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I asked what price Scotland for the win. Evens? I kept my €50 in my wallet and continued with my meal

Neil Francis


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Charles Ollivon of France scores his sides second try despite the efforts of Adam Hastings and Hamish Watson. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Charles Ollivon of France scores his sides second try despite the efforts of Adam Hastings and Hamish Watson. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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Charles Ollivon of France scores his sides second try despite the efforts of Adam Hastings and Hamish Watson. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Last Sunday, I snuck into town for a little bit of brunch before the Scotland versus France game in Murrayfield.

One of the people at the table had a betting account with a bookie and sensing an upset I asked what price Scotland for the win. Evens? I kept my €50 in my wallet and continued with my meal.

Did the bookies know something everyone else didn't? This was the renaissance of French rugby happening before our very eyes.