England are now no bigger than 5/6 to retain their 6 Nations title after completing their 2016 schedule with a 14th straight win, equalling the record set by the 2003 World Cup winners.
Coach Eddie Jones insists his side are not as good as the 2003 vintage and there have been moments in the autumn when it has looked like their winning run would come under threat – such as a shaky first half performance against Australia on Saturday which saw England 10-0 down after just 15 minutes.
The current crop of English talent may have shown moments of weakness, but they’ve also demonstrated great resilience and even when not at their best they remain a potent threat.
The punters are convinced and they have backed England in from 6/5 at the start of the autumn series to a best price of 5/6 at BetVictor, who also offer 9/4 on England winning back-to-back Grand Slams, which they last achieved back in 1991 and 1992.
Their biggest threat looks to be Ireland, who also beat Australia in the autumn. They are 2nd favourites at 3/1 and their final Test of the 6 Nations is vs England in Dublin.
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