Team Canada's Standings
Below you will find Team Canada's current scores and standings, updated after every matchday. You can toggle home and away fixtures, review offensive production, view defensive statistics and even check out how the team's first and second half performances differ.
Bet On Team Canada's Rugby Games
Rugby has origins in Canada dating back to the late nineteenth century, although in an era where the rules of the game were yet to be set in stone and communication between Canada and the United Kingdom was not what it is today, these rules quickly evolved into the game of Canadian Football that more closely resembles American Football like we see today.
Traditional rugby maintained a small place in Canadian culture and by the 1930s the Canadian national team was involved in their first international match against Japan. The Canucks have won matches against many of the top European teams over the course of their history, and although considered a mid-tier team in international rugby they remain one of the top teams in the Americas.
Canada has qualified for all eight Rugby World Cups to date and even made it to the quarter-finals in 1991, losing to the All Blacks by the very respectable score of 29-13. Qualification normally involves coming up against other teams from North and South America, often facing the United States on their road to the tournament. A typical year for the Canadian team features anywhere between 12 and 20 international matches, so there is always plenty of betting opportunity. Below we list the top tips for betting on Canadian rugby matches.
Canada's status as a mid-tier international team means that they regularly come up against teams that are close to equal inability, rather than some of the best rugby nations.
This is great news for bettors as there is nothing worse than placing a head-to-head bet on a match with a clear favourite! The best matches to wager on are Canada's World Cup qualifiers, as you can count on them to progress.
Team Canada fans will be pleased to know that they have a winning record over their greatest rival, the United States. The teams have come up against each other on around sixty occasions and Canada has won approximately 65% of the matchups. If you're looking to place a head-to-head bet, it's always important to consider historical context as well as the current form.
Over/Under lines are found across many of the betting options for international rugby matches, and the most common is the total points market where you simply select whether you believe the total points in a match will be over or under a figure set by the betting company. There are a few betting trends that stand out when reviewing past Canadian matches.
In matches against the United States since 2010, the total points per game average out at just under fifty points, with just three matches in this period featuring a total score of fewer than 30 points. In 2017, the two sides contested three times, including two World Cup qualifying playoffs, and the average points per game were close to 70. This is a great statistic to refer to when considering the over/under market for points.
While head-to-head bets on the Canadians will give you great odds, the chances of them winning matches against the best nations are pretty minute. This is where handicap betting can be really useful. The sportsbook of your choice will set a line that represents the likely margin of victory, and you can choose whether or not Team Canada is a chance to get close to their opposition.
For example, Canada is playing in a match against Ireland, a team that they have never beaten. The odds will be indicative of this fact - probably around -600 for the Irish and +800 for Team Canada head-to-head. In this match, the handicap line may be set at -18.5 and offer odds of around -110. This means that if you bet on Canada, your wager would be paid if the Canucks lose by less than 19 points. Not a bad option!
This also works when the Canadians are the clear favourites, for example in a World Cup qualifying game against one of the lower-ranked nations in the American rugby division (let's say Chile, who Canada has beaten comfortably in four out of four attempts). Canada is yet to fail to make it to a World Cup, so the odds and line above will probably be the same (yet reversed in Canada's favour). In this case, you would be betting that Canada would win by 19 points or more.
By taking note of the pre-match odds, lines and margins, you can really take advantage of the live betting options available through most top sports betting companies. This is a great way to increase your chances of a big dividend, however, you will need to ensure you are disciplined and ensure you follow the fluctuation in lines very carefully.
Let's use the example of a World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay. The Canadian team has a good record against the South Americans, and would likely be classed as a favourite in a matchup. Their initial odds of winning the match are -300, although at halftime the Uruguayan team is up by a few points. The live odds will most likely move closer to even for the Canadians - possibly around -115 - so that point is the perfect time to jump on.
The match will not always play out in that fashion. If the Canadians jump out to the early lead then a live head-to-head bet isn't really the best play, so using the live handicap lines will be your number one option. The same rules apply here - always use the pre-game line as your point of reference.
Regardless of how you prefer to bet, you can count on us to provide you with the best odds and lines from a variety of the biggest online sports betting companies. With all of the information on this page, you should have the resources you need to win big on Canadian rugby matches, so put your money down today and get ready to reap the rewards!