Paddy Power have cut the odds on Ireland to win next year’s RBS Six Nations Championship after their convincing victory over South Africa in the first round of autumn internationals.
The Irish bookmaker has moved Joe Schmidt’s side from 3/1 to 5/2 to take England’s title after they ran in four tries on their way to a 38-3 win at the Aviva Stadium – their biggest ever margin of victory over the Springboks. Ireland, who are still 7/2 with William Hill, face Fiji and Argentina in their next two fixtures and will be confident of adding two more wins.
England, meanwhile, toiled in their 21-8 win over Argentina at Twickenham, with coach Eddie Jones admitting that his players were a bit off the pace, but after back-to-back 6 Nations titles they remain strong favourites for the hat-trick at best odds of 4/5 with Betfred. They’ll need to be sharper next week against Australia – who were 29-21 winners over Wales in Cardiff.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|