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Tryscorer money back offer for Rugby World Cup final

| 21.10.2011

With New Zealand such big favourites at 1/9 in the Rugby World Cup odds to beat France in the final, punters may be looking for alternate markets for better value.

One of these could be the first tryscorer market and this could be even more lucrative as Ladbrokes are running a money back special which may see a losing bet refunded.

If a player is backed to score the first try at Eden Park but after failing in this quest he manages to score the second try of the final, the losing stake will be refunded.

Based on the result when the pair clashed in Pool A earlier in the competition, a high-scoring final can be expected.

On that occasion seven tries were scored and it was New Zealand winger Cory Jane who crashed over for the second try of the game.

If the same scenario pans out in Auckland, then any first tryscorer bets placed on Jane will be refunded.

Jane is the favourite in the Rugby World Cup odds to be the first tryscorer at 9/1, but with New Zealand largely sharing their tries around at the tournament, there may be better value elsewhere in the market

Israel Dagg is there top tryscorer so far with five, while Richard Kahui, Zac Guildford, Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams have all scored four each.

Dagg scored two of these tries in the pool clash with France and is 10/1 to go over first in the final.

Of the above names mentioned, Kaino is certainly the value bet as he is as big as 20/1 to score the first try.

For France, the onus is on Vincent Clerc to breach the New Zealand defence and he has already scored six tries in the tournament – the joint highest with England’s Chris Ashton.

Clerc is 16/1 to give France a great start with the first try of the final.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.