Argentina v Romania Rugby World Cup betting odds – 17.09.11

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England and Scotland fans will be wanting to keep an eye on Argentina v Romania Rugby World Cup betting, as the two home nations representatives will get a good idea of what is to come. England stumbled badly against Argentina, and truthfully if Argentina’s goal kicking had been even a  modicum above average, they would have likely walked away with maximum points instead of tasting a narrow defeat. That is because Argentina really went at the game with a great attitude, were more ferocious in clearing out at break downs and played with a lot of heart. Some can argue that they weren’t much more adventurous in terms of attacking play than England, but still, they came out with more fans on their side than the English did. So now, if the Pumas, who finished third in the 2007 event can build upon the positives from that first match, then they should be able to secure their first victory in Pool B. This is Argentina and Romania’s second match, and Romania still lie in wait for England. Romania faced Scotland in their first match and really had the Scots on the ropes thanks to taking their chances and again, just like Argentina, playing with a lot more passion and desire. They had the lead and looked as if they were going to cause the first upset of the 2011 Rugby World Cup until Scotland ran in two late tries to snatch victory. Now, whether Romania will be able to raise themselves after coming so close or not remains to be seen, especially against Argentina. The South Americans can play a punishing physical game up front, and as well as Romania did all over pitch (except in defence) against Scotland, the Pumas should be able to work from their strong forwards platform. Still, interesting to watch what happens, as Scotland will have Argentina in their sights.

Argentina v Romania Rugby World Cup betting
Argentina to win: 1/18 at Ladbrokes
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Romania to win: 14/1 at SportingBet

There have been seven meetings between Argentina and Romania and the South Americans have won all seven of them, averaging almost thirty points per game more than their opponents when coming together. The last match was a long time ago, back in the 2003 Rugby World Cup when the Pumas won 50-13.