When it comes to offshore online gambling, rugby is just like football only more violent and as a result more fun. It is also more cosmopolitan, such as the 2017 Six Nations Championship which will take place between February 4th and March 18th and will feature England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The English team is not only the defending champion as well as the on line sports betting favorite, but also gracious enough to acknowledge Ireland, Scotland, and Wales as separate nations, if only for the sake of this tournament.
England. The Red Rose is the team to beat, what with it being the current champions and having been undefeated in 2016. England’s schedule starts at home in Twickenham Stadium against France before going to Cardiff – which could still be considered home – to face Wales (whose Prince actually lives in London). England returns (or remains?) home to host Italy and Scotland before wrapping things up against Ireland in Dublin.
France. In France rugby team news, half-scrum Baptiste Serin will play in the Six Nations for the first time this year, and since you only get one chance to make a good first impression, he has turned to former French nine Dimitri Yachvili. So they rendez-vous every Thursday and have a little tete-a-tete. But not a cinq à sept. That would just be inappropriate. Riveting stuff to be sure.
Ireland. The Irish team had an impressive second half of the year in 2016, claiming wins over South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand – the latter a first in 111 years. Offshore online gambling experts believe the tourney will be decided between England and Ireland in the last week of play, but Irish head coach Joe Schmidt eschews the on line sports betting favorite label, saying that “people love sport” because “you do not know what the outcome is going to be and part of the fun is predicting it.”
Italy. The Italian squad will have the chance to exact a measure of revenge when they face Wales in week 1 of play. The Welsh side beat Italy 67-14 in Round Five of last year’s competition at the Stadio Olimpico.
Scotland. According to Scottish captain Greig Laidlaw, this is “the strongest squad we have had.” The fly-half also believes that the roster is deep enough to endure the grueling two-month schedule. Whether that makes them on line sports betting favorites has yet to be seen. The Scots will be eager to start this year’s Championship with a bang when they square off against Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium in Round One.
Wales. The Welsh side will enter the competition with a brand new captain. Alun-Wyn Jones has taken over the spot from Sam Warburton. Wales will get things rolling in Italy on the opening weekend Sunday, before quickly turning around to meet England in Cardiff. Following a bye week they will travel to Edinburgh to face Scotland before receiving Ireland in round 4 and heading to Paris to take one France on the last weekend of play. And that’s the 2017 Six Nations Championship in an offshore online gambling nutshell.