Six Nations First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips For October 31

Dave Kuzio:
Billy Vunipola - England Six Nations

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 final round of Six Nations fixtures and has been picking out our favourite try scorer selections for these three matches.

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First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Wales v Scotland (Saturday 14:15 BST)

Wales and Scotland end their Six Nations campaign on Saturday with just pride to play for as none of them can win the championship this season. Wales find themselves in fifth place on the standings with just one win from four, while Scotland are three points and one place above them. This should be a tight but entertaining affair. Scotland welcome back captain Stuart Hogg for the game with Wales after missing their 48-7 friendly win over Georgia and his return will be beneficial for Gregor Townsend’s men. I am backing Hogg to chime into the attack on numerous occasions and he will find a gap to grab the opener.

First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Italy v England (Saturday 16:45 BST)

England know they need to score plenty of tries in this one to give themselves a fighting chance of winning the Six Nations championship. They take on a Italy side that have already shipped in 144 points in their four matches, so don’t be surprised if England run up a cricket score. The opening stages will be cagey as Eddie Jones’ men get a feel for the game, but they will take the lead with a barge over try. As England play themselves into the action, I expect them to control the ruck and will camp on Italy’s line with number 8 Billy Vunipola picking up the ball from the ruck and force his way over the line.

First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: France v Ireland (Saturday 20:05 BST)

France take on Ireland knowing they need a bonus points win to give them a chance of winning the Six Nations title, they will also need to better England’s expected victory by two or more points. France have been rocked with the news that Teddy Thomas misses out through injury, meaning Arthur Vincent is in line for his sixth cap as he is named at centre with Gael Fickou moving on to the wing. France need at least four tries if they are to claim a bonus point win, these teams are evenly matched up the middle, so I am expecting Les Blues to try their luck on the edges. I am backing Vincent to celebrate his late call-up with the opening try of the game.