Rugby World Cup Odds 2019

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The Rugby World Cup features the world's best rugby-playing nations and takes place every four years. Japan is hosting the event this year, which will run from September 20 until November 2, 2019. Last updated on 22/07/19 Rugby Union bettors can find all the latest Rugby World Cup odds 2019 right here.

2019 Rugby World Cup Odds
New Zealand 2.10 2.10 2.10
England 5.50 5.50 5.50
Ireland 7.00 6.00 6.00
Wales 7.50 8.00 8.00
South Africa 9.00 9.00 9.00

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 2.10 pre-tournament  - New Zealand returns $210 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.

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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 (2.10) which is perhaps the highest you'll see the defending champions.

Rugby Predictions

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 (7.50 to win) have surged up the rankings to fourth-place following their Six Nations win earlier in 2019, although they have never reached a World Cup final. Ireland odds (7.00) with third 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.

Rugby Betting Predictions

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 5.55, they are second favourite according to Bet365.

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 1.22 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 5.00 to progress to the group stage are enticing.

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

Group B:

New Zealand is almost unbackable here at 1.11 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 To make to the quarter finals Odds

Group C:

Group C is much more interesting. England is favourite to top the group at odds of 1.56, 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 1.90.

Argentina To make the quarter finals 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 odds around 1.62, 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 Odds

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