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Ireland In To 7/2 For World Cup Win

Ireland have been cut to win next year’s rugby union World Cup after beating world champions New Zealand 16-9 in Dublin on Saturday.

Jacob Stockdale’s superb try proved to be the difference between the world’s two top sides as Ireland claimed their first ever home victory over the All Blacks.

Joe Schmidt’s side have shortened from 9/2 to a best price of 7/2* with Paddy Power to win next autumn’s tournament, which will be staged in Japan.

Jonny Sexton kicked the remainder of Ireland’s points as they set down a marker for the World Cup with a performance of grit and determination.

Holders New Zealand remain the favourites to lift the trophy at best odds of 11/10* with most firms. Ireland have also been cut to retain their Six Nations crown, from 11/10 to best odds of 10/11* with Betfred.

The 2018 Grand Slam winners begin their title defence with a home game against second favourites England on February 2nd.

*All odds quoted are subject to change