Back-to-back wins put England on track for Six Nations title


England’s victory over Wales two weeks ago was a close result, but it put them in a prime position to win the Six Nations title, according to the QBE Predictor.

Back-to-back wins over the Welsh and Italians improved England’s chances of finishing top of the league to 48% ahead of the French to 39%. Ireland retain a 13% away chance of finishing in first place, with the Welsh and Scots now ruled out.

Standard Sport have once again teamed up with QBE Business Insurance to provide more predictions for this season’s Six Nations.

QBE Business Insurance has based its predictions on a complex mathematical formula created by a team of experts whose daily job is to help businesses anticipate the likelihood and impact of risks so they can prepare for them and manage properly.

The computer model simulated each match 10,000 times with an average score taken to find the final result. The actuaries captured a wide range of rugby variables, including the number of tries, kicks and conversions scored by the teams involved.

Predictions for this weekend

Wales 21

France 19

Italy 8

Scotland 32

England 32

Ireland 17

Basically, the QBE Predictor believes England will beat Ireland tomorrow and the Welsh will beat France in Cardiff tonight to end the visitors’ Grand Slam hopes. This would then set up a title shootout between England and France in Paris in the final game of the tournament next Saturday night.

QBE ambassador Lawrence Dallaglio said: “I sincerely believe England can win against the Irish, but they need to make that connection with the fans from the start and play for everyone to stand up at Twickenham and just behind the team.

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