Winning Wallabies World Cup Hopes Increase
August 01, 2015
Yes they’re yet to face New Zealand or take on the Springboks in South Africa but 2 rounds into the Rugby Championship and Australia is top of the table! More importantly the Wallabies are vastly improved from the team which stumbled to 3 straight defeats in the Spring Tour of the UK at the back end of 2014. Next up is the All Blacks acid test and perhaps an indication if the Aussies are really contenders for this year’s World Cup.
Wallabies World Cup Price Shortens
Before the international season began the Wallabies were at double figures with some bookmakers to win rugby’s ultimate prize in England. But after 2 wins from 2 games in 2015 Australia is $8 with Centrebet to become World Champions. They’re still second favourites to top their tough Pool A, with the hosts even money to win the group of death. Australia is at $2.75 while Wales is $4 to claim the number 1 spot. The Wallabies are $1.45 to at least finish second and secure a quarter final berth while they’re $2.50 to miss the knockout stages all together. Australia face Fiji in their tournament opener on September 24 and Centrebet have markets on the match. The Green and Gold are just $1.02 head to head but $1.90 at the -26.5 line.
Let’s Regain the Bledisloe Cup First
The Rugby Championship remains Australia’s sole focus for the moment though and they won’t be looking any further ahead than the first Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney next Saturday. The August 8 encounter with the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium is a mouth-watering match up. The Wallabies are $9 to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002, with New Zealand under $1.10 to continue their dominance. But with what the Wallabies have shown so far, is it worth a patriotic punt on Australia to win the silverware that’s eluded them for so long?