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6N: Wales, England, Ireland in title contention on last day

By The Associated PressMarch 16, 2019
FILE - In this Saturday, March 17, 2012 file photo, Wales' captain Sam Warburton, center, celebrates winning the 6 Nations tournament with teammates after defeating France at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Chances are high Wales will sweep rugby’s Six Nations for the Grand Slam on Saturday March 16, 2019, and take the crown from Ireland. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, file)
FILE - In this Saturday, March 17, 2012 file photo, Wales' captain Sam Warburton, center, celebrates winning the 6 Nations tournament with teammates after defeating France at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Chances are high Wales will sweep rugby’s Six Nations for the Grand Slam on Saturday March 16, 2019, and take the crown from Ireland. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, file)

Three teams are still in contention for the Six Nations rugby title in the last round on Saturday.

Wales, England and Ireland all hold hope of taking the trophy.

Unbeaten Wales has 16 points, England 15, and defending champion Ireland 14.

Italy, which hasn’t won a Six Nations match since 2015, hosts France in Rome in the first match, then Wales takes on Ireland in the decider in Cardiff, and England hopes to still be in contention when it tries to regain the Calcutta Cup from Scotland in London.

Here’s how the title can be won:

Wales will win the Six Nations and achieve a first Grand Slam since 2012 if it beats Ireland.

Wales will win the Six Nations if it draws with Ireland and England loses to Scotland.

England will be champion if Wales draws and it beats Scotland.

England will be champion if Ireland beats Wales and it beats Scotland.

Ireland will be champion if it beats Wales and England loses to Scotland.

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