Rugby Union By Joe Crilly

Lancaster Replacement: Jake’s Al-White For Rugby Punters

Jake White has claimed that he could win the World Cup with England and William Hill punters are certainly latching onto his confidence. The South African has attracted 56% of all wagers and is 9/4 favourite for the role ahead of Eddie Jones at 6/1 and Wayne Smith 7/1.

“Jake White’s odds have tumbled in recent days and he is certainly the man who people want to back,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent England head coach: 9/4 Jake White; 6/1 Eddie Jones; 7/1 Wayne Smith; 9/1 Jim Mallinder; 10/1 Dave Rennie; 10/1 Michael Cheika; 10/1 Mike Ford; 10/1 Nick Mallett; 10/1 Rob Baxter; 12/1 Conor O’Shea; 14/1 Robbie Deans; 16/1 BAR