Rugby is an intense physical game that has offered itself well to betting enthusiasts over the decades. It is one game where sports betting fans have a field day regardless of what game is on, be it a regular league game or a championship fixture. The Six-Nation Rugby tournament is on and sports betting enthusiasts have been following it enthusiastically. Saturday’s game between Wales and the Emerald Isles promises to be exciting, and Peter Stringer’s belief is that behind the physicality will be an intense battle of wits and tactics. Wales is currently priced at 2.10 and Ireland at 1.72.
Stringer, a former scrum-backer for Ireland, thinks the game will be a study in the way the coaches of the two teams approach the game, a mental game as much as a physical one. Joe Schmidt has been in charge of the boys based out of Aviva Stadium since 2013 and has done well, bringing home the Rugby 6 Nations championship title in 2014. A win against the Red Dragons will mean a second consecutive title, and that is something you cannot really ignore.
However, they are going to be playing in Cardiff and that is never easy for an outside team. Add to that the fact that the Wales team coach Warren Gatland has managed to put his team in top gear with a triumph over France in Paris and you have a cracker of a contest in the offing.
Speaking about the impending game, Stringer said, “Joe’s approach is the tactics, the detail which is down to a tee – no stone is left unturned. Ireland is playing a very simple game plan, it’s about the execution with accuracy, it is not a flash game where they’re off-loading the ball a lot. It is very structured, very disciplined and they’re a very difficult team to beat at the moment.”
“Gats’ approach, like it has been over the last couple of years, is about getting the forwards into the game and just seeing how the game turns out. When you have quality players that are able to create something from nothing, they sometimes rely on that, but once Wales get that momentum, there is no better team to play off quick ball,” he added.