Despite being defending champions, the Springboks are only third favourites to win this year’s Rugby World Cup title, according to the latest odds.
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World Cup 2023 hosts France and New Zealand have been installed as joint-favourites for the tournament which is due to kick off in early September.
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The Springboks will be looking for a record fourth World Cup triumph following their wins in 1995, 2007 and 2019.
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Leading South African bookmakers Hollywoodbets have the All Blacks and France – who are looking to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time after the final at the Stade de France on 28 October 2023 – at 3/1.
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The All Blacks are also looking for a fourth success having emerged victorious in 1987 and 2011 on home soil as well as 2015 in England.
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World No 1-ranked Ireland, despite their poor World Cup record, are fourth favourites at 5/1, followed by England at 8/1.
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Australia (10/1), Argentina (30/1), Wales (33/1) and Scotland (35/1) are the only other possible winners.
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The tournament will kick off on 8 September.