2023 Rugby World Cup Final Preview From Bobby Skinstad
In this post, you will find Bobby Skinstad’s Rugby World Cup Final preview as part of an exclusive interview with BoyleSports.
New Zealand are being narrowly favoured over South Africa as BoyleSports has made them 8/11 favourites to be crowned champions for the fourth time in Saturday’s Rugby World Final in Paris.
The Springboks had been favourites at the semi-final stage to get their hands on the Webb Ellis Cup, but their laboured 16-15 victory over England has shifted support towards the All Blacks, who made easier work of their semi-final contest against Argentina.
The Springboks legend and World Cup winner has given us his Rugby World Cup Final preview and prediction as his native South Africa bid to win their fourth Rugby World Cup against old foes New Zealand.
Bobby Skinstad’s Rugby World Cup Final Preview
Skinstad started by giving us an idea of the work that goes into preparing for a Rugby World Cup Final from the perspective of someone who has been through that experience with South Africa’s 2007 Rugby World Cup winning side.
“I think it’s going to be an unbelievable week of preparation. We’ve still got a few little nuances to go through when you see the teams and you see the final selections and final strategies that are put together by the coaching staff, we will be informed and influenced.”
The former Springboks captain went on to share with us his expectations of what type of match we can expect to see this Saturday evening.
“I think we’re going to see an incredible match between two great countries that take each other on in this game that they love so much.”
Bobby Skinstad’s Rugby World Cup Final Prediction
This year’s Rugby World Cup Final will be the second time that South Africa and New Zealand face off in the final of World Rugby’s showpiece event. The first time these teams played in the Rugby World Cup Final it was South Africa who famously prevailed 15-12 after extra-time in 1995 at home in Johannesburg.
Can we expect the Springboks to come out on top once again in 2023? Here’s Bobby Skinstad’s 2023 Rugby World Cup Final prediction:
“I’ve got to go with my heart and say that South Africa will be good enough. New Zealand will not take a backwards step so we’re going to have to make sure we get the right players on the field at the right time and if we do that, then I believe with us at 100%, and them at 100%, we [South Africa] will win the World Cup final by 23-18.”
Prediction: South Africa beat New Zealand 23-18
So there you have it, Springboks legend Bobby Skinstad’s 2023 Rugby World Cup Final preview and prediction.
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