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Les Bleus now 6/1 to win Six Nations

Philippe Saint-Andre is hopeful of a decent performance in this year's competition


France have disappointed in their last three Six Nations campaigns, finishing in the bottom half of the table on each occasion. Can they rise to the occasion this time around?

At 6/1, France remain somewhat adrift in the betting market, hardly surprising perhaps given their record in the competition over the last three years, however reports are suggesting the often fractious training camp has seen something akin to harmony this past week.

Nevertheless, coach Philippe Saint-Andre has some injury concerns ahead of their opening fixture against Scotland on Saturday, number eight Louis Picamoles and scrum-half Sebastian Tillous-Bourde both absent for this encounter.

England sit on top of the betting market at 2/1 alongside Ireland and their team selection for the tournament is expected to be released later today. England kick-off their campaign with a visit to the Millennium Stadium on Saturday and reports suggest that Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani may return to the squad following lengthy absences.

Following an impressive 2013 campaign, Wales finished third behind England and winners Ireland at the end of the last competition. A win against favourites England in Cardiff this weekend would likely install them as favourites to go all the way and clinch the coveted Six Nations crown, however they are currently a best price of 16/5 to emulate their success of two years ago.


Six Nations Betting Odds

2/1    England

2/1    Ireland

16/5   Wales

6/1    France

33/1  Scotland

500/1 Italy