A mixed weekend and a bit gutting really. Hopefully you got some 5/1 about George Ford scoring a try, which was a nice winner. Samoa killed us really, that bet was in the bag with 3 minutes to go and even deep into injury time. France hurt us as well after cruising into a 17 point lead, they switched off and never really got back to the level they should have been. Credit to Tonga though they fought all 80 minutes.
Onto the next round of matches.
Argentina vs USA 9/10/19 5:45am BST
A four day turnaround could really hurt the Puma’s here. They have won one game in their last 12, yes a lot of those game have been against the big 3 Southern Hemisphere sides, but it is not good for confidence. That with backing up quickly after a tough game against the English leads me to lean more in favour of the American’s. I don’t expect them to win, but they will put in a performance and won’t be blown away as the handicap suggests.
USA +23 handicap 10/11 (most major bookies) – lost
Scotland vs Russia 9/10/19 8:15am BST
Scotland, what do we need to say. A minimum of 5 points from the game is a must. Anything but, and they could very well be going home very early. It was a very assured performance against Samoa and they have had a nice break. Even resting a couple of players for the big game against Japan they are plenty strong enough to cast this Russia team aside. Danger men all across the backline and a forward pack that will still feel they have a lot to prove after the Ireland game, there will be no complacency. Expect a very professional performance and some cracking tries to go with it.
Scotland -35 handicap 10/11 (most major bookies) – WON
Singles and double for a nice midweek boost to the bank balance