MUNSTER’S first group stage exit from the Heineken Cup in over a decade has seen Ladbrokes react by cutting the odds on Toulouse winning another Heineken Cup.
Toulouse are the 5/2 favourites to lift the European prize having secured crucial home advantage courtesy of Wasps’ defeat at the hands of Glasgow.
Northampton are the clear 4/1 second favourites for the Heineken Cup after maintaning their unbeaten record with a facile win over Edinburgh.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Munster aren’t the force of old but few predicted their humiliating group stage exit. It all seems to be falling into place for Tolouse with a week to spare.”
Jonny Wilkinson’s 22 points for Toulon helped seal Munster’s fate and the ex-international’s French side are 8/1 to lift the cup.
Ladbrokes: Heineken Cup winner
100/1 Clermont Auvergne