It is a benefit to us that we will play England and France at Lansdowne Road, but only if we perform well in our first couple of games. After that we will have an idea of where we are. The first game against Scotland at Murrayfield will be both difficult and important because they've outclassed us in recent matches, and we must be ready for it.
I'm hoping that I will play some part in the latter stages of the tournament after having an operation on my shoulder, and at the moment I'm working hard to build up my fitness. The final game of our RBS Six Nations campaign against England will be an absolute corker and the sort of match you want to be involved in.
The main thing is that we're still in with a shout by that stage because the tournament is all about winning games and performing throughout the competition. It will be a big day against England, but there is a massive amount to concentrate on before then.