Rugby

Italy vs France prediction, odds & betting tips

Italy vs France prediction, odds & betting tips

France secured a first Six Nations title since 2010 last year and begin the defence of that crown by visiting Italy in Rome. The Azzurri have picked up the wooden spoon for seven straight renewals, although they did finish off with a shock win in Wales last time.

England vs Scotland prediction, odds & betting tips

England vs Scotland prediction, odds & betting tips

Scotland have claimed the Calcutta Cup after four of the last five meetings with England and should be competitive again at Twickenham. The hosts head into this Six Nations match with a rookie international coach and have been rocked by a few injury problems.

Wales vs Ireland prediction, odds & betting tips

Wales vs Ireland prediction, odds & betting tips

Ireland were backed for outright glory in our early Six Nations predictions and can come through a tricky opening test when visiting Wales. The hosts are hoping the return of Warren Gatland can rejuvenate them but this looks a daunting task on last year’s poor form.

NRL Grand Final prediction, odds & betting tips

NRL Grand Final prediction, odds & betting tips

Penrith are strongly fancied to make it back-to-back NRL Grand Final wins by brushing aside Parramatta at Accor Stadium. The Eels won both regular-season meetings this term, but the Panthers still topped the table and are rated the superior team in almost all key departments.

La Rochelle vs Leinster prediction, odds & betting tips

La Rochelle vs Leinster prediction, odds & betting tips

Leinster have looked in formidable form during the European Rugby Champions Cup knockout rounds and are fancied to see off La Rochelle in the final. The French outfit will be buoyed by playing at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille but that should only help to reduce the winning margin.

Stormers vs Lions: Last chance for tourists to impress

Stormers vs Lions: Last chance for tourists to impress

The British and Irish Lions are expected to get back to winning ways in their final warm-up game before their Test series with South Africa begins next weekend. Warren Gatland’s men fell to the first defeat of their tour on Wednesday as South Africa ‘A’ landed a psychological blow by registering a 17-13 victory at Cape Town Stadium.

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