20 Oct 2011

Irish bookmaker pays out early on NZ win

8:39 am on 20 October 2011

A bookmaker in Ireland is so certain New Zealand will win the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday that it's already started paying out on bets.

The Paddy Power betting agency made the call on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Paddy Power says it hardly seems like a risk.

"We've paid $NZ1 million already. We've called it. Game over.''

Mr Power said France have only a 10% chance of winning.