Briscoe wings in
England new-boy Tom Briscoe is a 33/1 shot with Sky Bet to top Four Nations try-scorer charts.
Last Updated: 22/10/09 2:50pm
Tom Briscoe is a surprise inclusion in England's side to play France in the opening game of the Four Nations on Friday and Sky Bet have made the 19-year-old Hull winger 33/1 to be the tournament's top try-scorer.
England at 10/11 are being asked to give up a 36-point start to the French in Friday's encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium and Briscoe is 1/2 to score a try, 8/1 to open the scoring and 12/1 to bag a hat-trick of tries.
Tony Smith's men suffered defeat against Australia and lost against New Zealand twice in last year's World Cup but are 4/1 second favourites with Sky Bet for the Four Nations, behind hot favourites Kangaroos.
Australia head the betting at 1/3 and take on New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday in a rerun of the Word Cup final. Australia at 10/11 are giving up a 14-point start against the world champions. A repeat victory of the 2008 World Cup with the Kiwis beating the Aussies in the final at Elland Road can be backed at 6/1.
Sky Bet's rugby league betting spokesman Dave Sykes said: "97% of money wagered on the Four Nation outright so far has been on Australia, but the Kangaroos look a little weak in the forwards so we're happy to offer top price of 1/3."
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