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All of a sudden Britain has gone rugby mad… because it’s the World Cup. In all seriousness, this is a sport we actually have some hope of winning. And not just England. This is a sport where all the home nations are very good. Wales and Ireland are particularly good. So, if you want to add to the excitement, then check out our top Rugby World Cup betting offers and promotions. You can win twice over…

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When you decide to sign-up with Unibet, you’ll be awarded a welcome bonus of money back as a bonus if your first sport bet loses.

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at Bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

The William Hill welcome bonus will give you 3 free £10 bets when you place your first bet of £10 or more on odds of ½ or more, which is one of the better sportsbook welcome bonuses around

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Promo code SPORTS40a. 1st sports bet of £10+ at Odds of 2.00+. £30 free bet paid in 48 hours of settlement, valid for 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

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It’s not been as historical as the football World Cup. In fact, this is just the 9th Rugby World Cup ever, and it’s being hosted by Japan. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t garner as much passion and emotion. Look at the faces of the fans as they watch their home nation and be in no doubt. You will see passion, pride, joy and frustration. In fact, the fans support their team with such heart, other sports would do well to take notice.

This is the very first time the World Cup has been hosted by an Asian country. There will be twenty teams, playing a total of 48 games, and it will last six exciting, action-packed weeks. This will come to a head with the final on 2nd November. England hasn’t got an easy group – same as last time. Then there’s Wales, who is grouped with the Aussies.

Here, we take you through all the latest and best Rugby World Cup betting offers, free bets and promotions, whether you want enhanced odds, money back bets or more.

Latest World Cup 2019 World Cup Outright Winner Odds

Site New Zealand Ireland England Australia Wales S. Africa Go To
Betfred 1/2 13/8 Go To
Bet365 4/9 7/4 Go To
Ladbrokes 1/2 13/8 Go To
Will Hill 1/2 13/8 Go To

 

The Rugby World Cup Draw

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Ireland (4) New Zealand (1) England (2) Australia (3)
Scotland (5) South Africa (7) France (6) Wales (8)
Japan (11) Italy (15) Argentina (9) Georgia (12)
Russia Namibia United States Fiji
Samoa Canada Tonga Uruguay

 

Numbers in brackets represent the rankings at the time of the draw in 2017. The unranked had to earn their place in playoffs.

 

Rugby World Cup Format

The tournament starts on 20th September and runs through to 2nd November. Twenty teams will start and there will be a total of 48 matches. These consist of 40 pool matches, where each team will play each other once – four games per team – ten games per pool.  This will be followed by the quarter-finals – four matches, then the semi-finals – 2 matches, the final and the third-place playoff.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixture List

Pool A

Date Time UK Match Location Stadium
20 September 11.45 Japan v Russia Chofu Tokyo Stadium
22 September 08.45 Ireland v Scotland Yokohama International Stadium
24 September 11.15 Russia v Samoa Kumagaya Kumagaya Stadium
28 September 08.15 Japan v Ireland Fukuroi Shizuoka Stadium
30 September 11.15 Scotland v Samoa Kobe Kobe Misake Stadium
3 October 11.15 Ireland v Russia Kobe Kobe Misake Stadium
5 October 11.30 Japan v Samoa Toyota City of Toyota Stadium
9 October 08.15 Scotland v Russia Fukuroi Shizuoka Stadium
12 October 11.45 Ireland v Samoa Fukouka Fukuoka Hakatanomori
13 October 11.45 Japan v Scotland Yokohama International Stadium

 

Pool B

Date Time UK Match Location Stadium
21 September 10.45 New Zealand v South Africa Yokohama International Stadium
22 September 06.15 Italy v Namibia Higashiosaka Hanazona Stadium
26 September 08.45 Italy v Canada Fukuoka Fukuoka Hakatanomori
28 September 10.45 South Africa v Namibia Toyota City of Toyota Stadium
2 October 11.15 New Zealand v Canada Oita Oita Stadium
4 October 10.45 South Africa v Italy Fukuroi Shizuoka Stadium
6 October 05.45 New Zealand v Namibia Chofu Tokyo Stadium
8 October 11.15 South Africa v Canada Kobe Kobe Misake Stadium
12 October 05.45 New Zealand v Italy Toyota City of Toyota Stadium
13 October 04.15 Namibia v Canada Kamasishi Kamasishi Recovery Stadium

 

Pool C

Date Time UK Match Location Stadium
21 September 08.15 France v Argentina Chofu Tokyo Stadium
22 September 11.15 England v Tonga Sapporo Sapporo Dome
26 September 11.45 England v USA Kobe Kobe Misake Stadium
28 September 05.45 Argentina v Tonga Higashiosaka Hanazona Stadium
2 October 08.45 France v USA Fukuoka Fukuoka Hakatanomori
5 October 09.00 England v Argentina Chofu Tokyo Stadium
6 October 08.45 France v Tonga Kumamoto Kumamoto Stadium
9 October 05.45 Argentina v USA Kumagaya Kumagaya Stadium
12 October 09.15 England v France Yokohama International Stadium
13 October 06.45 USA v Tonga Higashiosaka Hanazona Stadium

 

Pool D

Date Time UK Match Location Stadium
21 September 05.45 Australia v Fiji Sapporo Sapporo Dome
23 September 11.15 Wales v Georgia Toyota City of Toyota Stadium
25 September 06.15 Fiji v Uruguay Kamasishi Kamasishi Recovery Stadium
29 September 06.15 Georgia v Uruguay Kumugaya Kumugaya Stadium
29 September 08.45 Australia v Wales Chofu Tokyo Stadium
3 October 06.15 Georgia v Fiji Higashiosaka Hanazona Stadium
5 October 06.15 Australia v Uruguay Oita Oita Stadium
9 October 10.45 Wales v Fiji Oita Oita Stadium
11 October 11.15 Australia v Georgia Fukuroi Shizuoka Stadium
13 October 09.15 Wales v Uruguay Kumamoto Kumamoto Stadium

 

Quarter-Finals

Match Date Time UK Stadium
England v Australia 19 October 08.15 Oita Stadium
New Zealand v Ireland 19 October 11.15 Tokyo Stadium
Wales v France 20 October 08.15 Oita Stadium
Japan v South Africa 20 October 11.15 Tokyo Stadium

 

Semi-Finals

Match Date Time UK Stadium
England v New Zealand 26 October 09.00 Yokohama International Stadium
Wales v South Africa 26 October 09.00 Tokyo Stadium

 

Third Place Play-Off

Match Date Time UK Stadium
Loser S1 v Loser S2 1 November 09.00 Tokyo Stadium

 

Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

Match Date Time UK Stadium
Winner S1 v Winner S2 2 November 09.00 Yokohama International Stadium

World Cup 2019 Format, Point System and Venues

This year, the World Cup will run between 20th September until2nd November. Overall, there are 20 teams competing and there will be 48 matches in total – with 40 coming from the pool stages, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, final and third-place playoff.

The point system is a little different from the scoring system in football, and it isn’t just decided by win lose or draw. The amount of tries a team gets also affects their score for the match. In fact, it is possible to lose a match and still get a couple of points. In general, the team will get 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw and none for a loss, but other bonus points and factors can come into play. For example, score over 4 tries and get a bonus point. Also, if a team loses by less than 7 points can also still get points. Let’s see how it is broken down.

Result No of Tries Loss Margin Points Earned
Win Over 4 N/A 5
Win Less than 4 N/A 4
Draw Over 4 N/A 3
Draw Less than 4 N/A 2
Lose Over 4 Less than 7 2
Lose Less than 4 Less than 7 1
Lose Less than 4 More than 6 0