RUGBY UNION BETTING: Live on Skysports 1: Sat 11.00: England face the Wallabies in Perth for the start of a 2 match series, things are going to get very tough for England.
England’s warm up with the Aussie BarBar’s ended up as a 28-28 draw, requiring 2 late tries from England, not exactly an confidence inspiring performance.
The lack of faith and the gulf in class is demonstrated by the 1/4 about Australia that Sportingbet have imposed on this fixture. Aside from the remarkable 12-10 English victory in the World Cup in 2007, Australia have had it all their own way; whitewashing the 2 previous series meetings.
The only hope England could have is Australian complacency. This actually has been answered to a degree when the Australian team appeared not to realise Wilkinson has now been usurped by Toby Flood. All said and done though, it wouldn’t make a difference.
England have forgotten how to attack in rugby union and a heavy defeat might be on the cards if the inevitable 80 minutes of defending breaks down. Australia at -10 are 10/11 with Bet365 and this must be the bet of the match. England may score 10 or 15 if they are lucky, Aussie should run in 25 at least.