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  • Track Rugby World Cup 2019 odds for all competing countries
  • See which countries have won the most Rugby World Cup championships
  • Discover important Rugby World Cup trends before you wager on the action

We’ve been tracking Rugby World Cup 2019 odds since they became available and have included the info below. The main graph on this page has been generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

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 Odds at Bovada

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

*Odds taken Oct. 29, 2019.

The best way of predicting the future is to look back at the past. Here are some interesting trends to consider before making a wager:

  • The host nation has won the Rugby World Cup three times
  • Countries from the southern hemisphere have won seven of the eight Rugby World Cups
  • New Zealand has finished in the top eight in all eight of its Rugby World Cup appearances
  • Wales has recorded five top eight appearances, but has never finished better than third
  • No country has won The Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup in the same year

Past Rugby World Cup Champions

Year Team
2015 New Zealand
2011 New Zealand
2007 South Africa
2003 England
1999 Australia
1995 South Africa
1991 Australia
1987 New Zealand

Countries With the Most Rugby World Cup Championships

Rugby may not have been invented in New Zealand, but it’s certainly been perfected there. The All Blacks have participated in four Rugby World Cup Finals, winning the  Webb Ellis Cup on three occasions. Aside from a surprising quarterfinal defeat to France in 2007, New Zealand has finished no worse than fourth since 1987.