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New Zealand vs Uruguay 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview
- New Zealand recorded a huge win over Italy in their last World Cup match
- Uruguay came from behind to beat Namibia in their last match in Pool A
- The All Blacks are heavy favourites to win over Uruguay in their final pool match
New Zealand bounced back from their opening Pool A loss to France with back-to-back wins over Namibia and Italy.
The All Blacks will look to make it three victories in a row when they face Uruguay this coming Thursday.
Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this matchup.
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Where: OL Stadium, France
When: Thursday, October 5 - 9:00 pm local time
Betting on New Zealand (-67.5)
The All Blacks moved closer to clinching a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup after they demolished Italy in their Pool A showdown last Friday.
New Zealand eased past the Azzurri 96-17, with the three-time champions scoring an incredible 14 tries in the rout.
Scrum-half, Aaron Smith starred for the All Blacks in the lopsided win, scoring a hat-trick against Italy after just 33 minutes, per the BBC.
New Zealand jumped up to second place in Pool A with their win over Italy. They are level on points with the Azzurri, but the All Blacks have a superior head-to-head record over them following their 79-point win.
The All Blacks need to beat Uruguay in their final pool match to advance to the knockout stage. They have been installed as 67.5-point favourites over the South American side.
Coach Ian Foster has made nine changes to New Zealand's starting lineup for their final pool match against Uruguay.
Betting on Uruguay (+67.5)
Uruguay narrowly avoided a shock loss in their last match, coming from behind in the second half to beat winless Namibia 36-26.
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Los Teros trailed by eight points at the break, with Namibia on the cusp of winning their first-ever pool match in the Rugby World Cup.
Baltazar Amaya, Santiago Arata, and Bautista Basso denied Namibia of an upset win, scoring tries in the second half to help Uruguay record their fourth victory in World Cup history, per Sky Sports.
However, they will have their work cut out for them against the All Blacks, who recorded 25 tries combined in their last two wins over Namibia and tier-one nation, Italy.
Coach Esteban Meneses has made seven changes to Uruguay's starting lineup for their final pool match against New Zealand.
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Most Rugby World Cup titles
Sports Brief recently reported on the countries with the most Rugby World Cup wins.
South Africa and New Zealand hold the record, with three championship titles apiece.
The Boks won in 1995, 2007, and 2019, while the All Blacks won in 1987, 2011, and 2015.
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