Rugby Union By Joe Crilly

Lions Up Against It As All Blacks Whitewash Is Odds On

With the announcement of the Lions squad, William Hill make New Zealand the overwhelming favourites to win the series at 1/4 with a 3-0 victory also odds on at 4/5. The Lions are 3/1 to win the series with the most likely score if they do being 2-1 offered at 6/1. 

“Gatland has named a strong squad despite a couple of notable absentees but despite this, we think that All Blacks will be far too strong and it would be a success to even win one Test,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Series winner: 1/4 New Zealand; 3/1 British and Irish Lions; 20/1 drawn series

Series correct score:

New Zealand: 500/1 1-0; 20/1 2-0; 2/1 2-1; 4/5 3-0

Lions: 1000/1 1-0; 150/1 2-0; 6/1 2-1; 33/1 3-0

First test: 1/3 New Zealand; 12/5 British and Irish Lions; 20/1 draw

 

Players to start the First Test:

 

Shirt number 1: 11/10 Jack McGrath; 5/4 Mako Vunipola; 5/1 Joe Marler

Shirt number 2: 4/7 Rory Best; 3/1 Ken Owens; 4/1 Jamie George

Shirt number 3: 3/10 Tadhg Furlong; 4/1 Dan Cole; 8/1 Kyle Sinckler

Shirt number 4 or 5: 1/5 Alun Wyn Jones; 1/2 Maro Itoje; 13/8 George Kruis; 7/1 Courtney Lawes; 7/1 Iain Henderson

Shirt number 6: 11/10 CJ Stander; 4/1 Peter O’Mahoney; 4/1 Sam Warburton; 6/1 Maro Itoje; 9/1 Justin Tipuric

Shirt number 7: 1/1 Sam Warburton; 5/2 Sean O’Brien; 10/3 Justin Tipuric; 12/1 Ross Moriarty

Shirt number 8: 2/5 Billy Vunipola; 9/2 Taulupe Faletula; 10/1 CJ Stander; 10/1 Peter O’Mahoney; 25/1 Ross Moriarty

Shirt number 9: 4/11 Conor Murray; 3/1 Rhys Webb; 9/1 Ben Youngs

Shirt number 10: 1/3 Jonny Sexton; 3/1 Owen Farrell; 10/1 Dan Biggar

Shirt number 11 or 14: 1/4 George North; 1/1 Anthony Watson; 6/5 Liam Williams; 5/1 Jack Nowell; 7/1 Elliot Daly; 8/1 Tommy Seymour

Shirt number 12: 2/5 Owen Farrell; 3/1 Robbie Henshaw; 7/1 Ben Te’o

Shirt number 13: 4/5 Jonathan Joseph; 11/4 Jonathan Davies; 7/1 Jared Payne; 10/1 Elliot Daly; 12/1 Robbie Henshaw

Shirt number 15: 4/11 Stuart Hogg; 3/1 Leigh Halfpenny; 12/1 Liam Williams; 20/1 Anthony Watson; 25/1 Jared Payne