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THE ALL Blacks disjointed performance against Tonga sees them move out to 4/6 for the World Cup with Ladbrokes. The bookies weren’t blown away by their win against 57 point underdogs Tonga and as such also trim likely opponents South Africa to 8/1 (from 9/1) and France to 12/1 (from 14/1).

Ladbrokes also refunded all stakes on first try-scorer favourite Richard Kahui after he grabbed the second of the game in a concession that will remain in place throughout the entire tournament.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Turnover for the match was decent and thankfully punters were of the opinion the All Blacks would dominate the game. We’ve just nudged them out and have trimmed the market principals who may be less daunted at the prospect of facing them later on.”

He added: “Once again we’ve given a decent sum back to punters after favourite Kahui grabbed the second of the match. The concession will be in place during the entire tournament and if today is anything to go by could prove costly.”

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