"Odds shortened" - Eddie Jones 6/4 to leave England before World Cup - Ruck

“Odds shortened” – Eddie Jones 6/4 to leave England before World Cup

After another disappointing Six Nations and an embarrassing defeat by the Barbarians, Eddie Jones leads England into a three-Test tour of Australia with odds of 6/4 to be sacked before the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

England are unbeaten in eight games against the Wallabies under Jones, but it’s the hosts that are 8/13 favourites to win the first Test this Saturday, with England the underdogs at 11/8.

Farrell odds-on to outscore Smith Down Under

Jones has included both Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith in his starting XV for Saturday, and William Hill make the Saracens skipper 1/3 to outscore teammate Smith, with Farrell expected to take on kicking duties whenever he’s on the pitch.

William Hill spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “Recent performances have been below the standard expected from Eddie Jones’ men and the head coach’s position is definitely under the spotlight. At 6/4 to go before next year’s World Cup and 1/2 to stay, we think he’s just about safe for now, but a dismal display in Australia over the next three weeks could trigger a changing of the guard.

“On the pitch, we expect Owen Farrell to deliver with the boot and make him 1/3 to outscore chosen fly-half for the opener, Marcus Smith, across the three-Test series. Smith is possibly a bigger try-scoring threat, though, and can be backed at 9/4 to tally more points than Farrell over the three games.

“Despite Jones having a perfect record in eight games against his homeland, England head into the first match as the 11/8 underdogs – a price that underlines the concerns in the tourists’ ranks.”

William Hill – Rugby Union

England v Australia – 02 July:

Australia

8/13

Draw

18/1

England

11/8

Series Specials:

Most points:

Owen Farrell

1/3

Marcus Smith

9/4

Eddie Jones to be England head coach for 1st game of Rugby World Cup 2023:

Yes

1/2

No

6/4

EDITORS PICKS:

Latest odds to replace Eddie Jones

England next head coach odds (Oddschecker)

#5. Andy Farrell – 22/1

The irony with Farrell is that he is arguably the most obvious candidate and fits the role as well as anyone, but he might be the toughest for the RFU to land due to his long-term deal with Ireland.

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