Six Nations: England primed to hold off France and defend title
England head the Six Nations odds but Simon Mail thinks the champions will be chased hard by France as they attempt to successfully defend their title...
England favourites to hold on to title
England may not have been flamboyant, with their style of play at times criticised, but their physical power makes them extremely difficult to beat.
Impressive France pose biggest threat
Ireland need improvement to contend
Scotland could cause an upset
Lacking the depth and quality to win the title, Scotland could still make an impact and the return from exile of Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell is a huge boost.