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Rugby World Cup handicap treble: Sunday favourites to win by varying degrees

24 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby World Cup handicap treble: Sunday favourites to win by varying degrees

Plenty more exciting games in store on Sunday as two of the tournament favourites in Ireland and Australia take to the field

Ireland, Australia and Scotland all line up for the second time on Sunday looking to build on convincing opening wins.

However, with their respective oppositions likely to provide varying levels of opposition there is plenty of excitement to be had with the following handicap:

The fixtures have not fallen kindly for Romania which does not bode well for them on Sunday.

The Oakes put in a very credible performance in defeat to France on Wednesday but the length of time they remained competitive could well count against them come Sunday.

The Irish have had more than a week off and having made 12 changes will be full of fresh legs, with a winning bonus point well within their sights.

Japan showed just how unforgiving the four-day turnaround can be in tiring dramatically against Scotland. The gap between Ireland and Romania is far wider and the scoreline will be too.  

Romania have failed to cover this handicap once in each of the last three World Cups, so expect them to suffer a heavy beating this weekend at Wembley.

Scotland got the perfect start to their World Cup with a bonus point win over Japan and they should be aiming for the same result against the United States.

The Scots started slowly in their opener – conceding an early try and only leading at the break thanks to the boot of Greig Laidlaw.

The Japanese tired badly in the second half and the Scots pounced to run in five tries, but, having had a week off, the USA cannot be expected to do the same.

They committed plenty of errors against Samoa first up – enough to suggest that they are unlikely to win a game this tournament – but there was also enough about them to show that they can cause teams trouble.

A win for the Scots, but with a much-changed team and their toughest tests still to come, they will be looking to avoid injury and will not be at full throttle.

Amateurs Uruguay are not going to come close to beating Australia, but with the Wallabies only playing four days previously and Uruguay having had a week off, they should manage to avoid total humiliation.

The South Americans started extremely well against Wales in their opener before wilting to a 54-9 defeat, and, if they can keep it resonably level for the first 15 minutes on Sunday then they ought to cover the handicap at Villa Park. 

Australia need a big win having failed to get a bonus point against Fiji, and so will be looking to improve their points difference substantially.

However, complete obliterations have largely been avoided by the minnows thus far and Uruguay can manage it again.  

A £10 on the treble pays £80

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