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Rugby World Cup 2019 latest odds



With the 2019 Rugby World Cup hurtling towards the semi-finals, Telegraph Sport takes a look at how the contenders are shaping up with the bookmakers.

Following the conclusion of the quarter-finals, all remaining nations have provided themselves capable of lifting the Webb Ellis trophy. As ever, however, New Zealand remain the bookies' favorites, but will it be captain Kieran Read making it three victories in a row for the All Blacks on Saturday November 2?

New Zealand 5/6

Despite a more temperate year by their own standards, New Zealand still have broad class, and count some of their best performers among their squad. The pool stage win against South Africa will have settled any pre-tournament doubts, despite giving them a tougher route through the knockout stages. They have handled it well thus far, however, with their trouncing victory of Ireland. Two tough games remain for them, however.

South Africa 10/3

Rugby Championship winners for the first time since 2009, South Africa's squad is fearsome. They have strong depth in their rampaging forward pack; measured, pragmatic half-backs, and punishing back-three. A pool-stage loss to New Zealand has given them a slightly easier draw, too. Following that slow-building, punch victory over Japan, Wales will have their work cut out in the semi-finals.


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