The inaugural meeting between England and the Exiles, a team made up of players from Australia, New Zealand and one from Tonga, plying their trade in this country, takes place this weekend at Headingley as Rugby League in this country conjures up it’s own version of Australia’s State of Origin series.
Given the quality they have at their disposal, the likes of Warrington pair Matt King and 2009 Man of Steel Brett Hodgson, Wigan halfback Thomas Leuluai and club team mate Pat Richards amongst many others, it’s hard to see past the Exiles, who are Skybet’s 4/7 favourites to claim the bragging rights.
England are priced at 9/5 by ahead of the Leeds clash and were initially given a four-point start in the handicaps but that has since risen to six points. Nevertheless, it’s still an advantage that Brian McClennan’s men are capable of covering, an outcome bet365 chalk up at 10/11.
Exiles (-6) to beat England – 10/11 (bet365)