With the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semifinals coming our way this weekend we are previewing the Final Four teams who will participate in those 2 games as the tournament come to a close. Each of these 4 teams will be seeking to be called the best on the planet for Rugby. At present the New Zealand team looks to be one of the best as they had no problems with the opposition in the WC semifinals.
But the face the tough South Africa team in these Semifinals. On the brackets other side Australia plays Argentina as both seek a spot in the World Cup final game. So if you are one to Bet on Rugby at an Online sportsbook, let’s take a look at all 4 teams and their chances of winning this 2015 Rugby World Cup.
We start with New Zealand known as the All Blacks and are a team that is dominating many of the tournaments statistics in this RWC tournament. There J. Savea among all players has the most tries at 8, while D. Carter has the most conversions with 19 to date, while K. Read has the most steals with 5, and B. Smith has 400 meters, the most to date.
In this tournament the tries have been an easy task for the All Blacks as they have recorded 34 tries, the most to date, and 8 more than the next best team with tries. The All Blacks of New Zealand at -175 are the favorites to win this 2015 Rugby World Cup Tournament.
Then we have the Australian Wallabies who appear to be just a few modes behind their Oceania neighbors New Zealand. The Wallabies are 2nd ranked in the tournament with 1,599 points scored, and are 2nd in tries at 203 scored to date. B. Foley is the team’s leader scoring 2 tries, and 7 conversions and with 14 points that scored 66 points in this tournament. Also supporting Foley on the team is D. Mitchell who had 2 tries scored in their win 35-34 over Scotland, and A. Copper. M. Hooper and T. Kuridrani who each scored on a try. Australia is at +275 odds to win this 2015 RWC.
Then the 3rd in the Springboks of South Africa who is the team with the best winning percentage against the 2015 RWC favorites, as they lead the Cup series against the All Blacks of New Zealand 2-1. The Springboks move into the semifinals with a duo of weapons in J. Pollard who has scored 64 points and the most for the South African team and converted some 14 penalties, teamed with B. Habana. If we think South Africa can upset New Zealand then the Springboks would be a good bet at +700 to win the 2015 Cup title.
And last but not least are the Los Pumas of Argentina that had a big victory over Ireland 43-20 in the RWC quarterfinals. Their offense performed well with J. Imhoff scored on 2 tries, and J. Tuculet and M. Maroni each had 1 try in that win over Ireland. To date Los Pumas have enjoyed the playing of N. Sanchez and his kicking talent in this tournament, since he has scored the most conversions at 12 and 3rd most in penalties at 14. On the quarterfinal game against Ireland made 9 of 10 kicks scoring 5 penalties and 4 conversions in that game. Los Pumas of the 4 teams are the underdogs at +1,600 to win this 2015 Rugby World Cup Tournament.