Ireland wrapped up their Six Nations campaign with a comfortable win over England in Dublin, much to the delight of skipper Johnny Sexton.
Ireland completed their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a third win in a row, seeing off England 32-18 at the Aviva Stadium.
Italy opened the scoring but it was then one-way traffic as eight-try Scotland crushed the Azzurri, delighting home captain Stuart Hogg.
Italy scored first but Scotland then took firm control of their Six Nations clash in Edinburgh, scoring eight tries against their visitors.
Wales need a win in Paris to complete a Grand Slam and seal their second Six Nations title in the space of three years.
Fabien Galthie's France retain Six Nations title hopes and have learned the date of their final match against Scotland.
Adam Beard returns in the only change to Wales' starting line-up for the pivotal Six Nations showdown with France on Saturday.
CJ Stander was born in South Africa but has played international rugby for Ireland since making his debut in the 2016 Six Nations.
Scotland fought back from 24-10 down to draw level against Ireland, only for a late penalty to end their Six Nations title hopes.
France were within touching distance of a famous Twickenham win, which made it galling to concede a late try and see Grand Slam hopes ended.