Ireland and Wales are feeling the heat ahead of their crucial Six Nations opener. Both sides want to take advantage of England’s shock loss and face a title challenge … but a defeat for both sides could mean disaster
- Ireland launches its Six Nations 2021 campaign against Wales on Sunday
- Both camps are feeling the pressure of a decisive clash in the principality
- England’s shock defeat could give both sides an opportunity to face a title challenge
- Losing will put further pressure on both teams who are already feeling the heat
Ireland kicks off their 2021 Six Nations campaign against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday afternoon, knowing that both camps are feeling the pressure ahead of a crucial clash at the Principality Stadium.
Irish head coach Andy Farrell and his Welsh counterpart Wayne Pivac are overseeing their second in charge tournaments due to inconsistent 2020 campaigns while Johnny Sexton and Alun Wyn Jones (both 35) are captains with no time on their side.
Scotland’s shock win against England at Twickenham on Saturday opened the Six Nations chase wide open for the opening weekend and the winning side on Sunday will have serious title challenges to face in the months ahead. Losing will put pressure on both coaching teams who are feeling the heat.