November 8, 2013

Rugby Union Autumn International Betting Tips

Latest Rugby Union OddsBy Mark Rawlinson

The Rugby Union Autumn Internationals kick in for good this weekend with all the home nations involved on Saturday afternoon.

England v Argentina

England played the first of the Autumn Internationals last Saturday where they came out with an encouraging 20-13 victory over Australia, with tries from Chris Robshaw and Owen Farrell along the way.

And tomorrow they will fancy their chances against an Argentina side who are ranked tenth in the IRB Rankings.

The Argentinians have decided to split their squad, due to the demands of the Rugby Championship which was held back in October. Therefore only seven of the Pumas that faced England in their last meeting will feature on Saturday.

That meeting came earlier this year, when England played two matches out in South America, winning both of them.

It’s no surprise then that England are heavily backed to win this encounter, with Ladbrokes offering the best odds of 1/7. The best price one a surprise Argentina win is provided by Stan James at 8/1.

This match kicks off at 2:30pm and you can see it live on Sky Sports 2.

Scotland v Japan

Tomorrow afternoon also sees a strong Scotland take on Japan at Murrayfield and coach Scott Johnson has said this game represents the ‘last chance saloon’ for a number of his seasoned players.

Glasgow Warriors lock Tim Swinson is handed only his third start in a Scotland shirt and he will partner teammate Al Kellock, who has appeared in 55 tests for the Scots.

Japan come off the back of a 54-6 demolition at the hands of New Zealand last weekend and are expected to struggle on Saturday, with Ladbrokes providing long odds of 12/1 on them winning. The best price on a Scottish win is offered by Stan James at 1/12.

This match also kicks off at 2:30pm and is live on BBC 2 in Scotland only.

Wales v South Africa

Wales face a tough task on Saturday evening as they take on a South African side ranked third in the world.

Eli Walker will be bitterly disappointed at being ruled out of the match after sustaining a hamstring injury in training on Thursday which could rule the uncapped player out of all the Autumn Internationals. Llanelli Scarlets’ Liam Williams comes into the side as his replacement.

Wales have only beaten South Africa once in their last 26 meetings although they did come mightily close in the 2011 World Cup, but were edged out 17-16.

The Springbocks are slight favourites to win this encounter, with Stan James providing the best odds of 4/6. William Hill offer the best value on a Welsh win at 17/10.

You can watch this one live from 5:30pm on BBC Two.

Elsewhere on Saturday afternoon, Italy host Australia at 2pm and you can see that one via the Sky Sports red button from 2pm.

Then at 5:45pm, Ireland face Samoa before France v New Zealand from 8pm, which you can see live on Sky Sports 2.

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