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The 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Final Weekend

By March 16, 2018 No Comments

It’s the final weekend of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations and we all know what that means. It’s all or nothing, reputations are completely on the line, judgement is going to be tested like never before and nerves are fried.  The rugby world is literally grinding to a halt, waiting with bated breath to find our the answer to the biggest question of the Championship – can anyone beat Johan Taylor?!

It’s now or never for the PSA Academies team.  Who is going to be brave enough to go for the big upset (Eddie’s rag tag rabble to beat Ireland)

Read on to find out more.


PSA Academies 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Post Round 4 Results Positions

  • 1st place – Johan  55 points
  • Tied 2nd place – Philippe, Cory, Johne & Graham – 45 points
  • Last & 6th place – Neil – 30 points

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The 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge rules are simple. Each competitor needs to give us a simple match summary plus a winner prediction and winning 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 make a public donation (amount TBC) to our 2018 Charity partner Unicef Ireland at our upcoming Unicef Ireland Charity Rugby Clinics in Ireland in April.


Saturday 17 March – Italy v Scotland, 1215hrs kick off

Johan Taylor (South African– Scotland deserve a blow out and the terrible Italians will give them the freedom of Rome to do that
PredictionScotland by 31 points 

Johne Murphy (Irish @MurphyJohne) – Italy host Scotland but home advantage still no help as Scots finish off Championship in style
PredictionScotland by 29 points 

Philippe Saint-André (French @PSaintAndre) – Scotland to win BUT it won’t be until the last quarter that they pull away
PredictionScotland by 15 points 

Neil Marchant (English @NeilMarchant2) – It is last chance saloon for Italy and me. I’m guessing so why not a home win?!
PredictionItaly by 5 points 

Cory Brown (New Zealander @corybrown90) Italy complete a miserable 6 Nations with another pummeling – PredictionScotland by 25 points 

Graham Ross (Irish @GrahamRoss76) – On any other year you’d fancy Italy at home to the Scots but the two sides are going in very different directions. Scotland, easily PredictionScotland by 35 points 


Saturday 17 March – England v Ireland, 1445hrs kick off

Johan – Expect this to be a very tactical and physical game.  Ireland will just have too much and will take the Slam late on
PredictionIreland by 3 points

Johne – See my full preview here – Ireland to get the job done, just
Prediction – Ireland by 4 points

Philippe – This will be a great game but I fear it is too much for Ireland to go to Twickenham and win against a very sore England
PredictionEngland by 6 points 

Neil – If this one doesn’t work out, I’m revoking my membership of the Eddie Jones Fan Club
PredictionEngland by 10 points

Cory – Ireland’s inexperience in some key positions might just count against them against a bitter, desperate England team  PredictionEngland by 4 points 

Graham – massive test for Ireland but they have the form, the youth, the experience and the coach to get the job done! PredictionIreland by 6 points 


Saturday 17 March – Wales v France, 1630hrs kick off

Johan – Wales have been unlucky this 6 Nations but will end it on a high against a French team who peaked last week in Paris
PredictionWales by 7 points

Johne – should be a great test match with Wales having just too much fitness and flair for a tiring France
PredictionWales by 9 points 

Philippe – France reached their high last week but Cardiff is difficult and after a long Championship, Wales will be too strong
PredictionWales by 11 points 

Neil – Allez Les Bleus! It’s my final chance to rescue my reputation….
PredictionFrance by 10 points  

Cory – Wales will want to grab second place in the Championship and will have too much firepower for France PredictionWales by 12 points 

Graham Ross – Tight game if France haven’t burnt themselves out after their England win  PredictionWales by 4 points

Thanks to everyone who has followed our travails over the last few months and best of luck to all involved in the 2018 6 Nations Predictions Challenge for this final weekend of games.