Springboks

Bookies not sold on Boks' RWC 2019 chances

2017-11-02 13:07
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks have been installed as fifth-favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan following Thursday's confirmation of the tournament fixtures.

Predictably, the two-time defending champion All Blacks top the charts at 23/20, ahead of England (39/10) and Australia (13/2).

Ireland are next best at 8/1 followed by Allister Coetzee's Boks at 39/4 according to the BET.co.za website.

The tournament kicks off on Friday, September 20, 2019 as hosts Japan face a yet-to-be-determined 'Europe 1' country.

The following day will see a mouth-watering encounter as the All Blacks and Boks square off in Yokohama at 11:45 SA time.

The final is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, exactly two years from today.

Rugby World Cup 2019 pools:

Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Europe 1, Playoff winner

Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Africa 1, Repechage winner

Pool C: England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Americas 2

Springboks’ 2019 Rugby World Cup match schedule (SA times):

Saturday, September 21: South Africa v New Zealand, International Stadium - Yokohama (11:45)

Saturday, September 28: South Africa v Africa 1, City of Toyota Stadium - Aichi (11:45)

Friday, October 4: South Africa v Italy, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa - Shizuoka (11:45)

Tuesday, October 8: South Africa v Repechage winner, Kobe Misaki Stadium - Kobe (12:15)

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