With three wins from three, Ireland are now 8/11 with Ladbrokes to go further than ever before and reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup. As they head into their final pool match against Italy Ireland are the 1/8 favourites to top Pool C ahead of Australia at 9/2.
Following a brace from Keith Earls against Russia, the Munster man is now in close contention to be Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament at 2/1, just behind Tommy Bowe at 6/5.
Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes said:
“The odds have come crashing down for Ireland as their momentum in the tournament shows no signs of waning. We’ve seen a rush of money in the last few days to back Ireland to reach the semi-final which has now been cut to 8/11. This crop of players have already proved they are history makers and are 11/4 to reach the final in Eden Park. By that stage we’d be happily partying along with the punters no matter what the outcome.”
Ireland are 18/1 to win the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks increasing their grip on favouritism as 1/3.
LADBROKES RUGBY WORLD CUP BETTING
To Reach the Semi finals
New Zealand 1/50
South Africa 4/5
To Reach the Final
New Zealand 1/3
South Africa 9/2
2011 Rugby World Cup Winner
New Zealand 1/2
South Africa 10/1
Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament
Tommy Bowe (2) 6/5
Keith Earls (2) 2/1
Andrew Trimble (1) 10/1
Sean O’Brien (1) 10/1
Rob Kearney (1) 12/1