ENGLAND are all the rage with William Hill customers who reckon they will see off injury-hit Wales at the Rugby World Cup and they are 3-10 to do so.
Sam Burgess may well be a controversial choice to start but punters are supporting Stuart Lancaster’s decision and he is the best backed player to score the first try (16-1) while the 4-1 that he scores a try at any point in the match is being backed as if it was a certainty.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams says: “The money is all for England to win and should they do so with a Sam Burgess try, it will certainly cost the industry a tidy sum.”
In the days other games South Africa are evens at Skybet on the 19 point handicap as they look to bounce back from the humiliating defeat to Japan with a commanding win over Samoa while Italy take on Canada in Pool D.
At the F1 Japanese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton is 1-2 favourite at Ladbrokes to claim pole position and there’s semi-final tennis action from St Petersburg and Metz among the highlights on a packed Saturday of sport.
England v Wales (William Hill prices)
3/10 England, 3/1 Wales, 25/1 Draw
5/2 England to score in the first 10 minutes
4/1 England to win by more than 20 points
8/1 Wales to win and George North to score a try
To Score A Try: 6/4 Anthony Watson, 6/4 Jonny May, 2/1 Mike Brown, 7/2 Billy Vunipola, 4/1 Ben Youngs, 4/1 Sam Burgess, 4/1 Alex Goode, 6/1 George Ford, 6/1 Brad Barritt, 6/1 Mako Vunipola, 6/1 Owen Farrell, 6/1 Richard Wigglesworth, 6/1 Rob Webber, 13/2 Chris Robshaw, 13/2 Tom Wood, 13/2 Tom Youngs, 15/2 James Haskell, 12/1 Courtney Lawes, 12/1 Geoff Parling, 12/1 Joe Marler
To Score A Try: 2/1 George North, 11/ Alex Cuthbert, 11/4 Hallam Amos, 7/2 Scott Williams, 4/1 Gareth Davies, 7/2 Liam Williams, 6/1 Jamie Roberts, 6/1 Justin Tipuric, 6/1 Lloyd Williams, 6/1 Taulupe Faletau, 13/2 Dan Biggar, 15/2 Dan Lydiate, 8/1 Sam Warburton, 9/1 Ken Owens, 9/1 Rhys Priestland, 13/2 Scott Baldwin, 12/1 Bradley Davies, 20/1 Luke Charteris, 20/1 Alun Wyn Jones, 20/1 Gethin Jenkins, 20/1 Tomas Francis
To Win The Rugby World Cup: 11/10 New Zealand, 4/1 England, 7/1 Australia, 9/1 Ireland, 10/1 South Africa, 14/1 France, 28/1 Wales, 50/1 Argentina, 66/1 Scotland, 250/1 Samoa, 500/1 Japan, 1000/1 Georgia, 15000/1 Italy, 2500/1 Fiji, 2500/1 Tonga, 2500/1 USA, 5000/1 Canada, 5000/1 Namibia, 5000/1 Romania, 5000/1 Uruguay