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Six Nations opening weekend statistics

Oval Talk

The Six Nations gets under way this weekend - and Oval Talk has the key stats to whet your appetite.

On Saturday a new-look England side featuring three uncapped starters enters the bear-pit that is Murrayfield on Calcutta Cup day.

Despite a poor tournament record, the Edinburgh stadium is something of a fortress for the Scottish rugby team.

There is another mouth-watering clash in Ireland on Sunday, with Wales making the short trip across the Irish Sea.

A repeat of last year's exciting World Cup quarter-final, Ireland will be out for revenge.

And the first fixture of the weekend features World Cup finalists France against Italy - with Les Bleus having not lost a championship opener at hom since 1975, the Azzurri face a mammoth task.

Peruse the pre-match statistics below:

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