At prices of 7/5 they are heavy favourties ahead of England (19/10) and France (1/2).
With a squad that knows no fear and is packed with brute strength, it would be a wise to move to back the favorites.
However this year with the transfer of Butland completed they will have a great pair of hands to complement their dedicated tackling.
Tony Pulis has been overseeing Stokes training camp in the Barclay's Premier League, where he has controversially banned gum shield, but is believed to be satisfied with their general fitness going into the tournament.
He expects some difficult games for in this years 6 Nations, especially away from home. However he has promised to deliver three things; blood, broken bones and of course, line-outs.