The Rugby World Cup remaining is lastly upon us after 50 days of rugby union motion in France. Sadly England aren’t concerned in at this time’s showpiece which can as soon as once more see Southern Hemisphere giants New Zealand and South Africa do battle with each other to carry the Webb Ellis Cup.
The Springboks are the reigning champions after beating England within the remaining in Yokohama, Japan 4 years in the past. And so they’re seeking to defend their title towards the All Blacks in Paris at this time with historical past on the road.
Each nations have gained three World Cups earlier than this with no different nation on the planet profitable extra. New Zealand have solely misplaced one in every of 4 finals they’ve performed beforehand, in 1995 once they have been crushed by South Africa, who’ve a 100 per cent win report in these matches.
The All Blacks are the slight favourites on the Stade de France after the semi-finals, having thrashed Argentina whereas South Africa solely simply battled previous England. However the Springboks gained the final contest 35-7 at Twickenham in a warm-up match in August and can carry confidence from that.
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