England odds shorten after Welsh win; Ireland too good - The Gambling Times

England odds shorten after Welsh win; Ireland too good

  • England now 16 matches unbeaten after win
  • Ireland out class Italy in Rome for bonus point win

England's Ben Youngs - RealTime Images

England left it late to beat Wales in Cardiff as their odds to win the Six Nations were shortened further to even money.

A spell-binding match at The Prinicpality Stadium saw Wales on top for much of the match and they looked like they were set to end England’s 15-match unbeaten run.

However, with just minutes left Owen Farrell fed Elliot Daly to score in the corner and the Saracens man put over the conversion to give England a 21-16 win.

England are now two wins from two and two points clear of Ireland in second, who picked up the first bonus point win in Six Nations history with a comprehensive 63-10 win over Italy in Rome.

Ireland’s CJ Stander – RealTime Images

Connor O’Shea’s Italian side were no match for the Irish, who bounced back from the opening weekend defeat to Scotland in fine style.

CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy both claimed hat-tricks for Joe Schmidt’s side in the Stadio Olimpico.

England are now even-money for the Grand Slam, with WillIamHill going with 10/11 for no Grand Slam winner this year.

“The Six Nations now appears to be in England’s hands,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

William Hill Odds on Six Nations:
Tournament Winner:
4/9 England
7/2 Ireland
12/1 Scotland,
14/1 France
16/1 Wales
1000/1 Italy

Grand Slam Winner:
10/11 No Grand Slam Winner
Evens England
14/1 Scotland

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