Rugby World Cup Odds 2019

Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, September 20th. RWC 2019 odds are updated regularly and we offer Rugby World Cup odds for all matches. Overall Championhip futures lines as of August 27, 2019:

2019 Rugby World Cup Future Odds
New Zealand 2.20 2.30 2.25
England 5.00 5.00 5.50
South Africa 5.50 6.00 5.50
Wales 9.50 10.00 10.00
Ireland 10.00 10.00 9.00

Rugby World Cup Moneyline odds

Below we cover Rugby Championship action with odds and free picks all tournament. Canada's first match is Thursday 26/08/19 versus Italy.

Friday 20/09/19 Qualifying Round of 20

Favorite Odds to win Draw Odds Odds to win Underdog
Japan 1.005 41.00 26.00 Russia

Saturday 21/09/19 Qualifying Round of 20

Favorite Odds to Win Draw Odds Odds to Win Underdog
Australia 1.11 26.00 7.50 Fiji
France 1.83 19.00 2.10 Argentina
New Zealand 1.33 23.00 3.50 South Africa

Sunday 22/09/19 Qualifying Round of 20

Favorite Odds to Win Draw Odds Odds to Win Underdog
Italy 1.03 34.00 17.00 Namibia
Ireland 1.30 23.00 3.80 Scotland
England 1.01 41.00 23.00 Tonga

Monday 23/09/19 Qualifying Round of 20

Favorite Odds to Win Draw Odds Odds to Win Underdog
Wales  1.05 29.00 13.00 Georgia

Rugby Betting Odds

Rugby World Cup betting can be achieved in many different ways. The futures markets (also known as outright betting markets) are available leading up to the tournament and also during the event, and there are options to bet on teams and individual players. 

You can also wager on each match at the Rugby World Cup, and there will be plenty of betting opportunities throughout the tournament. The bottom line is that there are always open markets for the Rugby World Cup.

Don't forget that Rugby betting lines are also called Vegas betting lines. You can find out everything you need to know about betting right here at

Rugby World Cup - General Information

The Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan in 2019 and run from 20 September right through to 2 November. The tournament is held every four years and features all of the world's top-ranked Rugby nations.

This edition of the Rugby World Cup will feature a total of 20 teams including Canada, and it is the first time the tournament will be held outside a traditional Rugby-playing country. It is also the first time the event will be held in Asia.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Odds

The 20 teams are initially split into four groups of five, and each team will play once against the other four teams in their allocation.

The best two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter final round, which is the first of the knockout stages. Eventually just two teams will contest for the Webb-Ellis trophy at the Rugby World Cup Final in Yokohama on November 2nd.

There is also incentive for the teams that finish third in the groups, as the top three teams will all qualify automatically for the next tournament.

Rugby World Cup 2023 odds will become available almost immediately after the conclusion of the 2019 event. The next edition will be held in France.

Rugby World Cup Team Previews

20 teams will participate in the 2019 World Cup, including hosts Japan and teams from all corners of the globe. Below are some of the notable nations competing.


Team Canada scraped into the tournament and are the lowest ranked nation at the event, but that won't stop the team from doing their best to make the nation proud.

Plenty of fans are expected to travel to Japan to hopefully see Canada mirror their 1991 tournament and reach the quarter-finals.

Can Canada win the Rugby World Cup?


Australian rugby has been on a downturn for a number of years and they enter the tournament ranked a lowly sixth in the world. 

Australia are one of just four teams to have won the tournament, and did manage to beat New Zealand recently, but they will need to perform well above expectations to reach a second consecutive final.


The English are now ranked fifth in the world thanks in part to the recent emergence of Wales and Ireland as serious World Cup contenders.

Although they have won one World Cup, England tend to under-achieve at the event, bet summed up by their failure to reach the elimination stage as hosts in 2015.

2023 Rugby World Cup Host Odds


France will be the 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts and have a great record at the World Cup despite consistently being ranked as outsiders. The French have reached three finals in their history, and come into this tournament ranked seventh in the world.


Ireland were recently one of the favourites to win the World Cup in 2019 after a dominant 2018 rugby season in the northern hemisphere.

Despite their good form, the Irish have only ever made it to the quarter-finals at the World Cup. They are currently ranked third.


Despite participating in Europe's Six Nations tournament for a number of years, Italian rugby hasn't quite reached the level required to make a run at the World Cup.

13th-ranked Italy will be one of many outsiders, having never reached a World Cup knockout round.

Rugby World Cup Betting

New Zealand

The famous All Blacks were dealt a blow recently as they lost their world number-one ranking for the first time in almost a decade. Yet the three-time winners will enter the event as the clear favourites to win a third consecutive World Cup trophy. Expect them to lift in Japan.


Eighth-ranked Scotland are much like Ireland in that they have reached six quarter-finals of the World Cup, and while they have made one semi-final (back in 1991), this is not a tournament that the Scots have excelled in.

They face the hosts in their group, which could prove to be tricky.

South Africa

Two-time champions South Africa come into the tournament ranked fourth in the world, and recently managed a draw against the All Blacks in the warm up matches.

They are always a threat and should be comfortably through to the quarter-finals.


Team USA beat Canada to ensure qualification to this year's event, although qualification is usually the best it gets for the 14th-ranked side. We're not expecting too much from the Americans.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Odds


Out of nowhere, Wales are the number-one ranked side going into the World Cup in 2019.

Yet, like many of the teams in the teams from the Six Nations, Wales have not had much success at all at the World Cup, with a third-place finish in 1987 their only trip to the podium. Perhaps this year will be different.

Other Teams at the World Cup

  • Argentina
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Namibia
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Uruguay

How to get the most out of Rugby World Cup betting lines?

You need to think about what you really want in a betting website before making a wager.

If you're concerned with bonuses, compare the offers, specials and promotions that each site has to offer.

If you're solely after the best RWC 2019 odds, shop around - use our betting odds guide to compare each site and make a choice based on the markets available.

Different sites will have different odds and sometimes unique markets - this may also help you decide which sportsbook should be chosen.

Also, certain betting companies may appeal to you based on their mobile app - ease of betting is a huge point to consider when choosing your ideal sportsbook, and the best way to ensure you can place bets on Rugby World Cup odds 2019 quickly and securely.

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How to find the best welcome bonus for Rugby Vegas odds?

The welcome bonus is the first thing you will see when you arrive at an online sports betting site. All betting companies want you to deposit money on their page, and the most common way of doing that is to match whatever you deposit with a bonus bet.

Just be mindful of the restrictions. Some welcome bonus bets don't always result in free money - you may need to bet with your winnings before you can withdraw it. Plus, you won't be able to pick just any bet - usually the odds will need to be over a certain value.

Also, you can't just claim these bonuses as cash - you will need to deposit your own money before you can get your bonus. 

You should be able to use welcome bonuses to bet on most of the rugby wagers available. A wager is simply another name for a bet. If you win, then you can use the money you have earned to make additional rugby bets.

You can collect these bonuses from all of our partner betting sites.

RWC 2019 odds

Which Sportsbook has the highest Rugby odds?

You'll find dozens of partners with great odds available right here on CanadaSportsBetting. With so many options, you will need to compare the odds at each betting website before betting.

CSB makes comparing the different sports betting websites simple. You can check current odds and markets by using our list of odds - this shows prices from a selection of our preferred partners side by side.

Alternatively, you can open up a range of our partner sportsbooks and compare each page individually to try and find the best rugby betting odds.

It doesn't matter if you're looking at pre-match odds, futures markets or live-betting odds - our site has it all - but you still need to compare to get the best odds.

Our partners have all been selected for good reason - they all offer great odds. For the best odds for Rugby World Cup Odds 2019 PowerPlay is a great option. Check them out today. 

Which Sportsbook has the most current Rugby betting lines?

PowerPlay Rugby World Cup betting odds are some of the most current betting lines available, and they are among the fastest websites to publish odds.

However, it's still always a great idea to compare a variety of websites to ensure that you're getting the best deal. We've also listed a few of our traditional favourites to get you started.

Sports Interaction is also one of the most frequently updated sites when it comes to Rugby World Cup odds. If you check this site, you will normally be getting the most current and up to date odds available.

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Range of markets is also something to carefully consider when selecting a sportsbook. You'll also find some great proposition bets available at Bet365.

As for futures betting, you'll normally find a great selection at Betway, and there is an extensive range available.

Rugby betting predictions

It's easy to make great Rugby bets tonight, but first let's clear up some common misconceptions.

If you're looking for Rugby League betting Odds or Rugby League World Cups odds, you're in the wrong place. Rugby League is a totally separate sport.

Here you'll find the best information about Rugby betting, also known as Rugby Union.

The first tip is that the Rugby World Cup has never been won by a huge outsider, nor has it ever been won by a non-traditional Rugby playing country.

What do we mean by that? Rugby is a sport traditionally played by teams from the British Commonwealth, and so the countries that have been playing the sport longest have a much better chance of winning.

Teams like Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa are traditional heavyweights and the only teams to have ever won the cup.

While Ireland and Wales are coming to the party in 2019, neither team has got close to winning the tournament. History counts at the Rugby World Cup.

Paddy Power Rugby World Cup Betting

Our second tip is that Rugby is generally a sport that is won by the favourite, and the top sportsbooks are rarely wrong. New Zealand are favourites to win in 2019, and we think they are almost certain to do so. At odds around 2.25, you should really consider placing a bet on the All Blacks.

Lastly, do your research. We can't stress that enough. Read news articles, compare stats and watch the games. Never bet without actually engaging in the tournament, even if it means watching replays.

The best way to make bets on rugby tonight, and in fact any sport, is to check out our free picks page. Our expert writers provide tips and predictions for all major sporting leagues and tournaments so that you can bet with confidence. Check it out today.

What are the Rugby World Cup Odds

The most popular Rugby World Cup 2019 odds involve the outright market, where you simply need to select the team that you think will win the tournament.

This market will be available well before the event kicks off, allowing you to make a future bet subject to excellent RWC 2019 odds. It's the most straight forward method of Rugby World Cup betting.

According to the Rugby World Cup odds, New Zealand is the heavy favourite to lift the trophy for the third consecutive time.

It's hard to disagree as the All Blacks are the best team in the world by far and we can't see them being tested in Japan. At odds of around 2.20 pre-tournament  - New Zealand returns $200 on a $100 Rugby futures bet.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Odds

Rugby World Cup Betting is not limited to the outright market though - there are plenty of options available for all 48 games at the tournament.

Rugby World Cup Moneyline

The moneyline market is the simplest way to bet on Rugby and works like any other sport - select the team you think will win the match and choose the odds from our selection of online sportsbooks.

In the 2015 World Cup final, for example, the All Blacks were paying 1.38 for the win against Australia, who were firm underdogs at 3.50. A wager of $100 on New Zealand would have resulted in a $38 profit.

Rugby World Cup Moneyline

Rugby World Cup Over/Under

Similar to other sports, the game total market simply lets you choose whether you believe the match will contain more or less than the designated amount.

The most common option is total points scored. For example, the Over/Under line for a game between Canada and France may be set at 42.5, so you would need to decide whether the game is likely to feature a total of more or less points than this figure. Total marketa can also apply to a number of other lines.

You may be able to decide on the number of tries scored, penalties awarded, penalty goals kicked, scrum wins, lineout wins and even drop goals kicked. All depends on the sportsbook you choose to go with and we provide you with the best selection from around the web.

Rugby World Cup Over Under

Rugby World Cup Parlay Betting

Parlay bets are best utilised across multiple matches, and the most simple scenario is of course picking the winner of two or more different fixtures.

In the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup, you will often see strong teams like New Zealand come up against outsiders like Fiji or the United States. By picking the favourite in multiple matches where the result is likely, you can turn a minuscule dividend into something worthwhile.

You can also increase your odds by utilising some of the pre-set parlay options that most sportsbooks provide. Examples include 'Score First / Full Time', where you are choosing which team will score the first points and which team will win the match, and the even more complex 'First Try / Half Time / Full Time' market. These often provide some serious value as they can be quite difficult to pick.

The Rugby World Cup is just another way you can bet on sport. For other ways to wager, plus news, tips and predictions, check out our sports betting in Canada homepage.

Now that you've learnt how to bet on rugby, choose below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

There are many other sports with available betting odds.

Rugby World Cup Predictions

Our Rugby betting predictions start with the outright market, and it's not really a surprise that we're going with New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup in 2019. The best part about this pick is that you'll get favorite odds of (2.37) which is perhaps the highest you'll see the defending champions.

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In this decade alone, the All Blacks have lost just 11 of their 128 test matches, and haven't lost a World Cup match since 2007. They are simply too strong, and although the top European nations will likely push the favourite in the knockout rounds of the tournament, we still can't see anyone beating New Zealand when it comes down to the business end of the competition.

New Zealand To Win 2019 World Cup Odds

If, however, you're looking at betting on an outsider at this World Cup, then your bet would need to be on either England, Wales or Ireland.

Wales betting odds (9.00 to win) have surged up the rankings to fifth favorites following their Six Nations win earlier in 2019, although they have never reached a World Cup final. Ireland odds (8.00) with fourth chalk odds were the last side to beat the All Blacks, although they too have a poor record at the World Cup, not once reaching a semi-final.

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England meanwhile are perhaps more difficult to predict. They were lacklustre in 2015, eliminated in the pool stage at their home tournament, although they have strengthened considerably since. At 5.50, they are second favourite according to Bodog.

England To Win 2019 World Cup Odds

Considering just how strong the All Blacks are, perhaps it's a better option to look at the other outright markest available. Betting is possible on each pool at the World Cup - you can choose which team will top the group, which teams will progress to the quarter-finals, and which teams will be eliminated. Here are our Rugby predictions for the group stage:

Group A:

Ireland is 1.28 to top Group A, which is almost a guaranteed win. Second place is hard to pick as Scotland is a great Rugby nation, although Japan will be buoyed on by home support.

Ireland To Win Group A Odds

We're going to pick outsiders Japan to finish second, and the odds of 4.40 to progress to the group stage are enticing.

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

Group B:

New Zealand is almost unbackable here at 1.28 to top the group, and South Africa odds are at 1.02 to qualify for the quarter-finals alongside them. This should be straight-forward.

South Africa Will Advance to Quarter Finals
1.02 Odds

Group C:

Group C is much more interesting. England is favourite to top the group at odds of 1.44, which in itself presents good value. The reason the odds are more generous is because their pool opponents are France and 2015 semi-finalists Argentina. We're still going to pick England to top this group, although our top tip is Argentina to make the quarter-finals at 1.87.

Argentina Will Advance to Quarter Finals
1.87 Odds

Group D:

The final pool features two big teams who should progress in Wales and Australia, so you simply need to choose the order in which they will finish. Wales is favourite at recent odds of 1.71, and given they are the Six Nations champions and also considering Australian rugby is at its lowest point in several years, this is another good value pick.

Wales To Win Group D

For more picks from across the sporting world, check out our CSB free picks page.

Does Canada have a chance?

Team Canada scraped into the World Cup as one of the lowest-ranked nations at the tournament, and they find themselves in arguably the toughest pool alongside New Zealand, South Africa and Italy. While Canada has defeated Italy twice previously, third-place may be the best they can hope for. Check out our full review right here.

Team Canada Rugby World Cup 2019


How Does the Rugby World Cup Work

The Rugby World Cup is the number-one aspiration for all Rugby-playing nations and is contested every four years. The current format of the tournament features a total of twenty teams split into four pools of five.

2019 Group Pools are as follows - Canada is in tough in Pool B:

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Ireland New Zealand England Australia
Scotland South Africa France Wales
Japan Italy Argentina Georgia
Russia Namibia USA Fiji
Samoa Canada Tonga Uruguay

Each team plays one match against their four pool opponents, and the top two teams from each pool advance to the knockout stage, starting with the quarter-finals. From there, only the winner will progress, and it all culminates in the World Cup final. 

When is Rugby World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup runs from September 20, through November 2, 2019. All the key Rugby World Cup 2019 dates and five rounds are listed below:

  • Group Stage: September 20 - October 13
  • Quarter Finals: October 19 - October 20
  • Semi Finals: October 26 - October 27
  • Third Place Playoff: November 1
  • Rugby World Cup Final: November 2

Pictured below, the 2019 Rugby World Cup Tournament Final plays out Nissan International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. It's a beautiful Asian pitch!

Where Is Rugby World Cup 2019

Where is the Rugby World Cup 2023?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be held in France, who were the favourites in the 2023 Rugby World Cup host odds market.

The tournament will once again feature 20 teams and qualifying starts with the 2019 World Cup, as the top three teams from each pool will automatically qualify for the event. Rugby World Cup 2023 odds will become available almost immediately after the 2019 tournament concludes.

Is Rugby World Cup on TV?

Canada's official broadcaster for the 2019 World Cup tournament is TSN for English speaking Rugby fans and their sister station RDS for French handicappers. Check local listing for matches and TV times in your area.

All-time Rugby World Cup Champions

The Rugby World Cup has been shared around quite evenly since the first tournament in 1987. 

The All Blacks are the most successful team, winning the event on three occasions, while South Africa and Australia have  lifted the Web Ellis Cup twice each.

England are the only other team to win the World Cup.

Year Champion Venue


TBD France


TBD Japan


New Zealand England


New Zealand New Zealand


South Africa France


England Australia


Australia France


South Africa New Zealand


Australia England


New Zealand France