Betting at the Rugby Six Nations

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The Six Nations Championship or RBS 6 Nations is an annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The competing six nations are England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy and France with England being the reigning champions.

Six Nations Matches this Weekend

Betting Odds

Team (Odds)   Team (Odds) Venue
Scotland (1/20) v Italy (12/1) Murrayfield Stadium
France (6/10) v Wales (31/20) Stade de France
Ireland (15/10) v England (6/10) Aviva Stadium

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England

England have been a revelation under Eddie Jones and are yet to lose a match since Jones took over the reins from Stuart Lancaster in 2016. England are the current Six Nations champions and are on a 15 consecutive test victory streak and last year beat the Wallabies 3-0 in the June test series and ended the year off with a comfortable win over the Boks. England will be looking to become the sixth team in history to win back to back Grand Slams. The bookies favourite.

Betting Odds: 28/100

6N Past Results

  • 2016: Winners W5 L0 PD +62
  • 2015: 2nd Place W4 L1 PD +57
  • 2014: 2nd Place W4 L1 PD +73
  • 2013: 2nd Place W4 L1 PD +16

Ireland

Ireland made history when they beat the All Blacks in Chicago late last year and will be contenders for the 6N Trophy.  Ireland had a poor 6N last year and were plagued by injuries to key players. They finished 3rd  with a draw at home to Wales and losses to France and England away. A shock loss to Scotland in the opening match has put them on the backfoot.

Current Betting Odds: 5/2

6N Past Results

  • 2016 3rd Place W3 D1 L1 PD +41
  • 2015: 1st Place W4 L1 PD +63
  • 2014: 1st Place W4 L1 PD +83
  • 2013: 5th Place W1 D1 L3 PD -9

France

France last won the six Nations in 2010 and had another poor performance in 2016 finishing in 5th place. However under Coach Guy Noves they have seen some good improvements in performance levels in the end of year tour, narrowly losing to Australia and New Zealand.

Current Betting Odds: on request

6N Past Results

  • 2016 5th Place W2 L3 PD -27
  • 2015: 4th Place W2 L3 PD +2
  • 2014: 4th Place W2 L3 PD +1
  • 2013: 6th Place W1 D1 L3 PD -18

Wales

Wales will be looking for their first Six Nations title since 2013. Wales currently have good momentum going into the tournament having beaten South Africa, Japan and Argentina in the November test matches. Wales have a good draw facing both England and Ireland at Cardiff.  However the loss to England in Round 2 has put the championship in doubt.

Betting Odds: on request

6N Past Results

  • 2016 2nd Place W3 D1 L1 PD +62
  • 2015: 3rd Place W4 L1 PD +53
  • 2014: 3rd Place W3 L2 PD +43
  • 2013 1st Place W4 L1 PD +56

Italy

The perennial Six Nation wooden spoon holders will be looking to make the step up in this year’s tournament. Italy has had a remarkable 6 months since Conor O’Shea became the head couch. A shock victory (their first ever) over the Springboks in November will boost their confidence and with the help of newly appointed defensive coach, Brendan Venter, Italy just might cause a major upset.

Current Betting Odds: on request

6N Past Results

  • 2016: 6th Place W0 L5 PD-145
  • 2015: 5th Place W1 L4 PD -120
  • 2014: 6th Place W0 L5 PD -109
  • 2013: 4th Place W2 L3 PD -36

Scotland

Over the past few seasons the Scots have grown into a side packed with exciting players with attacking intent. Unfortunately this type of play has not transferred into any notable results. This will be Vern Cotters last Six Nations as coach of the Scots and will look to leave on a high note. A surprise victory against Ireland in their opening game was followed by a close loss to France.

 Betting Odds: 11/1

6N Past Results

  • 2016: 4th Place W2 L3 PD +7
  • 2015: 6th Place W0 L5 PD -55
  • 2014: 5th Place W1 L4 PD -91
  • 2013: 3rd Place W2 L3 PD -9

Please note betting odds quoted are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. View the latest Rugby Betting Odds

 

Rugby Betting Snippets

Here are a few interesting snippets of the RBS 6 Nations to help you make your rugby betting decision easier:

  • England is the most successful team in the tournaments history, having won the RBS 6 Nations 27 times. England’s current rugby betting odds to win the championship are 13/20
  • England has also won 13 Grand Slams, the most by any team in history. Wales are 2nd with 10 and France 3rd with 9 Grand Slams.
  • Sergio Parisse of Italy has said that he would trade his 112 Caps for an RBS 6 Nations Title. Italy’s rugby betting odds to win range between bookmakers from 350/1 to 1000/1
  • Next month will mark the second time this century that neither Paul O’Connell nor Brian O’Driscoll appear at an RBS 6 Nations for Ireland. Ireland’s current rugby betting odds to win outright are 22/10.
  • Wales will play the RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy. Wales’s current rugby betting odds to win are 7/1.
  • English player, Johnny Wilkinson holds the record for most points scored in a Six Nations match, scoring 35 points in England’s 2001 match against Italy.

The Wooden Spoon Award

The Wooden Spoon is an award given to the team that comes last in the tournament. The following countries have received the wooden spoon:

  • Italy – has won it eleven times with current betting odds to win the wooden spoon again at 2/11
  • Scotland – has won it three times with current betting odds to win the wooden spoon this year at 4/1
  • Wales – has won it once with current betting odds to win the wooden spoon this year at 80/1
  • France – has won it once with current betting odds to win the wooden spoon this year at 33/1
  • England and Ireland have never been awarded the wooden spoon, England’s betting odds to win the wooden spoon are at 125/1 and Ireland are at 100/1.

Place your bets on the RBS 6 Nations today

Take a look at our useful Advice for Rugby Betting if you’re wanting to place a few bets on this year’s RBS 6 Nations.

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