Printer Friendly

Rugby: SPREADWISE - Les Bleus' defeat sees England surge to summit of the indices.

SCOTLAND caused the biggest shock on the opening weekend of the 2006 Six Nations with their stubborn 20- 16 success over France yesterday afternoon, but it is clear that England have made the biggest impression with the spread firms, writes Max Oram.

England and France have swapped places with both Cantor and Sporting at the head of their indices following that Murrayfield shock and Saturday's six-try Twickenham salvo by England against current champions Wales.

So anyone who followed the advice of RPSPORT's Austin Healey by buying England at 40 can now lock in a seven-point profit should they chose ahead of road games in Rome and Edinburgh. Red Rose total tries and total points have also risen significantly.

However, the market-makers are taking differing views as to the merits of the performances of two of the other three home nations.

Frank Hadden's Scots are now fourth favourites with Cantor above the injury-hit Welsh but Sporting are more wary ahead of next week's trip to Cardiff and have only moved them up to within a point.

And Italy's Lansdowne Road exploits will be one reason for the Kennington-based company clipping their quotes on tournament 50-ups to 63-67 from 67-72.

There were two yellow cards this weekend - for Azzuri fly-half Ramiro Pez and Wales flanker Martyn Williams - so Sporting kept their quote at 14.5-16. IG had gone 17-18.5.

CAPTION(S):

France's centre Florian Fritz runs with the ball at Murrayfield yesterday
COPYRIGHT 2006 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 6, 2006
Words:241
Previous Article:Football: SPREADWISE - Epic shootout delights buyers.
Next Article:GOLF: Tiger scrambles to victory again.


Related Articles
Football: Sporting like France's chance.
Rugby Union: Close contest is anticipated.
Rugby Union: Laporte seeks touch of inspiration.
RUGBY: IRELAND v SCOTLAND SATURDAY, BBC1,3.30pm; SPORT BEST OF THE WEEK'S ACTION.
Rugby: A RIGHT CHARLIE; ENGLAND IN CRISIS: Battered rugby stars look to club honours Hodgson raring to go after French mauling.
Rugby Union: 4-1 Italy claim stunning win at Murrayfield.
Betsen warns of challenge.
Rugby Union: New-boy Flood 12-1 to repeat Wilko's winner.
Football: BEAT THE BOOKIE; BEST BETS THIS WEEKEND.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters