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All Blacks World Cup Run in Question

Ahead of their first matches this weekend, the All Blacks World Cup run has raised some questions. First, the Guardian’s rugby writer, Robert Kitson, suggested that the “mortal looking” All Blacks could be toppled. This comes just three days before the start of the Rugby League World Cup. Kitson believes that New Zealand’s team line-up could jeopardize their winning streak. Of course, his opinion hinges on one player’s absence.

According to the article, “an air of unpredictability” hangs over the championship squad following Brodie Retallick’s absence. This week, the All Blacks arrived for test week and were greeted with enthusiasm by fans. As back-to-back winners, they have a lot to prove in the World Cup to keep their streak going. However, the odds don’t appear to be in our favour against South Africa in the first match on Saturday.

All Blacks World Cup Odds

Hopes for Coaching All Blacks World Cup

Current strategies for the World Cup haven’t been shared, but the boys will have to step it up. South Africa’s win at the Rugby Championship has sparked doubt. A shell-shocked Kiwi team bowed out in the quarter-finals, knocking confidence further. Of course, the wet weather brought on by a “powerful typhoon” could knock New Zealand back further.

On the bright side, coach Steve Hansen believes that he has cracked the code to South Africa’s weaknesses. Reportedly, the Springboks’ latest defence strategy is easy to manipulate. However, the Boks probably won’t give up easily. So, this weekend’s match could be more than profitable for all involved.

World Cup Predictions

Recent odds for Pool A, where New Zealand is placed, have predicted that NZ and South Africa will go through to the finals. Japan is also part of the pool, but they’re harder to predict. Pool B, containing Australia, is also expected to be hard-fought over October. So, if you were planning on a multi-bet, maybe don’t cash in just yet.

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