Published: 09:40 06/10/2011
England’s top points scorer at the Rugby World Cup is Chris Ashton and he is available at odds of 8/1 to score the first try against France at Ladbrokes who will give a £50 free bet to new customers. Online bookmakers give free bets to new customers which can be placed on the Rugby World Cup quarter final, England v France on Saturday 8 October 2011.
FLOOD AND WILKINSON PAIRED FOR ENGLAND AGAINST FRENCH
England make four changes from the team that beat Scotland 16-12 and the big talking point is the inclusion of a second playmaker behind the scrum. Martin Johnson has foregone his preference for a powerful ball carrier and named Toby Flood at inside centre to replace Mike Tindall against France.
Tom Parker, who impressed when coming off the bench for England against Scotland comes in for lock Courtney Lawes, Nick Easter replaces James Haskell at number 8 and Mark Cueto will play on the wing for suspended Delon Armitage.
The decision re-unites Flood and Wilkinson for the first time since 2010, they were partners at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals and 2008 RBS Six Nations, but Johnson has played them together just once since taking charge of England.
Winger Chris Ashton scored the winning try against Scotland and ensured England’s passage into the last eight. He is enjoying a hugely successful 2011 Rugby World Cup and is in line to set a Rugby World Cup try scoring record. His six tries in the tournament so far mean he needs just two more to equal the record held jointly by New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu and South Africa’s Bryan Habana for tries scored in a single Rugby World Cup.
Ladbrokes make Ashton 15/8 to continue his prolific form by scoring a try at any time against France and bet 8/1 for him to go over for the first touchdown of the match. 888sport and Blue Square are offering a special bet for Ashton to break the record against France with odds of 25/1 to score three or more tries.
England: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Toby Flood, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nick Easter, 7 Lewis Moody (captain), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Louis Deacon, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Steve Thompson, 1 Matt Stevens.
Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Alex Corbisiero, 18 Courtney Lawes, 19 Simon Shaw, 20 James Haskell, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Matt Banahan.
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