Australia were looking to strike back in the second test against England but the visitors treated them to a spanking of a variety usually reserved only for poorly performing Chinese bankers. It was a masterly forceful performance of a physically dominating England team that has gone from tatters just a year ago to the second ranked side in the world and just one game away from a whitewash on Aussie soil, but if you’re going to partake in some Rugby betting should you back them to do it?
3rd Test Betting
- England 1.83
- Australia 2.00
- Draw 23.00
Those of you that like to bet on sports in the UK will already be aware of the change that has swept over English rugby since the start of the Eddie Jones era that has seen a wholesale sea-change in the attitude and style of the players led by the one time bad-boy and now central powerhouse Dylan Hartley whose dubious disciplinary record has been harnessed and turned on their opponents as England shrugged off the doldrums and started winning.
Jones Era Victories
- Six Nations Grand Slam
- Wales Summer International
- Australia twice at home
Stamping themselves wins out of every game so far in 2016 England’s recovery from their horrible World Cup exit last autumn has been dramatic, the character of both Jones and Hartley driven by the desire to win above all else, and being willing to use brute force where finesse failed to find its mark, and no one in English rugby betting on the future believes it’ll change any time soon with results like these. Why should it? Controversial or not, it’s effective.
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“We practice being physical, confrontational.” Said Hartley bluntly, “We want to dominate.” It’s something they’ve done quite successfully with players like Billy Vunipola at No.8, who has proved to be a nightmare for the Wallabies’ defenses, consistently putting in hard performances the second test was a one-sided contest in which the hosts were found wanting and the foot of Owen Farrell racked up two conversions and three penalties to add to his try.
There were few in the UK gambling news of the rather risky team line up Jones chose would lead to such a mammoth shift in fortunes, no one watching English rugby betting on instant reversal of fortunes last year would have been taken seriously. However what transpired was their first Grand Slam since 2003 and with this possible whitewash of Australia on tour, winning 23-7 was just icing on the cake, especially as they expect that third win.
Has Jones Bullied Cheika Down Under?
“I think it is good for world rugby that England are strong.” Said Jones in another of his incredibly bullish statements to the press. He’s been as dominating off the field in the media as his players have been on the field leading some to think his opposite number, Michael Cheika, was at risk of being bullied by the English coach. He wouldn’t be the first coach in rugby betting a bit of harsh talk will have a knock on effect on the game.
Of course if you’re going to take advantage of UK gambling laws to do some rugby betting at Bet365 or similar, you may just want to back this England team to do the unthinkable and beat the Aussies in all three games. England will get you 5/6 with Australia 10/11 and most of the money is on the hosts to battle back and save their blushes, but this England team isn’t used to losing and has set its sights on being number one, Australia stand in the way of their march on the Kiwis, so expect the whitewash to happen.