Rugby | All Blacks will defend title – bookies

Richie McCaw (Getty Images)

London – The All Blacks will defend their Rugby World Cup title against Australia next weekend, say bookmakers.

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According to leading SA bookies Sportingbet, skipper Richie McCaw will lift aloft the Webb Ellis Cup come the final whistle at Twickenham next Saturday.

Kick-off is at 18:00 SA time.

Despite both sides being two-time champions, this is the first occasion in which they will meet in the final.

The All Blacks, winners over France in 2011, have been installed as 5-point favourites.

The All Blacks can be backed at 2/5 for the outright victory, while Australia are on offer at 9/4.

In their semi-final against the Springboks, the All Blacks emerged narrow 20-18 victors, while Australia accounted for Argentina 29-15.

Sport24 Editor Garrin Lambley is covering the 2015 Rugby World Cup live from London.

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