3rd: England - B-
Stuart Lancaster's men are in third place behind early pacesetters Ireland and France. The England head coach is building towards the 2015 World Cup on home soil and Lancaster had a chance to see how his blossoming side would fare in the Stade de France cauldron. For 35 minutes, the Red Rose struggled to get going as France soared into a 16-3 lead, before scrum-half Danny Care came to the fore and helped mastermind an England comeback. First England tries for Mike Brown and debutant Luther Burrell left the visitors on the brink of a famous win before a last-gasp Gael Fickou effort cruelly denied Lancaster's men victory. It was the third defeat of Lancaster's England tenure in the Six Nations and like great (potentially great) sides should, England responded against Scotland. The Red Rose steamrolled their way to victory to secure a 20-0 win, their first win of the championship and the Calcutta Cup. Like Wales did last year, England will hope to win the Six Nations title despite a losing start.
4th: Wales - C
The reigning Six Nations champions have made a poor start to the defence of their title following an unconvincing win against the Italians and a hammering in Dublin. Warren Gatland will have be worried by his scrum after a stodgy 23-15 win against the Italians at the Millennium Stadium in their Six Nations opener. After a decorated spell at the top of European rugby, the Red Dragon look tired and lack a plan B, which was ruthlessly exposed by Ireland. Schmidt's men replicated a performance similar to the one which left them on the brink of a first-ever victory over New Zealand last autumn, and Wales had no answer. With mounting injury concerns, Gatland needs a rethink to salvage their championship. Let's not forget Wales lost to the Irish in the opening game last year and still won the title.