Boks vs All Blacks: The final

Published Oct 26, 2023


It is the moment the two superpowers of world rugby, the Springboks and the All Blacks, have waited 28 long years for – the chance to meet in a World Cup Final again.

The 2023 RWC Final at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday night brings together rugby’s greatest rivalry, stretching back 102 years and 105 matches. Only once before, have the two sides met in a RWC Final, famously in 1995 when former President Nelson Mandela inspired the men in green and gold to a Joel Stransky-led drop goal victory.

South Africa and New Zealand are statistically the two most successful nations when it comes to Rugby World Cup victories with three wins apiece. Both sides have their eyes set on becoming the first country to lift the Webb Ellis trophy four times.

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  • South Africa has won three World Cups from eight editions having missed the first two World Cups due to sporting isolation (37.5% success rate)
  • New Zealand have won their three trophies from 10 tournaments (30% success rate)
  • South Africa has won the only Rugby World Cup Final between the two countries (15-12 after extra time in 1995)
  • The head-to-head record between the countries at World Cups stands at 3-2 to New Zealand

The eyes of the entire rugby universe and the sporting and even celebrity world will be fixed on Paris on Saturday night to bear witness to one of world sports’ mythical clashes. The Springboks versus the All Blacks is akin to Brazil taking on Argentina in football, or India against Pakistan in cricket. And it does not get any bigger than in a World Cup final.

SunBet, South Africa's leading online betting platform, has New Zealand as marginal favourites at odds of 8/10. That means you will get back 80c for every R1 you bet if you back them to win. The Boks on the other hand find themselves in familiar territory as the underdogs going into the final at odds of 1/1 (meaning you can double your money if you back them to win and they do).

SunBet furthermore offers customers the opportunity to get more from every moment with specific Rugby World Cup betting markets across a range of options, such as:

  • Which player will make the most tackles in the game
  • Who will cover the most running metres
  • Who will have the most turn overs
  • The man-of-the-match
  • Will a drop goal be scored in the final
  • Will a player be yellow carded

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This means, if a newcomer deposits R1 000 into their account, SunBet will match it with another R1 000 as a bonus providing them with a bigger pot for their bets.

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Sports enthusiasts stand the opportunity to turn green into gold, with prizes totalling R500,000 up for grabs by placing bets on the Rugby World Cup which ends on Saturday, or the ongoing Cricket World Cup in India where the Proteas are performing strongly.

SunBet is offering registered players on its platform the opportunity to win grand prizes, including accommodation at The Palace, at Sun City, or weekly betting vouchers. A R100 bet placed on any game at the Rugby or Cricket World Cups earns you an entry.

SunBet Chief Marketing Officer Justin Palte said: "The Springboks have had fans on the very edge of their seats over the past two weeks and Saturday promises to be absolutely incredible and an epic occasion. “SunBet is there to add to the fan experience, and we have every confidence that our boys in green and gold can defy the odds and bring the Rugby World Cup trophy home again.”

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