International Rugby Union 2018

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England v New Zealand, Sunday 11th November 2.00am AEDT Twickenham Stadium

Like nearly all teams in world rugby, England have a horrendous record against New Zealand this century with just a single win in their last 15 meetings, a surprise win at Twickenham in 2012. They have tended to play the All Blacks close though with only one loss outside of 13 points in the last eight meetings and only two losses outside the margin this century at Twickenham. With 27 wins in their last 33 Tests, England look a sound play here.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – England +13.5

Wales v Australia, Sunday 11th November 4.20am AEDT Principality Stadium

Wales have lost 13 straight Tests to Australia and despite the Wallabies enduring a horrific Rugby Championship campaign, Australia will be confident of getting their confidence back with a win at Millennium Stadium. The Wallabies have won all eight Tests v Wales at Millennium Stadium over the last decade with the last two by margins of 8-plus. Australia have won 9 of their last 13 Tests in the Northern Hemisphere.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Australia +2.5

Ireland v Argentina, Sunday 11th November 5.30am AEDT Aviva Stadium

Ireland have been all-conquering with 15 wins in their last 16 Tests and they have not lost at Lansdowne Road against a team not named the All Blacks in over three years. Their average margin of victory at home this year has been 22.33. Argentina have won just 2 of 9 Tests this year and have lost six of those by double digits.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Ireland -18.5

France v South Africa, Sunday 11th November 7.05am AEDT Stade de France

South Africa have won six straight against France and should get the job done against an underwhelming Les Bleus again. France have won just two of their last 14 Tests – one against Italy – and have won just two of nine end-of-year Tests.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – South Africa -2.5

Japan v New Zealand, Saturday 3rd November 4.45pm AEDT Ajinomoto Stadium

In what seems an incredibly disrespectful move by the All Blacks, Steve Hansen has decided to name a secondary squad to tackle Japan in Tokyo. While this is far from the All Blacks’ best squad, they should have few issues covering the 34.5 points. The All Blacks and Cherry Blossoms have played five times with the closest margin being 48 points with New Zealand twice posting 100-plus points. Japan have come a long way

Betting Strategy

 BACK – New Zealand -32.5

Wales v Scotland, Sunday 4th November 1.45am AEDT Principality Stadium

Wales have dominated Scotland in recent years with 10 wins in their last 11 meetings. Seven of those wins have been by double digits. The Welsh have won nine straight against the Scots at Millennium Stadium to boot with an average winning margin of 16.9 points per game. Wales have won 10 of 11 home Tests against Northern Hemisphere opposition.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Wales -5.5

England v South Africa, Sunday 4th November 2.00am AEDT Twickenham

Very happy to take South Africa getting a start in this one. England have won just two of their last 16 Tests against the Springboks with South Africa winning six of the last seven Tests at Twickenham. England lost the mid-season Test series against the Springboks in South Africa 2-1 and have won just one of their last six Tests.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – South Africa +3.5

Ireland v Italy, Sunday 4th November 7.00am AEDT Soldier Field

After the success of their last venture to Chicago where they defeated the almighty All Blacks, Ireland return to the Windy City where they will meet Italy. Ireland really lifted for the event last year and will be at full throttle against Italy. Italy have lost 14 straight against top tier nations and have lost their last two to Ireland by 37 and 58 points.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Ireland -28.5

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