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2019 Six Nations round five: title permutations, teams, squads, betting odds, TV guide

Wales, England and Ireland can win the title on ‘Super Saturday’

Six Nations leaders Wales go into this weekend’s final round of fixtures knowing that victory against Ireland in Cardiff will secure the 2019 championship and a grand slam.

England and defending champions Ireland - who are currently second and third respectively in the standings after four matches - are also still able to win the title.

On Saturday 16 March Italy play France in Rome, Wales face Ireland in Cardiff and England host Scotland at Twickenham.

Here we look at the title permutations for the Six Nations “Super Saturday” fixtures, the squads, match betting odds and TV guide.

Six Nations round five fixtures Saturday 16 March
  • Italy vs. France (12.30pm, live on ITV) 
  • Wales vs. Ireland (2.45pm, live on BBC and S4C) 
  • England vs. Scotland (5pm, live on BBC)

Permutations: who can win the title?   

How Wales can win
  • Victory against Ireland will secure the grand slam and championship for Wales. 
  • A draw for Wales and England losing to Scotland will see Wales win the title but not with a grand slam.
How England can win
  • England must beat Scotland and hope that Ireland beat Wales. 
  • A bonus-point victory would guarantee them the title should Wales draw or lose.
How Ireland can win
  • Ireland need to beat Wales and hope Scotland beat England at Twickenham.
 

Italy vs. France

  • When: Saturday 16 March 
  • Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome 
  • Start time: 12.30pm (GMT) 
  • Referee: Matt Carley 
  • TV channel: live on ITV 
  • Match betting odds: Italy to win 14/5; France to win 2/5; draw 28/1
Italy team
  • Starting XV: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Edoardo PadovanI, 13 Marco Zanon, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Angelo Esposito, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 1 Andrea Lovotti, 2  Leonardo Ghiraldini, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 4 David Sisi, 5 Federico Ruzza, 6 Braam Steyn, 7 Jake Polledri, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain) 
  • Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Simone Ferrari, 19 Alessandro Zanni, 20 Sebastian Negri, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Luca Sperandio
France team
  • Starting XV: 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont; 1 Etienne Falgoux, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 3 Demba Bamba, 4 Felix Lambey, 5 Paul Willemse, 6. Gregory Alldritt, 7 Yacouba Camara, 8 Louis Picamoles 
  • Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Arthur Iturria, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Camille Lopez, 23 Thomas Ramos

Wales vs. Ireland

  • When: Saturday 16 March 
  • Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff 
  • Start time: 2.45pm (GMT) 
  • Referee: Angus Gardner 
  • TV channel: live on BBC and S4C 
  • Match betting odds: Wales to win 4/5; Ireland to win 5/4; draw 25/1 
Wales team
  • Starting XV: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Adam Beard, 5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 6 Josh Navidi, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Ross Moriarty 
  • Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Nicky Smith 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin
Ireland team
  • Starting XV: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rory Best, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 James Ryan, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Sean O’Brien, 8 CJ Stander 
  • Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Quinn Roux, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Jack Carty, 23 Jordan Larmour

England vs. Scotland

  • When: Saturday 16 March 
  • Where: Twickenham, London 
  • Start time: 5pm (GMT) 
  • Referee: Paul Williams 
  • TV channel: live on ITV 
  • Match betting odds: England to win 1/12; Scotland to win 10/1; draw 50/1 
England team
  • Starting XV: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Ben Moon, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 George Kruis, 6 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola 
  • Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 George Ford, 23 Ben Te’o
Scotland team
  • Starting XV: 15 Sean Maitland, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price; 1 Allan Dell, 2 Stuart McInally (captain), 3 Willem Nel, 4 Ben Toolis, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 6 Sam Skinner, 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Magnus Bradbury 
  • Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Josh Strauss, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris

Six Nations betting odds

All prices according to Oddschecker (as of 14 March 2019).

Six Nations winner
  • Wales: 5/6
  • England: 11/8
  • Ireland: 14/1  
Grand Slam
  • Wales: 5/6
  • No winner: 11/10

Results, fixtures and TV guide

Round one results
  • France 19 Wales 24 
  • Scotland 33 Italy 20 
  • Ireland 20 England 32
Round two results
  • Scotland 13 Ireland 22
  • Italy 15 Wales 26 
  • England 44 France 8
Round three results
  • France 27 Scotland 10 
  • Wales 21 England 13 
  • Italy 16 Ireland 26
Round four fixtures
  • Scotland 11 Wales 18
  • England 57 Italy 14 
  • Ireland 26 France 14
Round five fixtures
  • Saturday 16 March: Italy vs. France (12.30pm, live on ITV); Wales vs. Ireland (2.45pm, live on BBC and S4C); England vs. Scotland (5pm, live on BBC)

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