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Odds shorten on Lomu playing for the All Blacks

April 8 2005

Odds shorten on Lomu playing for the All Blacks

Centrebet has cut its odds on Jonah Lomu playing for New Zealand in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

The Australian bookmaker is taking bets at 2.50 that Lomu realises his dream. Centrebet's odds equate to a 40 percent chance that the big wing represents the tournament favourite in France.

New Zealand (15.00) is Centrebet's rank outsider to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However, the online betting agency's favour the Crusaders (2.25) and the All Blacks (1.57) in this year's events.

2007 Rugby World Cup winner 3.50 New Zealand 3.85 Australia 5.00 France 6.50 England 7.50 South Africa 13.00 Wales 19.00 Ireland 81.00 Argentina 331.00 Scotland 501.00 Fiji 661.00 Samoa 1001.00 bar

Will Jonah Lomu play in the 2007 RWC? 2.50 Yes 1.50 No

2011 Rugby World Cup host 1.33 Japan 3.25 South Africa 15.00 New Zealand

2005 Super 12 winner 2.25 Crusaders 4.60 Waratahs 4.85 Brumbies 9.00 Blues 9.00 Hurricanes 34.00 Stormers 101.00 bar

2005 Test series result 1.57 New Zealand 2.50 British and Irish Lions 19.00 Draw

Log on to http://www.centrebet.com to view its latest odds.

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