Can Wales win the Grand Slam but still come second in Six Nations to England?

WALES are on course for their first Grand Slam since 2012, having beaten England in their last match to go top of the Six Nations standings.

But they are still under pressure from Eddie Jones’ side with two fixtures remaining – but can they still lose it all even if they remain unbeaten.

Wales beat England in their last Six Nations match to keep them on course for a Grand Slam victory
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Can Wales win Grand Slam but lose Six Nations?

The introduction of the bonus points system has already proved that it could decide who wins and loses the championship.

A bonus point is awarded if you score four or more tries or if you lose within seven points.

England have been at their attacking best at times in this tournament claiming two bonus points in their opening matches – while they will be expected to get another against Italy and possibly Scotland.

But Wales have only had to make do with collecting four points per win, rather than getting the extra, and this has left them under threat from the Red Rose.

Yet, if Warren Gatland’s side go onto win all five matches, they are automatically awarded three bonus points for achieving the Grand Slam.

This would ensure they lift the Six Nations title, even if England get maximum points in their final two fixtures.

England can only get 20 points at most in tournament, while Wales will get a minimum 23 points if they remain undefeated.

What are the remaining fixtures?

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Scotland vs Wales

England vs Italy

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

Ireland vs France

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Italy vs France

Wales vs Ireland

England vs Scotland

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