THE majority of our local sides may have had a weekend off, but the Six Nations produced a couple of crackers to keep us all entertained.

It was a case of ‘a win’s a win’ for England as they edged past Wales 12-6, despite the visitors making more metres, having more carries, beating more defenders and missing fewer tackles.

The controversial disallowed Gareth Anscombe try I’m sure will have sparked some debate around many a club and how that could have changed the game, but that’s rugby.

Next up for England are Scotland at Murrayfield and that will not be an easy test after they returned to form with a dramatic 32-26 victory against France.

It was only their third Six Nations success against their visitors, and man-of-the-match Greg Laidlaw’s 22 points certainly proved decisive along with tries from wing Sean Maitland and centre Huw Jones.

France just started to crumble under pressure in the last 20 minutes, making some basic errors which Scotland took advantage of. But, what great tries from Teddy Thomas for France.

I know there will be a number fans from Reading travelling up to Edinburgh in nine days time and I’m sure it will be a great game to attend.

There should be a super atmosphere as the fans turn up and start enjoying the city before the game, but England know they will need to do a big job as the Scots may have turned the corner.

Lastly, Ireland kept their Grand Slam hopes alive as they destroyed Italy 56-19 putting eight tries past them and moving top of the table.

On the domestic scene, Aviva Premiership relegation sadly moved a massive step closer for London Irish as they lost 13-9 at home to Sale.

It was a game they really needed to win, and with Worcester stunning Exeter 6-5, Exiles are now 12 points adrift with just eight games to go.

It was a much better day for National Two South high-flyers Redingensians Rams, however, as the fourth-placed side won 21-14 down at Old Redcliffians.

Seb Reynolds has certainly made an impact since he took over as head coach and long may it continue.

Hopefully Rams can grab another win when they make the even longer trek to Devon to face 11th-placed Barnstaple.

As for my boys Reading, we return to Southern Counties North action at home to Wallingford and it’s certainly a winnable game for us.

Reading Abbey, meanwhile, visit relegation-threatened High Wycombe, while Berkshire Shire Hall travel to Oxford in the BB&O Championship.