Punters can get even odds on the Springboks winning the Rugby World Cup, and those feeling slightly unpatriotic, but realistic, could get 5-6 on the All Blacks. Gamblers unable to resist longer shots can get 10-1 odds on England and 28-1 on Argentina.

Or you could make a safer bet on some of the bookies. Unfortunately, pure sports bet plays are not really available on the JSE, though investors can get partial exposure through gaming stocks Sun International, Tsogo Sun and RECM & Calibre...

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