Wales remain on course, Scots beaten again

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Updated: March 11, 2012

Wales overcame a tenacious Italy side 24-3 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday to move to within one victory of a third Six Nations championship grand slam in eight seasons. Second half tries to centre Jamie Roberts and right wing Alex Cuthbert gave Wales an ultimately comfortable win despite losing fullback Leigh Halfpenny for 10 minutes when he was sent to the sin bin. The win put Wales on course for the grand slam next Saturday when they host World Cup finalists France in Cardiff.

Ireland extended Scotland’s winless streak with a 32-14 Six Nations victory at Lansdowne Road here on Saturday. Defeat for Scotland was their sixth in a row and left them facing yet another ‘wooden spoon’ decider away to fellow strugglers Italy in Rome next weekend.

England are in action today at the Stade de France against World Cup finalist France. The hosts at 2/5 start as favorites against a young but developing England team that has shown this year they have every chance of causing the upset and at 7/3 who knows.