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Ireland Backed To Upset The All Blacks In Test Series

Patriotic punters are showing some optimism that the Irish Rugby Union team can put it up to New Zealand in the upcoming test series in the southern hemisphere.

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Bundee Aki will be skipper when they kick-off their five-match tour against the Maori All Blacks on Wednesday with five uncapped players in the side, while Iain Henderson’s participation in the series has been ended due to an injury sustained in training.

Andy Farrell’s side are odds-on favourites at 4/6 to overcome New Zealand Maori in the tour opener, while odds have been clipped on a series victory for the Irish into 7/1 from 8/1 with the first of three blockbuster meetings with the All Blacks set to follow on Saturday.

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The betting however suggests Ireland would need a 10-point start to win the first match of the series, while a 3-0 New Zealand whitewash remains the most likely outcome at an odds-on 8/13.

Ireland, who overcame the odds to see off New Zealand in a thrilling international at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last November, are 11/8 shots to win either of three matches against the All Blacks although that had been slightly shorter at 5/4 before news of Henderson’s injury.

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