Here they are folks, the long awaited tips for this weekend of league.
Old BOTT has been wetting himself waiting for these beauties.
Australia v France.....France have a hefty 56.5 points start. The Aussies resting a lot of their stars but still should win by more than the 56.5
NZ v Scotland,,,,Scotland have 45.5 points start. NZ have a point to prove and should decimate the Scots. NZ to win by more than 45.5
Samoa v Tonga......Samoa have 11.5 points start. Tonga were super impressive in their first game while Samoa were a tad disappointing. Tonga good things to win by more than 11.5 points
England v Lebanon......Lebanon have 30.5 points start. Interesting game. England don't seem to have that much attack and this game should be a comparative low scorer (under 40 points for the match). Given this and the way Lebanon played in their first game I would be taking Lebanon with the 30.5 points start. One of the better bets and should feature in all your doubles trebles etc.
Italy v USA ......USA have 20.5 points start. An interesting game on paper. Italy have the players to destroy the USA but their is a lot of disharmony in the side. The USA were better than expected in their first game but depending on which Italy team turns up this ones a lottery. USA with the start but avoid this game in most bets.
PNG v Ireland......Ireland have 16.5 points start. Ireland were the surprise package of the first game and acquitted themselves admirably beating Italy convincingly. PNG were also jumped out of the blocks in style with a 50-6 drubbing of Wales. Of the 2 Ireland beating Italy who are a far stronger team than Wales looks the better performance so take them with the 16.5 points start. We should know after this game if Ireland were just a flash in the pan or a serious quarter final prospect.
Fiji v Wales..........Wales with 44.5 points start. Fiji are the best bet of the round and will beat Wales by far more than 44.5 points. Fiji are a serious semi final prospect while Wales appear to be the weakest team in the tournament. Anchor all your doubles, trebles and more with Fiji.
On to bets.
Have a fiver on all 7 teams I've tipped. At 80/1 will return around $400 if successful
Have a tenner on Fiji, Tonga, Lebannon, and NZ. At 12.3/1 will return $123.00
Treble Fiji, Lebanon, Tonga for $25. At $6.2 this will return $155.
Finally have 3 $30 doubles on the three teams mentioned in the treble. Around $100 return for each that gets up.
Total outlay $130. See what we can manage to recoup (if anything) with these tips.
Anyone else who has a tip put it down and lets see how it goes.
Happy punting my friends !!!