Cape Town - The Springboks and All Blacks will contest the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama on Saturday, November 2, if bookmakers are to be believed...
Leading SA bookies Sportingbet are, 24 years later, predicting a repeat of the 1995 World Cup final following the conclusion of this weekend's semi-finals.
New Zealand and England, the top two teams in the latest World Rugby rankings, will lock horns on Saturday (10:00 SA time), while Wales and South Africa, ranked third and fourth respectively, will do battle in Sunday's second semi-final (11:00 SA time).
The All Blacks have been installed as 7-point favourites and 17/50 for the outright victory. England can be backed at 9/4.
Meanwhile, the Springboks are 8-point favourites and 3/10 outright to douse the Welsh challenge. Wales can be back at 5/2 to cause an upset.
Sport24 readers appear to be in agreement with the bookies, with 68% of the over 11 500 respondents in our current vote predicting a final showdown between Steve Hansen's All Blacks and Rassie Erasmus' Springboks.
Twenty-four percent foresee the Springboks tackling England in the final, while 6% believe the All Blacks and Wales will prevail.
Only 2% predict an England v Wales decider for the Webb Ellis Cup.