martin johnson englandNICK EASTER looks set to lead England in Lewis Moody’s absence according to Ladbrokes.  He is just 1/25 to take over from the injured Moody against Wales with Mike Tindall a 9/1 chance for the armband.  The bookies expect Moody to be fit and back in charge for the opening game of the World Cup as he is 4/9 to lead England out against Argentina.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Tindall appears the only feasible alternative to Easter as it looks like he will be the skipper for the Wales game. Should Moody be back to fitness for the World Cup he will surely resume captaincy then if not sooner.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

England Captain v Wales in Six Nations 1st Game?

Easter – 1/25
Tindall – 9/1
Any Other Player – 16/1

Who will captain England in 1st match of World Cup v Argentina?
Lewis Moody – 4/9
Nick Easter – 5/2
Dylan Hartley – 14/1
Mike Tindall – 25/1
Jonny Wilkinson – 33/1
Tom Croft – 50/1
Andrew Sheridan – 50/1
Steve Borthwick – 66/1