England’s final Pool B game against Scotland promises to be an absolute belter as the sides look to secure qualification to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup. Martin Johnson’s troops just need a win to guarantee top spot in the group and with that avoid a likely meeting with the mighty All Blacks.
The Red Rose have won two of the past four meetings between the sides, but those looking at the match supremacy will be interested to learn that the Scots were narrowly beaten by six points in the most recent contest. Further encouragement for punters debating selling the match supremacy for the Eden Park clash is that the match before ended in a 15-15 draw.
Two hat-tricks were scored in England’s 67-3 hammering of Romania in Dunedin, but the recent Scotland/England games suggest that there may not be many tries on Saturday. Total match try buyers should perhaps note that there have been only two tries in England’s two most recent games against Scotland – both of which were in the Six Nations fixture in March this year.