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Is the England-All Blacks winner really the automatic favourite?

23rd October, 2019
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There are just four teams left in contention for the Rugby World Cup, with this weekend’s semi-finals set to whittle that number down to just two.

The all-conquering All Blacks have a mouth-watering clash with England to kick the weekend off, before Wales clashes with South African for the right to take on the winner of the other semi-final in the decider.

For the first time all tournament, it’s really, really hard to pick clear favourites – so how will it all play out?

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar rugby expert Brett McKay to preview both semi-finals and make a call on who’ll be there on November 2 for the final.

Listen to the debate in the player above.

It will be just the second clash since the last World Cup between the English and New Zealand, with the two best teams in the world set to light it up. The winner of the clash will likely assume heavy favouritism for the final – but is that fair?

Can Wales or South Africa spring the upset?

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.