Most Kiwis want the All Blacks to win the World Cup but an Auckland punter has even more reason after placing a $100,000 bet today on Steve Hansen's side to claim the Webb Ellis Cup.
It's the second biggest bet on the World Cup so far, and would return $160,000, trailing only the $130,000 one punter placed on anyone but the All Blacks to win.
That Auckland punter stands to pocket $201,500 if either South Africa, Australia or Argentina prevail.
The third biggest bet, made by a Waikato punter, was $50,000 on the All Blacks to win the World Cup @2.25 for a return of $112,500.
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Confidence in the All Blacks has grown since their 62-13 quarter-final demolition of France last weekend.
The TAB have been charting who punters think will win the World Cup based on the number of bets for the overall winner and yesterday released figures to show 52 per cent of all bets placed at the TAB on the overall winner in the last seven days were on the All Blacks.
Australia were a distant second with 14 per cent.
The All Blacks take on the Springboks in the first semifinal on Sunday morning and Australia tackle Argentina on Monday morning.