Rugby Union By Joe Crilly

Punters Predict The Lions First Starting XV…

With the Lions Tour set to be announced on Wednesday, William Hill have closed their betting on who will start the first test against New Zealand. At the time of closing the market, the starting XV according to the betting was as follows…

 

  1. Mako Vunipola (ENG) 5/4
  2. Rory Best (IRE) 4/5
  3. Tadhg Furlong (IRE) 2/5
  4. Maro Itoje (ENG) 4/6
  5. Alun Wyn Jones (WAL) 1/4
  6. CJ Stander (IRE) 5/4
  7. Sam Warburton (WAL) 4/7
  8. Billy Vunipola (ENG) 1/5
  9. Conor Murray (IRE) 4/11
  10. Jonathan Sexton (IRE) 1/3
  11. Anthony Watson (ENG) 11/10
  12. Owen Farrell (ENG) 1/3
  13. Jonathan Davies (WAL) 11/10
  14. George North (WAL) 1/4
  15. Stuart Hogg (SCO) 1/2

 

The Lions are 12/5 to win that first match against New Zealand with the All Blacks 1/3 and the draw 20/1 while the home side are overwhelming favourites to win the series at 1/4.

 

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

 

British and Irish Lions 2017 Tour series winner: 1/4 New Zealand; 3/1 British and Irish Lions; 20/1 drawn series