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Rugby betting: 2020 Six Nations specials

From record point hauls to nail-biting title deciders, these 15 picks will keep you entertained throughout the 2020 Six Nations.

29 Jan | BY Guy Giles | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby betting: 2020 Six Nations specials

Any team to lose every match

A team has been whitewashed in seven of the last 10 tournaments – Italy five times and Scotland twice.

Italy have failed to win a match in 10 of their 20 appearances in the Six Nations.

Any team to win the Grand Slam

The Grand Slam has been won in 11 of the 20 tournaments since the start of the Six Nations, including in each of the last two.

It has also been won in the edition immediately following the last four World Cups, so this looks a good bet.

Any match to finish as a draw

England and Scotland played out the highest-scoring draw in Six Nations history last year, a 38-38 thriller.

There has been a draw in five of the last 10 tournaments.

Any forward to score three or more tries in the tournament

Just one forward has scored three tries in the last five Six Nations – Ireland flanker CJ Stander in 2017.

But, with more tries scored than ever before in the 2019 Six Nations, there will be several big men able to match that this time round.

85 tries or more to be scored across the tournament

The 2019 tournament broke the record for most tries scored with 84, an average of 5.6 per match.

With several nations looking to play expansive, attacking rugby, who’s to say that record won’t be broken again?

Eight or more matches to have a winning margin of under 10.5 points

The Six Nations is always decided by tight margins and this year is unlikely to be any different, with four teams in realistic contention for the title.

There were eight matches decided by 10 or fewer points in three of the last five tournaments.

Any player to score eight or more tries in the tournament

Jacob Stockdale set a Six Nations record when he dotted down seven times for Ireland in 2018, and the young winger will be looking to go one better this year.

Jonny May, Josh Adams and Teddy Thomas are also capable of breaking this 95-year old record.

Any match to have no tries scored

There has been at least one try scored in each of the last 153 matches in the Six Nations.

The last time this happened was during England’s 12-6 win over Ireland during the 2013 edition.

Title to be decided on points difference

The destination of the Championship Trophy has been decided on points difference on six occasions since 2000.

This most recently happened in 2015, when Ireland beat out England by just six points to claim the title.

12 tries or more to be scored in a match

England and France shared 12 tries in a 55-35 thriller to close out the 2015 tournament.

The feat also took place in 2001, when England thrashed Italy 80-23.

Scotland or Italy to win the title

Scotland and Italy are the two teams in the competition yet to win the title.

Considering their respective performances at the World Cup, where both crashed out at the group stages, it seems a long shot for that to change this year.

Any player to score eight or more penalties in a match

Eight players have knocked over seven penalties in a Six Nations game, with Maxime Machenaud the most recent to do so for France against England in 2016.

The decline of the penalty kick in recent years means just two players have scored eight penalties in a Test match over the last 10 years.

Any player to score more than 89 points in the tournament

Jonny Wilkinson set the record for most points in a Six Nations tournament in 2001, scoring one try, 24 conversions and 12 penalties.

George Ford came close in 2015 with 75 and, considering last year’s tournament saw a record number of tries scored, the opportunities for kickers to rack up points exist.

Any team to concede two or fewer tries in the tournament

Wales miraculously conceded just two tries across their five games in 2008 on the way to the Grand Slam.

With the mastermind of that defence, Shaun Edwards, now working for France, could they be the team to match that record?

Any player to score six or more tries in a match

No player has scored five tries in a Home/Five/Six Nations match since Scotland’s George Lindsay achieved the feat in 1887.

Now, 133 years on, could that record finally be broken?

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Guy Giles

Guy Giles

Sports writer who is responsible for the Insider's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.

Guy Giles

Guy Giles

Sports writer who is responsible for the Insider's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.