Your view: Welsh chances of regaining Six Nations title

31/01/14

James Davis

The Six Nations gets under way on Saturday when defending champions Wales face Italy at the Millennium Stadium.

Warren Gatland's team is aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive championship win.

They secured last year's tournament with a 30-3 win over England.

They've had some disappointing losses since that match and there are some off-field issues too, so how confident are the fans feeling ahead of this year's tournament?

Six Nations 2014: Guide to the teams and pundits' predictions

David Hyslop, 26

David Hyslop

"The atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium when we thrashed England was crazy, everyone was loving it.

"It felt really good stopping England getting the Six Nations and the Grand Slam.

"The first match against Italy could be tricky, I wouldn't say they could cause an upset but they are a little threat, they're pretty quick and it could be their time.

"We're not worried about playing England away, that won't be a problem, no chance.

"France away could be a bit of an issue though. It would be great to make history and win three championships back to back if the team can stick together."

James Davis, 27

James Davis

"I work at the Millennium Stadium and the atmosphere when we won the championship last year was so loud, you could probably hear it 10 miles away.

"Everyone was so happy, except for the English obviously who were devastated.

"As for Italy, they've got a better chance of an upset than many people think, they're a decent team.

"Wales have suffered some bad defeats since last year's tournament. It's 50/50 for Wales to retain the tournament to be honest."

Luke Evans, 23

Luke Evans

"I reckon Wales will do good, we definitely have the potential to win the Grand Slam again like we did in 2005 and 2012.

"We can do it again easy. Italy have talent but our players are too fast, particularly on the wings, I reckon we will smash them.

"Even against England at Twickenham, we could win 30-3 again easy.

"The one team that worries me is Ireland because of Brian O'Driscoll. Warren Gatland dropped him from the Lions over the summer and Brian will want revenge."

Raymond Luke, 24

Raymond Luke

"Last year we caught England a bit off guard. The score was fantastic but they're a young side they're still putting the pieces together.

"We had a good tournament apart from the first game. As for this season and the first game against Italy, Wales traditionally don't start well.

"We need a few games to get our confidence up and we could do with putting some tries and points on against Italy.

"I'm generally pessimistic but my heart and head says Wales will win the Championship again."

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