Rugby Odds – 2016 RBS 6 Nations

Coming off a disappointing Rugby World Cup for all European teams, the 2016 Six Nations Championship will provide an opportunity for each side to build up its confidence. Also known as the RBS 6 Nations, Round 1 of the tournament starts on Feb. 6. It will be the 122nd edition of the annual round-robin championship.

Ireland, Wales, and England all won four and lost one in last year’s tournament, but the Irish were awarded the title because of a better point differential.

Ireland now has an opportunity to win the Championship Trophy for the third consecutive year. Incredibly, no country has ever three-peated in the history of the Five Nations Championship or Six Nations Championship. (Italy joined the field in 2000.) France was the last to earn at least a share of three in a row (1986-89). They won outright in ’87 and ’89, while sharing the ’86 and ’88 trophies with Scotland and Wales, respectively.

The Irish are the defending champs but England is a slight favorite to win in 2016. The two heavyweights will square off in Round 3 at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Below is a list of current odds for everything from the Championship Trophy to the Wooden Spoon (the last-place trophy).

Odds for the 2016 Six Nations Championship:

Odds to win the 2016 Championship Trophy:
  • England: 2/1
  • Ireland: 5/2
  • Wales: 7/2
  • France: 7/1
  • Scotland: 30/1
  • Italy: 200/1
Odds to win the Grand Slam (win all matches):
  • England: 6/1
  • Ireland: 7/1
  • Wales: 9/1
  • France: 16/1
  • Scotland: 75/1
  • Italy: 500/1
Odds to win the Triple Crown Trophy (awarded to England, Scotland, Wales, or Ireland if one team beats the other three):
  • England: 7/2
  • Ireland: 9/2
  • Wales: 11/2
  • Scotland: 33/1
  • No Winner: 3/2
Odds to win the Calcutta Cup:
  • England: 2/7
  • Scotland: 3/1
Odds to win the Centenary Quaich:
  • Ireland: 1/3
  • Scotland: 13/5
Odds to win the Millennium Trophy:
  • England: 6/5
  • Ireland: 1/1
Odds to win the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy:
  • France: 2/9
  • Italy: 7/2
Odds to win the Wooden Spoon:
  • Italy: 2/3
  • Scotland: 3/1
  • France: 12/1
  • Wales: 30/1
  • Ireland: 35.1
  • England: 40/1

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