• South Africa captured the 2019 Rugby World Cup title with a resounding 32-12 win over England
  • The Springboks entered the tournament as second-favorites to New Zealand
  • The graphs below show how the World Cup futures shifted leading up to and during the tournament

South Africa overcame a group-stage loss to New Zealand en route to their first Rugby World Cup title since 2007. They rolled through the knockout stage, beating Ireland (46-14), Wales (19-16), and then England (34-12) in the title game.

The graphs below show how the odds for the champion Springboks, along with every other team in the tournament, shifted from early July until the finale on Nov. 2. Navigate to this page to see the odds to win the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Odds

  • [Oct. 29] England’s impressive upset of New Zealand in the semis has led to them being heavy -230 favorites over South Africa (+180) in the final.
  • [Oct. 21] Despite England looking strong prior to their semifinal match with New Zealand, the All Blacks are now odds-on -130 favorites to win the tournament.
  • [Oct. 16] Ahead of the QFs, New Zealand’s odds have improved (+120 to +110) as have South Africa’s (+400 to +330), in large part because they’re on opposite side of the bracket.
  • [Oct. 2] New Zealand consolidated its status as favorites by beating South Africa in the group stage. Their odds improved slightly as a result, going from +130 to +120.
  • [Sep. 18] South Africa (+400) has moved ahead of England (+420) for second, while the All Blacks hold steady as the chalk (+130).
  • [Sep. 4] The futures market is still bearish on Ireland. Once as short as +560, the team is now at +820 to win its first World Cup.
  • [Aug. 22] South Africa continues to surge (+710 to +480). This time, the gains come partly at the expense of betting-favorite New Zealand, which fell from +110 to +130.
  • [Aug. 8] England (+480 to +490), Ireland (+560 to +620), and Wales (+660 to +690) all got longer, while the historically powerful Springboks got shorter (+840 to +710).
  • [July 4] New Zealand has opened with the shortest odds to win the Rugby World Cup. A victory in 2019 would make it three straight for the All Blacks.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Finals Odds: England vs South Africa

Country Rugby World Cup Odds at Bovada
England -215
South Africa +175
Draw +2100

Odds as of Oct. 29, 2019.