The ghosts of French tests past has failed to deter one punter who has put $100,000 (£52,768) on the All Blacks to comfortably get past their former nemesis in Paris on Saturday evening.
The TAB sent out news of the bet on Twitter, saying one punter had wagered the six figure sum for the All Blacks to beat France by 13 and over at $1.55.
#BigBet: We’ve just taken $100k on the All Blacks to beat France 13+ at $1.55!
— TAB Sport (@TAB_Sport) November 9, 2017
That’s a return of $155,000 and was significant enough for the betting agency to revise its odds for the test match, slashing 10 cents off its opening quote to have the All Blacks at $1.45 to win by the same margin.
The punter has obvious confidence the world champions would get the job done, France are no strangers to upsetting the odds, famously knocking the All Blacks out of two Rugby World Cups while being rank underdogs.