Wales - Italy was frankly poo. Heavy rain, lots of mistakes and almost all the match was kicking or scrapping for the ball. I just had to look at the results table to remind me of the score, 26-9 to Wales, as I fell asleep for the last 20 minutes.
In terms of gameplay the England-France match was a bit better but much more tense. A brilliant French try in the first half from a team that looked transformed from their first two games. The second half started with the French a point in the lead and looking dangerous, then 10 minutes in the French coach took off Trinh-Duc and Parra who had been working well together and generating most of the French chances. England seemed to notice this and upped their game, moving from mainly defence to attacking play after attacking play. Honestly, after the first half I was expecting the French to get a narrow win but, helpfully assisted by their coach making some bone-headed substitutions, England won comfortably 23-13.
The French press are (apparently) not keen on Les Bleus losing and tend to air their disappointment by blaming people. I wouldn't want to be their coach tomorrow morning with the team at the bottom of the table, no points and -25 score difference
Tomorrow could be interesting. If the weather is good I think the Irish will have a win with a reasonable lead of about 15-20 points. If it chucks it down then it could be a much closer game. If the Scots win then the French team are in with a real chance of getting the Wooden Spoon