England 4/1 to win Rugby World Cup 2019 after Grand Slam miss

Red Rose still a front runner for World Cup success in Japan

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Rugby Betting

England, who missed out on the opportunity to complete back to back Six Nations Grand Slams and to set a new world record of 19 consecutive wins, have been backed to 4/1 to win the Rugby World Cup 2019 at Sky Bet. England suffered a defeat in their final Six Nations match of the season out in Ireland, scuppering their chance of making history.

If they had won that match then there would have been an added flood of backing for them to win the World Cup 2019. But that didn’t happen, but they are still a solid price to go and win the tournament in Japan in a couple of years. They are 18 months into their new cycle between World Cups and the progress they have made under coach Eddie Jones has been significant and the backing just highlights that.

When the Rugby World Cup 2019 betting markets were opened, England were as big as 10/1 to win after their shocking performance at the 2015 edition in their own back yard. England will be second seeds in the draw which is made this May and that will keep them apart from Australia, New zealand and Ireland who make up the top tier sides in the draw. That will leave dangerous lurkers like Wales, France and South Africa hovering around.

New Zealand hold firm favouritism at 6/5 to win the Rugby World Cup 2019 after their 18-match winning streak was snapped by Ireland last year. England are still a work in progress, are still, by and large, a young side that Jones is working with, and they simply didn’t handle the pressure in Dublin on the weekend. That one defeat doesn’t take away from the overall project that is going on with the Red Rose and at that 4/1 price on them to recapture rugby’s biggest prize, they offer some value.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Betting Odds

New Zealand 6/5, England 4/1, Australia 9/2, South Africa 12/1, Ireland 14/1, Wales 14/1, France 20/1, Argentina 20/1, Scotland 50/1, Japan 100/1, bar 150/1

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