England remain the 10/11 favourites with Paddy Power to win the Six Nations, after hanging on for a gritty 12-6 victory over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.
Eddie Jones’ side scored early and then kept the back door firmly closed, surviving a series of penalties as the Welsh tried in vain to secure a repeat of their famous World Cup win at the same venue two years ago. It was a lesson in how to win ugly from the hosts, who remain on collision course with second favourites Ireland, who visit London in the final round of matches on March 17th. Ireland, who secured their second successive win by thrashing Italy on Saturday, can be backed at 6/4 with Stan James to win the tournament.
After their narrow defeat to England, Wales are now the 16/1 third favourites, while France are 25/1 with Paddy Power to finish bottom after suffering their second successive defeat. After losing a tense opener against the Irish, Les Bleus were beaten 32-26 by Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday. They can put thoughts of the wooden spoon to bed by beating Italy in Paris on Friday week, before Ireland host Wales and England visit Scotland in Saturday’s matches.
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