points = 5 POINTS 

Graham Ross – PredictionWales by 25 points = 5 POINTS 

Ian Lewis – PredictionWales by 25 points = 5 POINTS 

Johan Taylor – PredictionWales by 23 points = 5 POINTS

Johne Murphy – PredictionWales by 32 points = 5 POINTS

Neil Marchant – PredictionWales by 20 points = 5 POINTS 

Philippe Saint-André – PredictionWales by 15 points = 5 POINTS


Sunday 10 February – England 44 v 8 France

Ben Sinclair – PredictionEngland by 18 points = 5 POINTS 

Cory Brown – PredictionEngland by 13 points = 5 POINTS

Graham Ross – PredictionFrance by 3 points = 0 POINTS

Ian Lewis – PredictionEngland by 7 points = 5 POINTS 

Johan Taylor – PredictionEngland by 3 points = 5 POINTS 

Johne Murphy – PredictionEngland by 16 points = 5 POINTS 

Neil Marchant  – PredictionEngland by 10 points = 5 POINTS 

Philippe Saint-André – PredictionEngland by 10 points = 5 POINTS 


WEEK 1 RESULTS

Friday 2 February – France 19 v 24 Wales

Ben Sinclair : Prediction – Wales by 10 points = 5 POINTS

Cory Brown : Prediction – Wales by 13 points = 5 POINTS

Graham Ross : Prediction – Wales by 4 points = 5 POINTS

Ian Lewis : Prediction – France by 9 points = 0 POINTS

Johan Taylor : Prediction – France by 6 = 0 POINTS

Johne Murphy : Prediction – France by 7 points = 0 POINTS

Neil Marchant : Prediction – Wales by 5 points = 10 POINTS

Philippe Saint-André : Prediction – France by 3 points = 0 POINTS


Saturday 2 February – Scotland 33 v 20 Italy

Ben SinclairPrediction – Scotland by 27 points = 5 POINTS

Cory Brown : Prediction – Scotland by 27 points = 5 POINTS

Graham Ross : Prediction – Scotland by 19 points = 5 POINTS

Ian Lewis : Prediction – Scotland by 14 points = 5 POINTS 

Johan Taylor : Prediction – Scotland by 27 points = 5 POINTS

Johne Murphy : Prediction – Scotland by 16 points = 5 POINTS

Neil Marchant : Prediction – Scotland by 30 points = 5 POINTS

Philippe Saint-André : Prediction – Scotland by 20 points = 5 POINTS


Saturday 2 February – Ireland 20 v 32 England

Ben Sinclair : PredictionIreland by 13 points = 0 POINTS 

Cory Brown : PredictionIreland by 9 points = 0 POINTS

Graham Ross : PredictionIreland by 6 points  = 0 POINTS

Ian Lewis : PredictionEngland by 3 points = 5 POINTS

Johan TaylorPredictionIreland by 5 points = 0 POINTS

Johne Murphy : PredictionIreland by 9 points  = 0 POINTS

Neil Marchant : PredictionEngland by 5 points = 5 POINTS

Philippe Saint-André : PredictionIreland by 7 points = 0 POINTS


Best of luck to all involved in the 2019 6 Nations Predictions Challenge and enjoy the rugby wherever you are this weekend.

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