Rugby World Cup 2019: Kiwi punter places whopping $100k on England smashing South Africa

A Kiwi punter has bet a whopping $100,000 on England taking out the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.

The TAB has highlighted some of the big bets placed ahead of the final two Rugby World Cup matches, showing one New Zealander is so confident the English will take out the win, they've put $100,000 on it.

With the odds at $1.44, they would take home a profit of $44,000, if Eddie Jones' team does emerge victoriously. Two other punters have also both placed $50,000 on the English winning.

Interestingly, before last week's New Zealand v England game, the odds showed South Africa were second favourites to take out the tournament, behind the All Blacks. 

Since that semi-final, England are now seen as the frontrunners.

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"The TAB holds 10 times the money on England than South Africa, with close to half a million staked on the Brits to lift the Cup."

No-one has perfectly predicted each game of the tournament, but three people have picked 44 of 46 games correctly.

The All Blacks will play Wales for third place on Friday night, followed by the final on Saturday.

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