Well, that time has come.
This weekend I'm going with France to cause a bit of an upset by beating Grand Slam winners Wales (still an upset by my book despite the fact the French are at home). The match is on tonight at 8pm.
I'm also backing Frank Hadden's boys to have enough to see of the Italians at Murrayfield tomorrow, though I suspect the match might be pretty tight and a turgid, forward-battling snoozefest for the majority of it. But I think we might just squeeze it. If not, Hadden is most certainly a goner.
And finally, at Croke Park in Dublin the Irish are unchanged for the third match in a row to face England who have cursed indicipline for their performances so far. Surprisingly, I'm going with the away side. I've seen enough improvement in England over the last two games - and a sense that they "want it" this week. If they can keep within the laws of the game (and keep as many men on the field as possible) I'll go with them to cause an upset.
Scotland 22 - 10 Italy
Ireland 17 - 24 England
Now that I've gone with those predictions, surely Wales, Italy and Ireland will come away with wins this weekend. Oh, the joys!