The fourth round of Guinness Pro 14 takes place this weekend, and now all matches will be decisive in the race for the title. If you start in Rome with the match between Italy and Wales, Saturday afternoon promises to explode emotions with the most anticipated challenge of the weekend.
In fact, in Twickenham, the traditional match between England and France takes place. Two defeats in the first three rounds of the tournament and a match against Assyria were the only match that Eddie Jones’ boys brought home. With the title race virtually gone, the English are fourth in the standings, and today’s match is an opportunity to give a positive signal and not let the current champions fail this edition.
France, on the other hand, arrives in London undefeated, and a dispute over Kovid protocols spreads the blues two weeks ago., Forcing organizers to postpone match against Scotland. Galti’s boys are young, have shown great qualities and need to beat Wales and beat Twickenham to play in the final round, with a direct match against the British. However, the Blues are finding several key players, especially midfielders Antoine DuPont and Romain Natamak making their debuts in the tournament this year.
However, on Sunday, we go to Edinburgh for the match between Scotland and Ireland. In effect both teams are still in dispute for the title, but they should expect their competitors ’defeats to return to the game. Scotland, who had to recapture the match against France, surprised England in their debut and then gave up very narrow matches against Wales. The people of Townsend are growing, but will it be enough to overtake Ireland?
Ireland, on the other hand, is in dire straits. The transition between the older generation and the younger champions takes place between highs and lows, with the Irish losing to Wales and France in the first two rounds before easily liquidating Italy two weeks ago. Andy Farrell’s boys need a performance like Rome’s to beat Edinburgh and beat Wales and France in the title match.
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