Ireland Backed After Schmidt Names Squad

Joe Schmidt named a 40-man RBS Six Nations Ireland squad on Monday that features three uncapped players.

We can report that Ireland are currently a large liability to win the tournament and continue to prove popular at 2/1 despite reigning champions England shading favouritism at 19/20.

Ireland are also being backed to win the Grand Slam and having been as big as 6/1 earlier in the month, they are now 4/1 to land the coveted title.

No Grand Slam winner currently heads the betting at 10/11 with England priced at 9/4.

The Triple Crown will also be on Ireland’s agenda and they are currently priced at 3/1 to record wins over Scotland, Wales and England. No winner is priced at 6/4 with England next in the betting at 15/8.

Punters are expecting the liability on Ireland to claim the Six Nations, a title they last won back in 2015, to grow ahead of their opening game away to Scotland on Saturday week.

*Prices correct at time of publication.