Rugby Tips: We’ve 7/1 & 21/1 doubles for Saturday’s blockbuster World Cup quarter-finals

Our tipster Sean Holland has the Celtic sides advancing to the next round.

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Rugby World Cup Betting Tips

Saturday’s tryscorer double

Liam Williams Any Time Try Scorer
Jamison Gibson-Park Any Time Try Scorer

Saturday’s match outcome double

Wales Half-time/Full-time
Ireland to Win by 1-7 Points

Wales v Argentina betting tips

Rugby World Cup Quarter Final
Stade Velodrome (Marseille), 4pm
TV: ITV, Virgin Media One

Wales HT/FT

Going into this tournament off the back of a dismal Six Nations, there wasn’t much expected of Warren Gatland’s Wales. Many had expected a struggle but they proved those doubters wrong. Four wins from four left them on top of their group and now face a clash with Argentina.

Unlike the opponents, the South American side had a promising Rugby Championship but have failed to impress in France. Handling errors and a lack of discipline have been Los Pumas downfall and I feel the quarter-final is their ceiling.

I’d expect Wales to come out of the traps fast. They are better coached and have superior situational experience compared to their opponents. If they go ahead I’d expect them to kick on and put the points on the board in a similar fashion to their dismantling of Australia. Wales HT/FT is the bet for Saturday.

Liam Williams Any Time Try Scorer

Wales are not afraid to put the ball through the hands and exploit defences out wide. While Argentina have a strong pack, they are susceptible to being taken advantage of down the wings.

Japan exploited those frailties last week and I’d imagine Gatland has made note of it. Looking for a try scorer, the value pick here has to be Liam Williams. The former Lions player crossed the whitewash last weekend against Georgia and he has every chance of doing the same this Saturday.

Ireland v New Zealand betting tips

Rugby World Cup Quarter Final
Stade de France (Paris), 8pm

Ireland to Win by 1-7 points

Well here we are, Ireland have reached the checkpoint stage once more. Now it’s a case of taking that step into unchartered territory.

A flawless group effort sees Andy Farrell’s men going into this clash with the most successful international rugby nation ever as favourites – but it’s close. I’d expect the game to follow suit.

New Zealand were taken down by the hosts in the opening clash but have since looked re-energised. Ireland have come through two battle-hardened tests and that should stand to them in this closely fought contest.

Looking for the best bet, I flirted with the draw (17/1) but in the end, I’d expect the invaluable experience of their closely fought win against the Springboks to help Ireland to get over the line – just.

Jamison Gibson-Park Any Time Try Scorer

With both teams being incredibly well coached it’s tough to find a weakness in either. One player whose value I like this week is a New Zealand-born player and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of.

Jamison Gibson-Park has a brilliant rugby brain and is a fantastic tracker of the play, finding himself as the final pass inside at the end of backline moves or line breaks. JGP would love to get one over his country of birth this weekend.

He got over against Romania, and his value here appeals to score five points once more.

Rugby Betting Tips


Saturday’s tryscorer double

Liam Williams Any Time Try Scorer
Jamison Gibson-Park Any Time Try Scorer

Saturday’s match outcome double

Wales Half-Time/Full-Time
Ireland to Win by 1-7 Points

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