chris ashton englandCHRIS ASHTON is the 2/1 favourite with Ladbrokes to be England’s top try scorer in the 2011 6 Nations. The Northampton winger heads up the market with Mark Cueto the 5/1 second favourite. Nick Easter is the shortest price forward available at 25/1. England’s most likely finishing position according to the bookmakers is first (2/1 favourite). It’s 5/1 England come second but the odds suggest England have a better chance of coming third (3/1).

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We expect Ashton to be the top scorer and his tries will be crucial for England if they are to justify expectations and win the 6 nations.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Top England try scorer:

Chris Ashton – 2/1

Mark Cueto – 5/1

Ben Foden – 7/1

Ben Youngs – 10/1

Matt Banahan – 12/1

Riki Flutey – 12/1

Delon Armitage – 14/1

David Strettle – 16/1

Mike Tindall – 16/1

Toby Flood – 16/1

Shontayne Hape – 20/1

Nick Easter – 25/1

James Haskell – 33/1

Deacon Blue -

Louis Deacon NOT to start a match in 2011 6 Nations – 3/1

Not to play any part in the 2011 Six Nations – 7/1

Hey Joe – Joe Simpson to start a match in 2011 6 Nations- 2/1

Joe Simpson to play at any stage during 2011 6 Nations – evens

Joe Simpson to score a try in 2011 6 Nations -10/1

England Finishing Position

1st – 2/1

2nd – 5/1

3rd – 3/1

4th – 5/1

5th – 10/1

6th – 50/1

England Number of Wins

0 – 300/1

1 – 50/1

2 – 6/1

3 – 5/4

4 – 13/8

5 – 5/1

England Finishing Position 2

1st – 2/1

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th – 4/11

England Finishing Position 3

1st or 2nd – 8/11

3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th – evens

England Finishing Position 4

1st, 2nd or 3rd – 1/4

4th, 5th or 6th – 11/4

England Number of Wins 2

4 or more – evens

3 or less – 8/11