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Try this...Wales look a brilliant bet to win.

Byline: Derek McGovern

WATCHING rugby has about as much appeal as living in Rugby - but, from time to time, you can help yourself to a lulu of a bet.

These days that's preferable to helping yourself to a Lulu.

If memory serves, Wales walloped England 30-3 a year ago, yet they are 13-8 to beat them tomorrow. That's crazy.

On what planet do Stuart Lancaster's men deserve to be odds-on favourites? Possibly one of the 700 new planets unearthed by NASA earlier this week - a discovery that makes you think they just weren't looking hard enough in the first place.

England haven't even scored a try against the Welsh since 2010, not for the want of trying.

Look, I'm no expert at rugby. In fact, if there's one thing I'm useless at it's rugby, golf, poker, backgammon - and narrowing things down.

Yes, England are at home, but, come on, this is just 11 men against 11 - they shouldn't be able to reverse the form to that extent inside 12 months just because they're playing at Wembley.

But the more I look at it, the more the Welsh look massively over-Priced - every other person there has that name.

I stopped watching rugby some years ago because of my paranoia - at every scrum, I was convinced they were talking about me.

And I could never understand why our hero Jonny Wilkinson was named after two unmistakably masculine products, while Aussie legend Elton Flatley wasn't.

But I know a good rugby bet when I'm told about one and Wales at 13-8 is exactly that... so I'm told.

Favourites? England have not scored a try against Wales since 2010


FLAGGING FORTUNES England will have to show a massive improvement after losing 30-3 to Wales last season
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Title Annotation:Sport; Opinion, Columns
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 8, 2014
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