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Sack race odds: Warren Gatland clear favourite to be axed next

In the ever-shifting landscape of Six Nations rugby, the odds are once again in flux as Warren Gatland finds himself under increasing scrutiny.

Following a challenging weekend for Wales, where his team suffered a defeat at the hands of France, Gatland emerges as the clear frontrunner in the race to potentially vacate his position as head coach.

Previously sharing the spotlight with France’s Fabien Galthie, Gatland now stands alone at the helm of this precarious ranking. The Principality witnessed Wales’ stumble against les Bleus, a setback that has not only impacted their standing in the tournament but has also intensified the spotlight on Gatland’s leadership.

Betting sites seen on The Punters Page have adjusted their odds accordingly, with Gatland’s likelihood of departure shortening from 3/1 just a week ago. Presently, he surpasses Galthie and Scotland’s Gregor Townsend, positioning himself as the prime candidate for an exit from the Six Nations stage.

Six Nations Sack Race Odds

Warren Gatland5/2
Fabien Galthie 9/2
Gregor Townsend9/2
Steve Borthwick5/1
Gonzalo Quesada10/1
Andy Farrell12/1

“Still a chance” – How England can win the 2024 Six Nations next weekend

In a nail-biting turn of events, the race for the Six Nations title remains wide open, with Ireland, England, and Scotland all still in contention.

Despite Ireland holding the advantage, thanks to their bonus points, the competition is far from decided, leaving room for various outcomes among the trio.

Next Saturday, all eyes will be on Dublin as Ireland hosts Scotland at 4:45 pm, while England faces off against France in a high-stakes clash kicking off at 8:00 pm.

For a comprehensive preview of the upcoming matches and insights into the pivotal England vs. Ireland showdown, Stephen Ferris provides an expert analysis.

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How Ireland Might Secure the Championship Despite a Loss

Even if Ireland falls to Scotland, there’s still a path to the Championship. If they manage to secure a losing bonus point along with a try bonus point, they’ll reach 18 points, making it impossible for any other team to surpass them.

Alternatively, if Ireland loses to Scotland but England fails to secure a win against France, Ireland would be on at least 16 points, with England only able to reach 14 points with a draw.

Even with just one bonus point from their match against Scotland and England winning in France without a bonus point, Ireland would still edge ahead with 17 points, leaving England on 16. This scenario would mark a historic first for a team not winning the most games in the Six Nations yet clinching the championship.