Flood favourite to start first Six Nations game after Wilko’s retirement

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Toby Flood is the odds-on favourite to start as number 10 in the opening Six Nations match according to Ladbrokes.

The Tigers’ player is just 1/4 to start the campaign at fly-half with Saracens’ Owen Farrell his closest competition at 4/1. Charlie Hodgson and Danny Cipriani are also contenders at 8/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It’s hard to see past anyone other than Toby Flood to step out of Wilkinson’s shadow and pull on the number 10 jersey.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

To start at number 10 in the opening match of the Six Nations

Toby Flood – 1/4
Owen Farrell – 4/1
Charlie Hodgson – 8/1
Danny Cipriani – 8/1
Stephen Myler – 16/1
Ryan Lamb – 16/1
Freddie Burns – 16/1

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