Rugby Tips: Paddy trader’s Six Nations best bets for Saturday

Rugby Trader Ciaran Heuze talks PPTV's Patrick Kennelly through the value punts for Week 2 of the Six Nations.

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Saturday 2:15pm: England v Italy

ITV1/Virgin Media One

England -37 (Handicap Betting)

Italy were beaten by 40 points last week, and I can see a similar scoreline here.

England will be eager to bounce back from the shock opening day defeat to Scotland, and I didn’t see anything from Italy against France that would suggest they can get within shooting distance at Twickenham.

Luke Cowan-Dickie Anytime Tryscorer

If you are looking for value in the Tryscorer market, watch out for Luke Cowan-Dickie, who replaces Jamie George to start at hooker. We know England like to kick to the corner and get the rolling maul working, which would give Cowan-Dickie a great chance to snoop for the line at the back of that maul.

Saturday 4:45pm: Scotland v Wales 

BBC 1/Virgin Media One

Wales +5 (Handicap Betting)

Scotland will obviously be on a high after last week, and the fact they’re favourites on the handicap is a fair reflection on both team’s performances. They opened up -3 last week, but understandably that’s been gobbled up. I think the value on the handicap now lies with Wales.

The Scots have a habit of not backing up big performances, and in a match that traditionally throws up close encounters, I’d side with Wales on the handicap now.

George Turner Anytime Tryscorer

In the Tryscorer markets, I’m siding with another hooker in George Turner. He may be the third choice, but his tryscoring record at test level reads as six from 12 games, which makes him good value to score in this match. Again, I expect Scotland to use that rolling maul so watch out for Turner at the back.

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    Six Nations Saturday tips

    Saturday 2:15pm: England v Italy

    England -37
    Luke Cowan-Dickie First Tryscorer

    Saturday 4:45pm: Scotland v Wales 

    Wales +5
    George Turner Anytime Tryscorer

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