Betting: England’s Four Nations odds continue to drift

England have very little chance of winning the Four Nations, according to bookmakers across the UK.

Indeed, despite those around them struggling to put together full-strength squads for this month’s tournament, Steve McNamara’s men are clear underdogs, priced at a very generous 12/1 with six different companies (see Odds Checker for the latest prices).

To put that into context, New Zealand – without Sonny Bill Williams, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Kevin Locke – are 4/1, while Australia – missing Billy Slater, Paul Gallen, the Morris brothers, Darius Boyd and more – are clear favourites at 1/6.

Samoa are understandably outsiders at 100/1.

We don’t know about you, but if England’s elite get through Saturday’s Grand Final unscathed, 12/1 might just be a bet worth taking.