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Wales to step back in time with Six Nations Triple Crown success

| 23.02.2012

WALES ARE the odds-on favourite for the Triple Crown heading in to Saturday’s match at Twickenham, according to Ladbrokes.

Some of the Welsh squad weren’t even born the last time Wales were three-point handicap favourites in 1984 but nearly 30 years later Warren Gatland’s side will be feeling confident as the match and triple crown favourites (4/6) with England quoted at 5/4 on home turf. The draw can be backed at 20/1.

Wales also remain the 2/1 favourites for the Grand Slam, which would trigger a six-figure pay-out to punters, however at 5/4 the firm will be hoping for no slam.

Owen Farrell will be looking to make an impact at fly-half and it’s 7/2 he’ll score all of England’s points and it’s 7/4 the number 10 has a 100 per cent success rate kicking at goal.

The inclusion of Manu Tuilagi earns him a quote of 4/1 to score a try at any time during the match or 14/1 to score first. The firm will also refund losing 1st try scorer bets if your player makes it over the line second.

Nick Mallett is now the even money favourite to become the next permanent manager of England with current boss Stuart Lancaster drifting out to 5/4.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “For once we’ll be patriotic and cheering on England as the underdogs. Wales are in fine form but England’s new look side still have a lot to prove.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

England 5/4
Draw 20/1
Wales 4/6

England (+3.0) 10/11
Wales (-3.0) 10/11
Tie (+3.0) 16/1

Tournament Winner
Wales 11/10
France 13/8
England 9/2
Ireland 16/1
Scotland 1000/1
Italy 5000/1

Triple Crown
Wales 4/6
England 3/1
Ireland 3/1

Grand Slam
Wales 2/1
France 10/3
England 11/1
No winner 5/4

First try scorer
Chris Ashton (ENG) 9/1
Alex Cuthbert (WAL) 10/1
George North (WAL) 10/1
Jonathan Davies (WAL) 11/1
David Strettle (ENG) 14/1
Manu Tuilagi (ENG) 14/1
Leigh Halfpenny (WAL) 14/1
Scott Williams (WAL) 14/1
Ben Foden (ENG) 16/1
James Hook (WAL) 16/1
Jamie Roberts (WAL) 18/1
Lloyd Williams (WAL) 18/1
Brad Barritt (ENG) 20/1
Ben Youngs (ENG) 20/1
Mike Phillips (WAL) 20/1
Justin Tupiric (WAL) 20/1
Mike Brown (ENG) 20/1

Owen Farrell specials
Owen Farrell to score all of England’s points 7/2
Owen Farrell to score a try, penalty, conversion and drop goal 50/1
Owen Farrell not to score any points 66/1
Owen Farrell not to miss a kick at goal 7/4

Manu Tualigi Specials
Manu Tuilagi to score a try 4/1
Manu Tuilagi to score 2 or more tries 33/1
Manu Tuilagi to score 3 or more tries 150/1

Next permanent England manager
Nick Mallett Evens
Stuart Lancaster 5/4
John Kirwan 10/1
Eddie O’Sullivan 33/1
Toby Booth 33/1



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.