2019 Rugby World Cup Winner Odds

All Blacks favourites for 2019 tournament

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The 2019 Six Nations rugby championship is in the bag and it has led to plenty of questions. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the next big thing on the horizon in the sport. The tournament starts in the autumn, running from September 20th, through to the 2nd November. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is being hosted in Japan.

What is the state of play of the outright winner market following a thrilling 2019 Six Nations?

Rugby 2019 World Cup Winner Odds*

New Zealand 11/10
England 4/1
Ireland 5/1
South Africa 8/1
Wales 9/1
Australia 11/1
France 25/1
Scotland 40/1
Argentina 50/1
250/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 6:29 pm)

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Wales raise their stock

Wales were crowned the winners of the Six Nations 2019 completing the Grand Slam in the process. The Welsh strengths were clearly in their defence this season and it showed up big time for them in Cardiff with wins over England and then Ireland in the final round of matches. It was scrappy at times from them along the way, but Warren Gatland’s men are currently so hard to break down. If that carries through to the World Cup 2019, then they will have their backers at 9/1* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 6:29 pm)

England an enigma

It will be interesting to see what comes next for England. It was a crazy Six Nations from them. They put a complete performance together on the opening weekend to win in Dublin, but then threw away a strong position in Wales when they had their title destiny in their own hands. That loss in Cardiff, when they allowed Wales to get back at them, was the moment when the Red Roses lost the Championship really.

Then there was that remarkable game at Twickenham in the final round of action, when they were 31 points ahead of a depleted Scottish side at the half time break. But then England needed a converted try at the death to salvage a draw. England are capable of scintilating attacking performance, but they are struggling when teams start fighting back against them. It’s become a common problem for them that Eddie Jones has to try and fix. England still go as 4/1 second favourite for the 2019 World Cup* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 6:29 pm).

Kiwis head the pack

New Zealand, the reigning World Champions and the 11/10 favourites to get their hands back on the title this year* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 6:29 pm). They swept the Rugby Championship last season with a W5 L1 record and there, with their defeat happening in Wellington against South Africa. In the last twelve months, New Zealand have won 12 of their 14 matches, the other defeat at Lansdowne road in last year’s Autumn internationals against Ireland.

The All Blacks have won the last two editions of the World Cup, their third title overall from the nine-editions that have been played. Just once have they failed to make it into the final four of a Rugby World Cup. It’s not exactly hard to imagine that they will at the business end of the tournament once again.

South Africa

Because of their notable win over New Zealand in the 2018 Rugby Championships, and their second-place finishes the tournament behind the All Blacks, the Springboks will be heading to the World Cup as a decent underdog option. There have been signs of them getting back to their best over the last year or so. Last summer they took a 2-1 series win at home over England. There are vulnerabilities with them and they are always look a stronger side at home. In last year’s Autumn series they beat France and Scotland, while narrowly losing to England and Wales. The Boks are 8/1 odds to get the title* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 6:29 pm)

Other contenders

What we saw from the 2019 Six Nations is that France are going to unlikely be in the chasing pack. The still look short of quality and direction. We also learned from the tournament that Scotland just don’t have the strength in depth and they churned out some performances during the 2019 Six Nations. Australia had their ups and downs in the Rugby Championship last year and with defeats at Wales and England in the Autumn internationals, they are far from being in top shape.


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