Rugby Odds – 2016 RBS 6 Nations [Updated]

The contenders for the 2016 Six Nations has been whittled down to just three squads. This weekend, the historic rivalry between England and Wales will take center stage. The two nations will meet for the 128th time and not much has separated these squads over the last 135 years (England leads the head-to-head 58-57-12). The winner will be at the top of the table and likely stay there, with just one fixture after that.

Though the match goes down on Saturday, the war of words has already began, with each team accusing the other of illegal scrums. While it’s hard to speculate whether causing a stink beforehand will affect how the officials call the game, if there are penalties to be had, it’s likely to go the way of the English. That’s just a comfort afforded when playing at Twickenham Stadium.

England and Wales will be the focal point this weekend, but the other games still have importance as well. France has very long odds of finishing first – they’re 2-0-1, but have a -6 point differential. They’ll try to keep the dream alive with a big win over Scotland.

Then there’s Ireland, who find themselves at the wrong end of the table with a single draw to their name. A loss to the lackluster Italians could put them in line to “win” their first Wooden Spoon since the tournament expanded to six.

With just two weeks to go, here are all the odds for the 2016 Six Nations Championship.

Odds to win the 2016 Six Nations Championship:

  • England: 1/2
  • Wales: 8/5
  • France: 70/1

Odds to win the Wooden Spoon:

  • Italy: 1/20
  • Ireland: 16/1
  • Scotland: 50/1

Odds England completes the Grand Slam: 3/2

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