Bored Of Football? You Can Always Bet On Rugby Instead

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Whilst the England football team battles against the rest of Europe in the Euro 2016 Finals in France down under the Rugby XV is putting up quite the fight, and with the second test coming up this weekend lets take a look at the story so far and what you can expect if you decide to bet on the rugby at Bet365.

For those that like to bet on Rugby the first test is Brisbane was a bit of an eye-opener, the England victory not entirely expected as they’d only achieved a victory against the Wallabies three times previously on their home soil, and frankly the way the game started, England going ten behind early on from Israel Folau and Michael Hooper’s scores, it seemed they were unlikely to achieve it this time. However Owen Farrell kicked a good one and Marland Yarde and Jonathan Joseph did the business and Jack Nowell sealed the deal.

Of course if you’re in the UK gambling news of this victory perhaps calmed some of the heated taunts emanating from the Australians you’d be wholly wrong, and with the second test galloping towards us both sides are making some changes. England’s are more minor on the back of their 39-28 win in Brisbane, with George Ford, Bath fly-half, making the team after his superb off-the-bench performance and Farrell with move up to inside centre, and you can bet on rugby of the highest quality from that pairing.

Small Changes For England, Big Changes For Australia

Naturally Australia have had a few more questions to answer and they’ve had to make a few more structural changes to their team ahead of the second test in Melbourne. If you bet on rugby you’ll be interested to note they’ve replaced both props, dropping Greg Holmes and Scott Sio in favour of James Slipper and Sekope Kepu. This is particularly harsh on Sio who doesn’t even make it onto the sub’s bench, and that’s not all they’ve had to change.

David Pocock, the big man in the back row, is injured out and Sean McMahon replaces him, which may prove interesting for the England forwards, and Rob Simmons’ back problems mean that he’s out too with Sam Carter entering the fray in his stead. Of course if you like to bet on sports in the UK the chances are you’ll bet on the rugby because at least then you’ve a chance of seeing your national side win, something football fans are less confident of since that 1-1 draw with Russia.

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Sam McMahon will replace David Pocock for Australia (photo:

Bet On Rugby At Bet365 As England Take On Australia

Now the Melbourne ground is spectacular and the game should be a real grudge match so lets take a look at the opportunities the bookies have on this second test. Bet365 has the best odds and despite that result in Brisbane the sides are still pretty closely matched with Australia just getting ahead with 4/5 and England right on their heels at 11/10 and the hugely unlikely draw garnering a mere 20/1 for anyone feeling exceedingly silly.

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The 2016 UK rugby team (photo:

Interestingly in the stats betting arena you can, if you hunt about a bit, find a rather nice 3/1 on an Australian being booked first, 2/1 on there being two or more cards shown during the game, and the same odds on the either side winning by 1-12 points. With such an array of opportunities to bet on the rugby there will be quite a few people bored of the football switching over to take advantage of UK gambling laws and back the England team to beat Australia again, the question is, can they pull off the miracle one more time?

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