History indicates that it pays to follow full-backs and New Zealand wingers when financing in the upper tryscorer marketplace. The All Blacks have supplied the top tryscorer on five occasions (Craig Green/John Kirwan 1987, Jonah Lomu 1995 & 1999, Doug Howlett/Mils Muliaina 2003 and also Julian Savea at 2015).
It is a mark of the depth and talent from the New Zealand rear three that the player with less than a couple of evaluation starts heads the current market, that guy is Sevu Reece. The 22-year-old burst on the scene in his debut season, scoring 15 attempts (a league high) since the Crusaders secured another Super Rugby title.
Following his season Reece forced his way into the team of Steve Hansen and then scored his first All Blacks attempt at the 36-0 demolition of Australia. With question marks surrounding usual starter Rieko Ioane, where fixtures from Namibia, Italy and Canada provide chance to rack up the tries Reece looks set to find a lot of game time.
Reece in the squad’s inclusion feels similar to the Joe Rokocoko who burst onto the scene in 2003 and scored 6 tries in 5 appearances. So although it isn’t usually my strategy to go for a favorite in this marketplace, Reece seems too obvious to miss.
My next selection in the top tryscorer market is Australia’s Marika Koroibete, another winger. The former rugby league star switched codes 2017 and could be set for a breakout tournament. Now while his tally of 5 tries in 18 appearances may not jump off the page, however may have been a product of the team around him.
Australia look to have seen a balance that is much better in their backline with James O’Connor from the centres providing guile alongside the ram Samu Kerevi’s return. Together with Kurtley Beale set to satisfy the boots of Israel Folau Koroibete ought to be given lots of chances to add to his tally.
Insert to his matches from Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay in the groups must be open, a loads with tries — at 66/1 he is worth chancing.
After strong performances in the warm-up games is Manu Tuilagi england visit Japan filled with confidence.
The ball centre is finally putting a run of games having showcased in 2019 in every England fixture. He caused chaos against Ireland at Twickenham a few weeks past a campaign cruised into a 57-15 victory.
Crucially that functionality arrived with Tuilagi lining up in outside centre (he performed at inside centre during the Six Nations) — playing in that excess space really predominate the 28-year-olds abilities where he can attack the external channels and doesn’t constantly face two or three man tackles.
With fitness doubts enclosing Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph, Tuilagi is sure to play at 13 along with Owen Farrell and George Ford — with all the talent around him that the Leicester guy can actually excel at the World Cup and seems a fantastic each-way bet to lead the effort scoring charts for his country.
South African fly-half Handre Pollard enjoyed a stunning World Cup debut in 2015 scoring 93 points (ending second to Nicolas Sanchez in scoring graphs ) as the Boks claimed third place. The 25-year-old is really still a goal kicker but also provides a threat scoring 6 tries at 41 games.
The Boks face a group stage that is fairly simple where points must flow against Namibia and should you fancy them to go into the tournament as I doPollard will be the guy kicking the penalties and conversions.
From the marketplace principles he appears the most solid in my own eyes and given his evaluation record, his cost of 5/1 will not continue.