Rugby World Cup 2011

Bookies back NZ v Wales final

2011-10-13 13:00
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Cape Town - Warren Gatland’s Wales team are favourites to reach their first ever Rugby World Cup final when they take on France in the first semi-final on Saturday. Kick-off is at 10:00 SA time.

Wales, who have been the surprise package of the tournament, saw off their Six Nations rivals Ireland in the quarter-finals and will go into their semi-final against France confident of reaching the showpiece event on October 23. Bookmakers seem confident too, installing them as 7/10 favourites to beat the French, whilst Marc Lievremont’s France side are on offer to punters at 12/10.

In the second semi-final on Sunday (kick-off 10:00 SA time), tournament hosts New Zealand are the overwhelming favourites to beat their Tri-Nations rivals Australia, and can be backed at 4/10 while the Wallabies are 22/10 to send the New Zealand into a state of national mourning.

This all points to one thing - according the bookies, it’s a New Zealand v Wales final on Sunday, October 23 at Eden Park in Auckland.

Odds to win the overall tournament:

New Zealand – 65/100
Australia - 45/10
Wales – 6/1
France – 9/1

Check out these odds on BET.CO.ZA


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