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Is there a shock left in the tournament....?


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#21 Kenny Bania

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

Australia winning would be a shock for me. They don't look anything special in the tournament and sound like they have treated it like a holiday!

 

Interesting. What odds will you give me on Australia winning the World Cup then?



#22 Dave T

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

I don't particularly think there is a major shock, ie I can't see Scotland, USA or France winning in the QF's and I can't see Samoa or Fiji winning in the Semi Final.

 

I am still holding out for a minor shock though in the form of England winning in the Final against Australia.



#23 Ponterover

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

Scotland, France or USA could pull off a major shock.

 

They probably won't, but how good is it that we're at the 1/4 final stage and it could still happen.



#24 Kenny Bania

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Just for reference, odds for the favourites to win their respective quarter-finals

 

NZ - 1/500

Australia - 1/1000

England - 1/100

Samoa - 4/7

 

So cumulative odds (for £1 staked) of 1.59. But backing Samoa on their own would return 1.57!



#25 brooza

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

-Samoa beating Australia ,  it's possible  / long long shot bu possible. The Ref would have to be pro Samoa for starters. The Aussie players having a massive fall out with Tim Sheens would help ( Iff he doesn't win the cup we all know his fate )

On that note, William Hill are offering 16/1 on it being anything other than Australia v NZ or England in the final.

 

A long shot, but tempting


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#26 lanclynx

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

Yes.  Australia won.  So that wasn't really a shock was it?

 

Maybe, but watching Lee Briers pop over field goals for fun was fantastic. 



#27 Gav Wilson

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Would Widdop getting another game count as a shock...?


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#28 Pie tries

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:47 PM

If the USA beat the convicts then I'm going naked for a week !

#29 dibbley

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

Mcnamara growing a pair, and admiting he has made mistakes, and then actually doing something about it, that would shock the sheeeet outta me.



#30 Bomballey

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

If the USA beat the convicts then I'm going naked for a week !


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#31 dibbley

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

Just for reference, odds for the favourites to win their respective quarter-finals

 

NZ - 1/500

Australia - 1/1000

England - 1/100

Samoa - 4/7

So cumulative odds (for £1 staked) of 1.59. But backing Samoa on their own would return 1.57!

so a 59 percent return, better than the bank.  samoa too risky to include in that accumulator though.