Paddy Power Bookmakers have controversially decided to refund all bets put on Ireland to beat Wales in last weekends Six Nations Rugby game – controversial of course, only if you’re reading WalesOnline, not so much if you happen to be a poor Irish punter who genuinely hoped that Ireland might get off their backside and attempt to play a decent game!
In yet another hair-pulling, screaming-at-the-tv, swearing like a sailor (if you’re Irish), game on Sunday, Ireland looked about as useful as a sieve in a sinking boat and despite getting themselves ahead and potentially even winning the game, the powers that be in the IRFU decided, once again, to take off O’Gara and replace him with the ever appallingly bad Johnny Sexton and therein lies the downfall of the team.
Now that isn’t to say that Wales wasn’t up for the challenge but they were beatable and a very iffy quick line-out from Philips led to the winning try, about which, much debate still continues and it is for that reason that paddy Power Bookmakers decided on the refund!
Quoting from their site “the reasons why Ireland lost matter not a jot to you as we’re refunding on Ireland to win the match. That’s right – if that outrageous decision hadn’t have happened, we think Ireland were certs to win. (Don’t question it, just take the money and run) To ease the pain, we’re refunding all losing single outright and handicap bets placed on today’s match to the tune of £175,000. And as a cherry on top – it applies to In-Running bets as well as the pre-match ones.”
Just another reason to join Paddy Power Bookmakers guys…(unless you’re Welsh of course, then you might take some offence – oh dear!)