Rugby union gets criticised for not scoring enough tries, but the first try scorer market is quite popular because even the most prolific of try scorers can attract decent odds. This market is available for the third round of Six Nations fixtures and BettingPro.com has been picking out our favourite try scorer selections for these three matches.
First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Italy v Ireland (Saturday 14:15 GMT)
Italy and Ireland both go in search of their first win of the 2021 Six Nations Championship, and I cannot see the Boys in Green messing this one up. Head coach Andy Farrell has made seven changes to the team that lost to France in round two. Captain Johnny Sexton returns after recovering from a head knock, while Jordan Larmour starts on the wing in place of Keith Earls. Dave Kilcoyne, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan and Will Connors all come into the starting XV. I expect Ireland to score at least four tries in this one, but the opening try will be a barge over affair with back row forward Tadhg Beirne taking the ball from the ruck and touching down first.
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First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Wales v England (Saturday 16:45 GMT)
I have to say, I have not been that impressed with England during this campaign and they could still actually win the tournament. On the other hand, Wales have surprised me. In 2020 they were awful, but they seem to have turned it around and know victory over England will see them clinch the Triple Crown. George North will make his 100th appearance for Wales as he returns at outside following a recent injury, and he will be partnered in the centres by Jonathan Davies. All eyes will be on North, but I am backing a young superstar by the name of Louis Rees-Zammit to take all the headlines. The 20-year-old leads the way at the top of the try scoring charts with three – including a superb individual effort against Scotland. I am backing Wales to get the ball to him in open space to allow him to cross over for the first try of the game.