England are an even shorter price to lift the Six Nations once again after nearest rivals Ireland were humbled by Scotland.
Ireland went into the opening match at Murrayfield off the back of a fine Autumn series which saw them defeat world number one New Zeland, but their Six Nations title tilt took a huge blow with Scotland’s huge impressive 27-22 win.
Joe Schmidt’s side are now as long as 5/1 for the title having been as short as 11/5 before kick-off.
Scotland started as long as 20/1 but not they are half that at 10/1 for the overall win.
England saw their odds shorten from 8/15 from 17/20 and few would now back against Eddie Jones’s all conquering side, although they were pushed at Twickenham by France, winning by just three points in a 19-16 win.
Liam Glynn of BoyleSports said:“Ireland’s Six Nations hopes were dented with an opening defeat to Scotland and as a result they have been eased out to 5/1 to win back the crown.”
“With four games remaining it’s not over for Joe Schmidt’s side but Scotland may well be the dark horse in the competition following the win. The Scots have seen their price cut into 10/1 from 20/1 to win the Six Nations trophy having never lifted it prior to winning the last Five Nations championship back in 1999.”
Six Nations 2017 Tournament Outright odds by BoyleSport: