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  • Track Rugby World Cup 2023 odds for all competing countries
  • New Zealand is the early favorite, to no one’s surprise
  • See the historical Rugby World Cup trends before you wager on the action

We’ve been tracking Rugby World Cup 2023 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 2023 Top Contenders

  • July. 4, 2022: The gap between favorite New Zealand and second-favorite France narrowed considerably. New Zealand faded from +200 to +258, while France improved from +306 to +260 after winning the Six Nations tournament.
  • Sep. 7, 2021: New Zealand faded slightly from +194 to +200. South Africa also dropped (+500 to +550).
  • Aug. 3, 2021: France has improved massively, going from +800 to +281. They are now the second-favorite, not far behind New Zealand at +194.
  • Apr. 21, 2021: After an impressive albeit COVID-impacted 2021 Six Nations performance, France moved from fourth-favorite to second-favorite at +300. England fell from second to third and South Africa from third to fourth.
  • July 1, 2020: Six months after the odds opened, France (+800) has replaced Ireland (+1000) in the top-four favorites.
  • Jan. 8, 2020: New Zealand has opened with the shortest odds to win the 2023 Rugby World Cup, sitting at +175 to win a record fourth title.

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2023 Rugby World Cup Odds

Country Odds
France +250
New Zealand +306
South Africa +450
England +500
Ireland +800
Australia +900
Wales +1800
Scotland +2800
Argentina +7000
Fiji +15000

Odds as of July 4, 2022 at Barstool Sportsbook.

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 eight of the nine Rugby World Cups
  • New Zealand has finished in the top eight in all nine of its Rugby World Cup appearances
  • Wales has recorded six top-eight appearances, but has never finished better than third
  • No country had won The Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup in the same year until South Africa in 2019

Past Rugby World Cup Champions

Year Team
2019 South Africa
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

Country Rugby World Cup Titles
New Zealand 3
South Africa 3
Australia 2
England 1

Rugby may not have been invented in New Zealand, but it’s arguably 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.

Archived Rugby World Cup odds: 2019