Rugby Championship

Bookies slash All Blacks odds

2014-08-26 12:00
All Blacks: 2014 Bledisloe Cup winners (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Despite the Springboks heading the Rugby Championship log, bookmakers have cut the odds on the All Blacks lifting the trophy.

After two rounds of matches, Heyneke Meyer's men lead the standings on eight points, one ahead of the All Blacks.

However, when one factors in that the Boks have already completed both their "easiest" matches on paper - against the 12th-ranked Pumas - while the All Blacks and Wallabies have their two assignments against each other out of the way, the picture becomes a lot clearer.

Leading SA bookies, BetFlash, have the All Blacks installed as 1/4 favourites, followed by the Boks (13/4), Wallabies (8/1) and Argentina (249/1).

All four teams have a bye this weekend, before resuming hostilities on Saturday, September 6 when the All Blacks host Argentina in Napier (09:35) and the Boks visit Perth to tackle the Wallabies (12:05).

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