Warburton named As Captain, Lions To Rule?
British & Irish Lions Favourite For Rare Series Victory- Warburton Captaincy Costs Bookies Dear!
William Hill like the look of the British & Irish Lions squad and make them their 8/13 favourites to be successful on the tour. Australia are offered at 11/8 with the draw 20/1. William Hill are 5/2 that the Lions produce a 3-0 victory but it is favourite that we see a 2-1 Lions victory at 7/4.
It is already one nil to Rugby fans , who backed Sam Warburton from as big as 12/1 into 4/9 to be named Captain and the bookies will be paying out a considerable sum.
"At one point Chris Robshaw was as short as 4/9 to Captain the Lions, whilst Sam Warburton was 12/1, anyone who showed faith in him deserved their big payout!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill have installed the British & Irish Lions as their 4/5 favourites to win the first test, with Australia offered at Even money.
Wales are expected to provide the majority of the side, with William Hill offering 5/6 that over half the side are Welsh. Ireland are 5/6 to produce five or more starters, with England 5/6 for three or more, whilst Scotland are 4/7 to not be represented on the field.
"English players look to have paid the penalty for their thrashing at the hands of Wales and the Welsh will almost certainly be the best represented country on the field, when the first test starts," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
First Test: Evens Australia, 4/5 Lions, 20/1 Draw
Number Of Wales Starters First Test: 5/6 Seven or less, 5/6 Eight or more
Number Of Ireland Starters First Test: 5/6 Four or less, 5/6 Five or more
Number Of England Starter First Test: 5/6 Two or less, 5/6 Three or more
Number Of Scotland Starters First Test: 4/7 None, 5/4 One or more
Which country will have the most starters for the British & Irish Lions team to face Australia in the 1st test: 1/4 Wales, 4/1 Ireland, 9/1 England
Which country will have the most starters for the British & Irish Lions team to face Australia in the 1st test: 2/5 Wales, 7/2 Ireland, 6/1 England, 25/1 Scotland
Series Betting: 8/13 British & Irish Lions, 11/8 Australia, 20/1 Draw
250/1 Lions 1-0
7/4 Lions 2-1
28/1 Lions 2-0
5/2 Lions 3-0
400/1 Australia 1-0
50/1 Australia 2-0
23/10 Australia 2-1
13/2 Australia 3-0