England’s fine win over France capped off an exciting weekend of action in Round 2 of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

Ireland won the trophy last year, claiming the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in doing so, while England finished a woeful fifth.

Owen Farrell and England will be hoping for Six Nations glory this year

Owen Farrell and England will be hoping for Six Nations glory this year

The upcoming tournament promises to be a thriller as the six countries continue their preparations for the World Cup in Japan starting in September.

England are top of the table after the first two games with Wales close behind and France and Italy struggling.

England squad

Daly, Ashton, Slade, Tuilagi, May, Farrell, Youngs, M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Lawes, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Cole, Moon, Launchbury, Hughes, Robson, Ford, Nowell.

Scotland beat England to win the Calcutta Cup last year

Scotland squad

Hogg, Seymour, Jones, Johnson, Maitland, Russell, Laidlaw, Dell, McInally, Berghan, Gilchrist, Gray, Wilson, Ritchie, Strauss.

Replacements: Brown, Bhatti, Rae, Toolis, Harley, Price, Horne, Kinghorn.

Wales take on France to kick off the 2019 Six Nations

Wales squad

L Williams; Holmes, J Davies (capt), Watkin, Adams; Biggar, A Davies; N Smith, Dee, Lee, Ball, Beard, Wainwright, Young, Navidi.

Replacements: Elias, W Jones, D Lewis, Alun Wyn Jones, Moriarty, G Davies, Anscombe, Amos.

Ireland won the Six Nations last year

Ireland won the Six Nations last year

Ireland squad

Kearney, Earls, Farrell, Aki, Stockdale, Sexton, Murray, Healy, Best, Furlong, Ryan, Roux, O’Mahony, O’Brien, Conan.

Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Dillane, Van der Flier, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour.

Can France win the Six Nations this season?

Can France win the Six Nations this season?

France squad

Huget, Penaud, Doumayrou, Bastareaud, Fickou, Lopez, Parra, Poirot, Guirado, Bamba, Lambey, Vahaamahina, Camara, Iturria, Picamoles.

Replacements: Bourgarit, Priso, Aldegheri, Willemse, Alldritt, Dupont, Ntamack, Ramos.

Italy star Sergio Parisse

Italy squad

Hayward, Padovani, Campagnaro, Morisi, Esposito, Allan, Palazzani, Quaglio, Ghiraldini, Ferrari, Sisi, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse.

Replacements: Bigi, Traore, Pasquali, Ruzza, Barbini, Gori, McKinley, Benvenuti.

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