Published: Mon, February 13, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

BBC drops Six Nations ad

BBC drops Six Nations ad

Angry social media users branded it "racist" and "embarrassing" and it was promptly taken down by the BBC.

Sunday's sole Six Nations match sees Scotland follow up their impressive opening-day victory over Ireland with a trip to Paris.

Wales will also be thinking along the same lines and with such a great atmosphere expected at the Millennium Stadium, now known as the Principality Stadium, expect the home team to be charged up and try to make a quick start to the game, as they attempt to inflict the 30-3 thrashing of England in 2013.

The win means England are the only team now capable of winning the Grand Slam, a feat they are trying to do for the second year in a row that would be a first in the Six Nations era.

Jones took the blame for what he said was England's "awful" performance against France, where the bench played a key role in preserving his ideal record as Red Rose boss.

England's greater composure and accuracy during a frantic final 10 minutes swayed a memorable contest their way, yet Wales know they also stepped up a level on recent displays.

England chief Eddie Jones revealed he reacted to the scrappy win over France by giving his side a CUDDLE!

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"There was a lot of emotion in the game, but I don't think it was exclusively played on that", Jones added. When you train extremely hard and make all the sacrifices, these are the fixtures you want to be involved in. It is a hallmark of this England team. You've got to find some way to get better.

"We have used up all of our get out of jail cards and against Italy we don't want to be in that position again", Jones added.

England could have a couple of players back from injury, or closer to 100 per cent fitness, with James Haskell and Anthony Watson among possible candidates to come into his starting XV.

'The message came on that we had given away four penalties in a 12-minute period, and they got a lot of territory from that in the first half and scored a try.

'We gave him every opportunity, and on Saturday morning it was fairly obvious that we would be putting him at risk if he started the game, so hopefully we made the right decision.

England survived another scare when scrum-half Rhys dived over a ruck and fell inches short of a try.

Italy have the chance to build some momentum with their second-consecutive home game and in front of a partisan crowd will fancy their chances of upsetting the Irish - who won the Women's 6 Nations title back in 2015.

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