Danny Till has three selections in the top scorer markets, including a 22/1 shot.
Thomas and Watson Can Top The Try Scoring Charts
After superb Six Nations and World Cup campaigns in 2019, Jonny May (best price 4/1) and Josh Adams (best price 9/2) head the betting in the top tryscorer markets for the 2020 Six Nations.
May scored nine total tries across both tournaments last year, while Adams burst onto the scene with 10 tries for Wales – and while it would be no surprise to see them finish 1st and 2nd in the charts, I’m looking elsewhere.
French winger Teddy Thomas (best price 10-1) heads into the Six Nations in the form of his life. After missing out on the World Cup, the Racing 92 star has shown why he is rated so highly and currently leads the scoring charts in the European Champions Cup and French Top 14.
But his finishing prowess is not just restricted to club rugby, in 16 Tests for France he has scored 10 tries – an impressive strike rate when you consider how lacklustre Les Bleus have been in recent years.
This year Thomas will be playing in a backline that could rip any defensive system to shreds and we have seen how devastating he can be at club level playing outside Virimi Vakatawa – Fabien Galthie will hoping that transitions to the highest level.
With Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack pulling the strings in the half-backs it's hard to see France not creating lots of scoring opportunities and Thomas will certainly be the man to finish if they come his way. At 10/1 he looks the best alternative to May and Adams and would be my best bet in this market.
My second selection in the top tryscorer market is England’s Anthony Watson (best price 22-1). Heading into the World Cup Watson was almost the forgotten man of the English back-three after a series of serious injuries. But in Japan he reminded everyone of his talents with a string of excellent performances.
His Six Nations strike rate reads well, with eight tries in 16 starts and with Jack Nowell and Joe Cokanasinga missing with injury, Watson looks certain to start at either wing or full back.
We know that England can score tries for fun if they get on the front-foot and Watson looks set to add to his tally of 17 England tries and become a key man once again for Eddie Jones, at 22/1 he really catches the eye.
Farrell The Obvious Choice In The Top Point Scorer Market
There are no points for originality with this selection. England’s Owen Farrell (best price 6-4) is one of the world’s finest players and a metronomic goal kicker – which is needed in the tight Six Nations contests.
He topped last year's scoring charts with 59 before finishing second to Handre Pollard with 58 points in the World Cup. With his place in the team assured it is hard to back against a player who has been so consistent over the years and will surely pass 900 points for his country before the end of the tournament.
At 6/4 he looks the standout bet in the top point scorer market.