Rugby League World Cup Final 2013

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Australia vs New Zealand

So after a month of hype, 27 matches, and a helluva lot of blood, sweat and tears, the final we all knew would be happening, will be happening. And in truth, the winner we all expected to win, will probably win also. A waste of time? Quite possibly. And all the more striking given the propaganda issued by League types hailing this tournament as a great success. In truth, the sport is a long way away from going global.

But here we are anyway, and where there is sport, there may be betting cash to be made. Just ask Delroy Facey. Allegedly.

Australia are 1.3 hot favourites with our good friends at Betfair, and we can’t argue with that sort of price. The form suggests the bookies have it about right, with them having won the last six matches between the two rivals, dating back to November 2010. Their most recent tussle was also one-sided, with the Aussies ending clear by over 20 points.

In addition, whilst the Australians were able to take their foot off the gas in their 64-0 thumping of Fiji last weekend (at 1/750 it was reported that the Aussies were the lowest ever price of any team in any sport in an international semi-final,) whilst the New Zealanders have injury concerns over wingers Roger Tuivasa-Sheck [ankle] and Manu Vatuvei [groin], and second-rower Frank Pritchard [hamstring], following their far tougher examination against England.

Watch something else instead.

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