How one nation can win the Five Nations

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P W D L F A Pts

Scotland 4 3 0 1 60 56 6

France 3 2 0 1 74 41 4

England 3 2 0 1 51 39 4

Ireland 3 1 0 2 50 78 2

Wales 3 0 0 3 46 67 0

Remaining fixtures: 16 March: England v Ireland; Wales v France.

England: Must beat Ireland while France lose or draw with Wales. If the French are victorious, England must beat Ireland by 22 points more than France beat Wales to be outright winners.

France: Must beat Wales and then hope their points difference remains superior to England's. Guaranteed to finish ahead of Scotland on points difference if they win in Cardiff.

Scotland: Have completed their fixtures and must rely on both England and France either drawing or losing to lift championship.

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