Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
31 Oct 2019
6:15 am

Boks on offer at 15/8 as underdogs for RWC final

Wesley Botton

Despite the likely prospect of a slim margin of victory, some value was placed on a draw, with odds of 25/1 on offer for a tied result.

The Springboks pay respect to a boisterous crowd. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

While bookmakers are not offering much in terms of the end result, with England entering the Rugby World Cup final as slight favourites over South Africa, some more risky bets could offer hefty rewards. In comparison to the World Cup final in 2007, when the Springboks faced England for the title, a tighter contest was expected in Japan this weekend. Going into the ’07 tournament in France, bookies had the Boks as firm favourites, and they lived up to the hype. With South Africa at 5/1 and England a long shot at 33/1 before the pool stages, the Boks went...