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Rugby World Cup: Stade de France to host epic final

All eyes will be on the Stade de France in the early hours of Sunday morning as New Zealand and South Africa face off in the 2023 World Cup final.

These nations have produced some of the most iconic games in World Cup history and this weekend’s encounter is likely to be another thrilling chapter in the tale of the All Blacks and the Springboks.

WhatNew Zealand v South Africa
WhereStade de France, Saint-Denis
When05:00 (AEST), Sunday 29th October 2023
How to watchStan Sport
OddsNew Zealand 1.76, Tie 21.00, South Africa 2.30

All Blacks favourites to win fourth title

In the result odds, it’s New Zealand who are the slight favourites at 1.76 to come out on top in the 80 minutes at Saint-Denis this weekend.   

Having lost their opening game of the tournament at the hands of host France, head coach Ian Foster has seen his side go from strength to strength over the last few weeks.

The All Blacks played out an epic quarter-final victory over Six Nations champions Ireland, before breezing past Argentina in a one-sided semi-final.

Winger Will Jordan has enjoyed a tremendous World Cup so far and is on course to finish leading tryscorer at the tournament.

With eight tries to his name already, including three in the semi-final win over the Pumas, the Crusaders star is certainly a player to look out for in the tryscorer markets.

The All Blacks were the dominant force in the shortened Rugby Championship this season and will take some stopping to be denied lifting the Webb Ellis Cup this weekend.

But, if there is any side capable of stopping them, it’s South Africa.

Springboks have given themselves a chance

It was one of the all-time great World Cup semi-finals for drama, as South Africa pulled themselves off the canvas to land the late killer blow to beat England 16-15 in Saint-Denis last weekend.

After such a gutsy performance from the Boks, who are 2.30 to win the final in 80 minutes, the big question will be can they go again and cause New Zealand problems on Sunday.

The Kiwis have had an extra 24 hours rest after their straight-forward win over Argentina and should be the fresher of the two sides.

However, South Africa keep going to the well and digging out remarkable performances that win Test matches.

The Boks’ last meeting with the All Blacks came just before the World Cup at Twickenham, with South Africa running out 35-7 winners. So they know they can overcome the Kiwis.

These are two incredible sides and it will simply be a case of who can handle the pressure and the occasion the best to decide who will be crowned world champions.

New Zealand are available at 1.66 to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, while South Africa are 2.20 to retain the title.

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