SO whose your money on to lift the RBS Six Nations Championship as we approach the final round of matches this Saturday?

Current solitary point leaders Wales are obviously the favourites as they host Ireland, and I can't see them slipping up.

But, if they do, England could whip it away from under their noses and make it a double celebration by sinking Scotland at Twickenham and to also hold aloft the Calcutta Cup.

By the way, do you know the history of the Calcutta Cup?

On Christmas Day, 1872, a game of rugby between 20 players representing England and Scotland actually took place in Calcutta.

The match was such a success and was repeated a week later.

These lovers of rugby wanted to form a club in the area and the aforementioned matches were the agents which led to the formation of the Calcutta Football Club in January, 1873.

On our local scene, there was a setback for London Irish as they went down 26-12 at Yorkshire Carnegie, and it was doubly disappointing for Topsy Ojo, who was celebrating his 300th appearance for the side. Congratulations to him.

Exiles have a week off and then their biggest day of the calendar, the St Patrick's Party, at home to Doncaster Knights on Saturday, May 23.

Rams, though, march on towards the National Two South title after beating Taunton Titans 42-21 at the Old Bath Road ground.

Seb Reynolds' men are 12 points clear of Canterbury with five games to go, and if they hold their nerve, they should seal the title with games to spare.

They visit Worthing next.

It was a disastrous week for our other clubs, however, with my boys Reading going down 39-24 at home to high-flying Buckingham.

Chris Greig continued his hot streak with two more tries to take his tally to seven in four games, but we were beaten by a good side.

Hopefully we can make amends at High Wycome on March 23.

Reading Abbey suffered a third straight defeat as the Bicester forwards powered their side to a 30-12 success at Rose Hill, with Abbey facing a tough game at Buckingham next.

Lastly, Berkshire Shire Hall were crushed 62-7 by Chipping Norton and have another tough game against Abingdon next time out.