What odds on Ireland losing a game this Six Nations?

Simon Zebo
Simon Zebo and his Irish team-mates were on-song to beat England this week
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Sergio Parisse
Few saw Italy's win over Scotland coming, however
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More and more of the visitors to www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk are looking for analysis and advice on upcoming fixtures. With help from our resident analyst, Scott Donaldson we put our skills on the line.

Six Nations Round 3 was as exciting as promised with three close games (if you call Ireland's ten-point win close), keeping things interesting for everyone involved.

Round 3 was a difficult round for tipsters with only five per cent of SuperBru tipsters picking Italy to beat Scotland, while less than 50 per cent of tipsters (43 per cent) picked Wales to beat France in Paris, showing us that they aren't out of the running yet.  

These two results put most people off as many people thought Scotland would win relatively comfortably at Murrayfield.

Ireland's ten-point win over England was surprisingly the most one-sided margin of the round. 58 per cent of SuperBru tipsters picked the result, while in the Super Rugby Tips conference, only one person went for Ireland by a higher margin than the ten points.

We can all take another week off to recover, with Ireland now holding the advantage as the only unbeaten team in the competition, while Wales can do both themselves and everyone else a favour by beating Ireland next week. Wales would then open the door for themselves and England to still have a shot at the title.

Who are you picking to win the Six Nations now?  You can't go past Ireland for me, although Wales are coming into some form after a slow start.