Rugby World Cup: 1.01 shot gets overturned in Japan

Favourite backers dealt a hard blow in the Rugby World Cup

Sam Eaton
Wed, 25 Sep, 11:31 AM

Uruguay proved everyone wrong in Japan today as they managed to overturn heavy favourites Fiji. The Uruguayans headed into the game nine places behind their rivals in the world rankings and without a World Cup win in 16 years.

The crowds in Kamaishi were treated to an absolute classic. Uruguay steamed into a 24-12 lead at half-time and subsequently managed to cling on in the second-half to secure a three point win. Cracking news for Uruguay, but not so good news for favourite backers around the world. Not only would this result kill plenty of multis, but 67% of bets on the game were also worthless.

The everyday punter wouldn’t have got involved in the singles market as Fiji were priced up at $1.01 to win the clash. However, the lucky 33% who opted to have a small play on Uruguay were rewarded with a $21 winner.

Unsurprisingly, Uruguay to win their next game against Georgia has been one of the most popular pages on-site since the final whistle. At the moment Betfair are the only bookmaker with odds, with Uruguay $6 for the win.

Fiji look like they are heading home from Japan, with two defeats in only five days.

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