Exiles favourites for Origin Match


The Exiles have been installed as early odds-on favourites to win the International Origin Match against England at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 10 by the RFL’s official betting partner, William Hill.

Brian McClennan’s Exiles are priced at 4/7 to clinch victory within the regulation 80 minutes, but with England priced at 13/10, William Hill see little to separate the two sides.

Warrington Wolves‘ new recruit, and one of the Engage Super League‘s leading try-scorers in 2011, Joel Monaghan has been named as favourite to score the first try of the game at 9/1.

Leeds Rhinos prolific winger Ryan Hall and Wigan’s Pat Richards, the reigning Engage Super League Man of Steel, are priced at 10/1 to score the opening try.

The International Origin Match is an exciting new concept with England taking on the Exiles, a team drawn from the best Australian and New Zealand players currently playing in Engage Super League.

In a unique concept to British sport, the final Exiles squad will be chosen in part by the public, with fans having the chance to choose 13 of the 22 squad members to face England. The remaining nine selections will be made by the Exiles coach, Brian McClennan, and his assistant Terry Matterson. Fans can make their selections and collect their £5 discount voucher (redeemable against the cost of a full price adult ticket) online at www.internationalorigin.com

Pre-purchased tickets for the International Origin match start from £19 for adults and £12 concessions and are available at www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or by contacting the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113. Tickets purchased on the day of the match start from £22 for adults and £15 for concessions.

International Origin Match selected odds:

80 minutes Betting;

England 13/10
Draw 18/1
Exiles 4/7

80 minutes handicap betting;

England (+4) – 10/11
H’cap Tie – 16/1
Exiles (-4) – 10/11

Selected first try scorers


Ryan Hall – 10/1
Tom Briscoe – 12/1
Michael Shenton – 14/1
Sam Tomkins – 16/1
James Roby – 20/1


Joel Monaghan – 9/1
Pat Richards – 10/1
Francis Meli – 11/1
Amos Roberts – 12/1
Rangi Chase – 16/1


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