Scenario for teams ahead of final round of Six Nations

Can Wales give a perfect Six Nations send off to Warren Gatland?
Can Wales give a perfect Six Nations send off to Warren Gatland?

The 2019 edition of the Six Nations has reached the final stage with three teams in contention to win the title. Here we look at the scenarios for the teams ahead of the weekend's clashes.

Wales - (currently on) 16 points

With four wins from as many games, Wales are the only team to have a chance of clinching the Grand Slam. However, they need to win the final game against World number two ranked team Ireland when the two teams lock horns with each other in Cardiff on Saturday that will take their tally to 20 points. Even though England have a chance to reach 20 points, Wales will be awarded an additional three bonus points for Grand Slam winners under Six Nations rules. Wales can also win the title if they manage a draw against Ireland and hope for Scotland to beat England in the final game of the competition but that will devoid them a Grand Slam.

England - 15 points

A 21-13 defeat to Wales has dented their momentum but bonus point wins over Ireland, France and Italy means they have more than an outside chance as they are just one point behind table-toppers Wales. Even though a Grand Slam is ruled out, the fact that they face Scotland, who are down with three defeats from four games has placed them better than Wales, who will be clashing with Joe Schmidt's side. Eddie Jones' side will need to win the final round game against Scotland and hope for either Ireland defeating Wales or a drawn encounter.

Ireland - 14 points

Ireland's defeat to England in the opening round did hamper their chance but they did manage to claw their way back with three straight wins. They will need to beat Wales in the final round and hope for Scotland to beat England if they are to clinch the title for the second time in a row.