Rugby World Cup Dream Finals – Winner will be First to Win Three Web Ellis Cups
Australia's Wallabies are seeking to stop New Zealand's All Blacks in their tracks, as both teams are aiming to make history of being the first to win three Web Ellis Cups.
The excitement over the dream finals that will take place on November 01, 2015 continues to heighten, as fans eagerly await the day when the two fiercest Rugby rivals vie, not only for the 2015 World Cup title but for also achieving an unprecedented feat of becoming a three-time Rugby World Cup Champion. The odds of Australia raising the Web Ellis Cup for the third time are 2/5 as against New Zealand's 4/5 victory in taking away the Wallabies' chances of becoming the first 3-time Rugby World Cup title holder.
The odds favor the NZ National Rugby Team, for winning 15 out of the 16 matches in this year's championship meet; the single defeat came from the Wallabies in Sydney last August. Yet the Kiwi all Blacks were able to wrest the Bledisoe Cup from the Aussie Wallabies with a strong 41-13 victory in Auckland last Saturday. The Aussies won nine out of their ten games, to which the Saturday Auckland match versus the Kiwis is their only defeat.
Apparently, the showdown at the Twickenhan on Sunday will be a fierce, and probably a tense battle, as the rivalry accordingly goes as far back as 112 years, with the New Zealand team being the more dominant figure for posting 105 wins out of all the 154 matches against its Australian neighbor.
Still, the Wallabies have obviously peaked under Coach Michael Cheika, passing the 2015 World Cup series with excellence. The word is that Coach Cheika gave his all in uniting the Wallabies during the past 12 months, trying to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, as they are known to have that air of confidence that they will win. Albeit to a fault, as the attitude has been perceived by many as egotism.
The Aussie team has one concern though, fullback Israel Folau is nursing an ankle injury, and has not scored during the World cup campaign, which also brought down his stats markers. NZ football fans have been touting Folau as something of a “borderline liability,” whom Coach Cheika should replace. The Wallabies Coach though explained that their star player was playing in good form before hurting his ankle during the match against Wales.
All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen on the other hand, says that even if they are the team favoured to likely win, he asserts that the Rugby World Cup is not theirs yet. Coach Hansen said that they are not defenders but are contenders, and they still need to earn the right to win it by giving their best performance in order to do so, just like the other team.
Punters could either choose to place their bets on New Zealand where the odds on are 2/5 or put their faith on Australia, to which the odds against their winning is 12/5.