Wales Drift for Six Nations
Wales have drifted significantly to successfully defend their Six Nations title following a disappointing weekend loss to Argentina.
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The Welsh threw in a poor performance in Cardiff to lose 26-12 to the Pumas in the first of their autumn internationals.
The defeat prompted sportingbet to lengthen them from 7/4 to 5/2 for next year's title.
That's now a standout price and the firm now has three co-favourites wth England and France, who beat Fiji and Australia respectively on Saturday, also on 5/2.
However, other firms, including William Hill, are sticking by the Welsh.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams said: "The Northern Hemisphere sides were a little disappointing first time out and we believe that despite their loss, Wales remain the team to beat in the Six Nations."
England can be backed at 3/1 with totesport after their 54-12 victory, although tougher tests lie in store for Stuart Lancaster's men in the coming weeks with meetings against the world's top three - New Zealand, Australia and South Africa - looming.
France were trimmed by several firms after a convincing 33-6 win over the Wallabies. All the 10/3 is now gone but Sky Bet and totesport will give you 3/1.
After the leading three, it's Ireland at a general 5/1 - they lost 16-12 to South Africa on Saturday - and Scotland at 33s (Stan James) following their 51-22 hammering by New Zealand.