Chris Ashton of the Saracens is facing two biting charges that could see him out of the action for at least six months if he was proved guilty. But, Chris is determined to prove that he is innocent in this case.
This is what he set to achieve when he met up with the disciplinary hearing committee of the Rugby Football Union on Tuesday.
Ashton was seen to be biting Alex Waller, the Northampton prop, twice within a minute’s time during the Saracens game against the Northampton team at Allianz Park last Sunday. The director of rugby of the Saracens team, Mark McCall, is hoping that Ashton’s name will be cleared by the disciplinary committee and he will escape from any serious punishment. (more…)
Spread betting punters will be conscious of the extreme rivalry of ‘Le Crunch’, heightened additional this 12 months by the fact that each France and England are on program for a Grand Slam and have each demonstrated glimpses of brilliance in the tournament previously. Ahead of any spread betting decision is manufactured, nevertheless, the issue that wants to be asked is which France will flip up to Twickenham? Les Bleus can both display fierce, cost-free-flowing rugby, as witnessed in their opening 6 nations match in opposition to Scotland, or can be disorganised and uninterested, as they appeared at most factors in the Autumn Internationals.
Customers of England’s supremacy spread will hope to see something approximating the Red Rose’s 46-point win more than Italy a fortnight in the past, but are likely to be much less bullish about the hosts’ odds. Purchasers of either side’s win index spread most likely would not be surprised to find out that benefits are rather evenly split more than the most recent meetings in between arguably the Northern Hemisphere’s two strongest rugby union proponents. Going back again to the Six Nations meeting 4 decades ago, there have been 7 head-to-heads with four won by England and three won by their Gallic opponents. Both spread purchasers and sellers of the supremacy must notice that only a few instances in this period of time has a lot more than 10 points separated the sides, with an common winning margin of just underneath that.
At HQ, the venue for this weekend’s matchup, it can be a similar story. There have been four matches among the sides in southwest London because Martin Johnson triumphantly lifted the World Cup as England captain in 2003, with two wins apiece. Even so, it can be purchasers of England’s supremacy spread that have more reason to be encouraged – the hosts won by 24 factors on the previous occasion.
All eyes will be on predatory England winger Chris Ashton this weekend. Amid rugby spread betting punters, he is possibly equally reviled and adored for his most current performance. Spread consumers of his attempt minutes versus Italy at 46 ended up of course delighted with his 4 tries and a spread make-up of 158, but sellers of his spread are possibly nevertheless mopping up the tears. Ashton can break the report for the quantity of tries scored in an individual Championship this weekend, and there will not be a great deal of spread punters ready to take him on in both his functionality spread, attempt minutes or as part of England’s hotshots.
Elsewhere, Wales visit the Stadio Flaminio to take on Italy although Scotland host Ireland. Soon after their hammering at Twickenham, Sporting Index have adjusted the opposition/Italy tournament supremacy up to 78-82 and spread customers will be pleased that Wales have won the very last three meetings by an typical of 22 factors. Passe-temps spread betting punters weighing up complete points at Murrayfield are in a quandary. Scotland seemed great in opposition to France, in France, and even crossed the line 3 moments, but managed only two penalties in a lacklustre show at property against Wales.