1 Sep 2023

Rugby World Cup favourite yet to be determined

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 1 September 2023

The Rugby World Cup kicks off in just over a week and the last round of warm-up games may have forced many people to change their pick for title favourites.

Are the All Blacks still frontrunners following their record defeat to the Springboks?

Or are South Africa now the team to beat?

Will hosts France be able to claim their first title?

Or might Ireland, the world's top ranked side, finally make it past the quarter-finals?

RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.