Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2012

With the RBS Six Nations Rugby starting this week, we at thought we would put together some of the best stats so you can have a flutter! We have also had a look at the latest Six Nations rugby odds.

England v Scotland:

England are a young side that equate to having only 233 caps between them, compared to 499 caps for Scotland.

England haven’t won at Murrayfield since 2004 when England won comfortably 13-35. Since 2004 England and Scotland have met a total of eight times; seven times in the RBS Six Nations and once in the 2011 Rugby World Cup where England narrowly beat Scotland 16-12. Since their last win at Murrayfield, England have won five times, Scotland twice and drawn once.

England have made 92 appearances in the RBS Six Nations, have a total of six championships, 64 wins, drawn once and lost 27 times. This compares to Scotland’s 92 appearances, one championship win, 31 wins overall, three draws and 58 defeats.

France v Italy:

France start as tournament favourites against a side who are anything but competitive! Italy are rank outsiders with the best odds of 200/1 from Bet Fred for Italy to win outright. This compares to Bet 365’s odds of 13/8 for France to win!

They have met a total of 12 times in the RBS Six Nations with the French winning 11 of them. However, the last meeting between the two was back in March 2011 where Italy surprised everyone with a shock 22-21 win. This typifies  the French’s lack of consistency, the ups and downs of the last Rugby World Cup come to mind. They were defeated by Tonga and only just managed the wins needed against Canada and Japan only to completely turn around with their display against New Zealand in the final.

Italy have only won once away from home in the RBS Six Nations, against Scotland in 2007 at Murrayfield.

Ireland v Wales:

Wales start the tournament as second favourites behind France with the best odds coming from William Hill at 3/1. Ireland are just behind with 4/1 being offered by a variety of bookmakers, making them almost level with England.

Ireland will be looking to make amends for their defeat against the Welsh in the Rugby World Cup almost four months ago. Wales were deserved 22-10 winners back then where it seemed as though the Irish didn’t fancy turning up.

Ireland have made 92 appearances, won 49 times, drawn once and lost 42. They have been champions once back in 2009.

Wales have played 92 times, won 40, drawn twice and lost 50. They have won the Six Nations twice in 2005 and 2008.

Ireland are the favourites for this clash with the best odds coming from Stan James with 8/15.

In the six previous meetings they have both won three a-piece so this could be a difficult call. If you did fancy Wales then they are currently 9/4 with Sporting Bet.

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