A decent start to this year's competition with Scotland and Ireland leading off. Scotland were almost unplayable at times in the first half and probably three players were marked as Lions - especially Hogg at full back. I said it last year, he looks a certainty. However, Ireland came back and looked to be certain winners - that's when I started my walk to watch England v France - and missed the end. Overall, I'd say that Scotland deserved the win. England against France, at Twickenham, with a young referee who seemed to enjoy pinging England - at least that's how I saw the first 30 minutes. I suppose the word Xenophobic was dreamed up to describe the likes of me - I see malice in every decision that went against England, regardless or right or wrong. Next week Wales v England that's still the big game for me - given today's results, it may well be the game that decides the eventual winners.