Former Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman recently sat down with Planet Rugby's James While to discuss five key points from the opening weekend of the 2024 Six Nations. Jackman praised Ireland coach Andy Farrell for his psychological approach to the game, highlighting the impact of performance coach Gary Keegan. He also commended Ireland's improved lineout efficiency and the performance of young second-row Joe McCarthy. Jackman discussed France's disappointing performance and the challenges facing new coach Fabien Galthie. He praised Italy's attacking style under coach Gonzalo Quesada and highlighted England's teething problems as they adjust to new systems. Finally, Jackman discussed Wales' potential for success under coach Warren Gatland and the areas of concern for Scotland despite their victory over Wales. Overall, he emphasized the importance of momentum in the Six Nations tournament.