The TAB says the All Black winger Nehe Milner-Skudder has captured the nation's imagination and is a firm favourite to score in tomorrow's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
New Zealand will take on France in a hotly-anticipated showdown in Cardiff, the scene of the bitter defeat to the French in 2007 at the same stage.
The TAB said New Zealand is sitting at $1.16 compared to $4.75 for France.
Spokesman Mark Stafford said people adored Manuwatu's rising star Nehe Milner-Skudder, and he was a heavy favourite to score the first try.
He said the All Blacks are expected to win by at least 12 points.