6 Nations

The 2020 PSA Academies 6 Nations Predictions Challenge – Week 3

By February 22, 2020 No Comments

We’re back for round 3 of the 2020 Six Nations Championship and the next stab in the dark for the 2020 PSA Academies Six Nations Predictions Challenge.  After a decent 15 points haul from Data Shield’s Cliff Hutchings, it’s the turn of PSA Academies supporter and friend Andy Hiatt of Hiatt Financial Ltd. to guess/bluff his way through this week’s games.

First, up the positions after week 2;

Match Results

Ireland 24 – Wales 14

Scotland 6 – England 13

France 35 – Italy 22

Outright 1st Place – 30 points – Johne Murphy – the only team member with a 100% prediction record for the match winners after 2 rounds.

Joint 2nd Place – 25 points – four-way tie (Philippe Saint-Andre, Ian Lewis, Neil Marchant & the Rotating Guests) – Wales’ capitulation in Dublin was expensive for a few, splitting the chasing pack. Also, there were a few near misses on the correct margin prediction in the Scotland v England game.

Joint 3rd Place – 20 points – three-way tie (Ben Sinclair, Cory Brown & Graham Ross) – bit a gap opening up in the wooden spoon stakes, piling on the pressure for a few big calls this weekend!


REMINDER – the 2020 6 Nations Predictions Challenge rules are simple. Each competitor needs to give us 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’.


Saturday 22 February –  Italy v Scotland, 1415hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant (Twitter @NeilMarchant2)PredictionScotland by 12 pts 

Cory Brown (Instagram corybrown6)PredictionScotland by 20 pts 

Philippe Saint-André (Twitter @PSaintAndre) – PredictionScotland by 8 pts 

Ian Lewis (Twitter @Lewi_xplore) – PredictionScotland by 10 pts 

Johne Murphy (Twitter @MurphyJohne) – PredictionScotland by 17 pts 

Ben Sinclair (Instagram ben_sinclair18) – Prediction – Italy by 3 points 

Graham Ross (Twitter @GrahamRoss76) – PredictionScotland by 5 pts 

Mystery Guest – Andy Hiatt – PredictionScotland by 15 pts 


Saturday 22 February – Wales v France, 1645hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant – PredictionWales by 10 points

Cory Brown PredictionWales by 5 points

Philippe Saint-AndréPredictionFrance by 2] points

Ian Lewis – PredictionWales by 9 points

Johne MurphyPredictionFrance by 6 points

Ben Sinclair – Prediction – France by 8 points

Graham RossPredictionWales by 3 points

Mystery Guest – Cliff Hutchings – PredictionWales by 12 points


Sunday 23 February – England v Ireland, 1500hrs kick-off

Neil Marchant – PredictionEngland by 10 points

Cory Brown PredictionEngland by 3 points

Philippe Saint-André – PredictionEngland by 12 points

Ian Lewis – PredictionEngland by 7 points

Johne Murphy – PredictionIreland by 4 points

Ben Sinclair – Prediction England by 10 points

Graham Ross – PredictionIreland by 3 points

Mystery Guest – Nattapol HemyooPredictionEngland by 12 points


Best of luck to all involved in the 2020 PSA Academies 6 Nations Predictions Challenge and enjoy the rugby wherever you are this weekend.