France are 8/1 to go one better and lift the Webb Ellis trophy while Australia are 4/1 and hosts England are 7/1.
Ladbrokes were left celebrating a great tournament, David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “After 24 years of coining it we can hardly grumble now. We were determined to lay the Northern hemisphere nations so it’s not too bad at all.”
“It was an unbearably tense second half for the All Blacks and it wasn’t much fun at our HQ either” explained Williams.
“We were getting very sweaty and breathed a huge sigh of relief when McCaw and co held on. Turnover was great and we walk away pretty chuffed.”