5 Things To Keep An Eye Out For This Weekend

5 Things To Keep An Eye Out For This Weekend

Test rugby is back in full swing this weekend with plenty of action to keep you glued to your seat.


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Here are five things one should look out for on Saturday.



Who Will Pick Up The Most Victories? Southern Hemisphere or Northern Hemisphere!



Five Northern hemisphere teams will be playing at home against Southern hemisphere opposition this weekend. England have the toughest task this weekend, as they face New Zealand, a team they have not beat since 2012 and haven't played since 2014.



South Africa and Australia have tricky fixtures waiting for them as the French and Welsh are unpredictable entity’s, especially when playing in front of their home crowds.



Ireland and Scotland will be expected to put away Argentina and Fiji this weekend, although Los Pumas have proven that they no pushovers and that they can hand out shock results from time to time.



Will The 6 Nations Debate be Settled?

Georgia face Six Nation strugglers Italy in a game which could have a long-term implication on the future of the Nations competition.

For years the former Soviet republic has been fighting for an opportunity to test themselves against Europe’s best but there call has fallen upon deaf ears.

With the Italians collecting yet another wooden spoon in the 2018 Six Nations, and with Georgia constantly knocking on the door, we could see this game becoming really spicy. 

The Georgians are ranked 13th in the world, one place better than Italy at 14th so this is sure to be a close affair that could have big implications.




Can The All Blacks Set A New World Record Against England?


New Zealand are on the cusp of setting a new world record, as they look to score four or more tries in 13 consecutive test matches.


Against Japan last Saturday, the All Blacks equalled their own best streak, which was achieved in the first 12 of their 14 Tests in 2016 before they only managed three tries in each the last two games of that season, against Ireland and France.


Learn more about this record HERE



Can Ireland Make It 10 Wins On The Trot?

The Irish have been going from strength to strength in the last couple of years and they see themselves currently on a nine-game winning streak at home.


Ireland have never won 10 in a row on their own patch, it’s the fourth time they’ve strung together a run this long.



Can Fiji Defeat The Odds?


The Pacific Islanders have a host of talented players in their current squad, but history is against them this weekend as they face Scotland. Fiji have picked up just three wins from 56 away test matches against Tier 1 nations.



There last time they tasted victory was when they beat Australia twice in the 1950s and Italy in 1999.





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