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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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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.

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To claim your bonus, simply register, log in then deposit £10; place a bet of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 or higher then get your £30 free bets.

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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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€5 Free Bet when you win at 4.0+ on the RWC
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To claim your bonus, simply register, log in then deposit £10; place a bet of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 or higher then get your £30 free bets.

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

SiteNew ZealandIrelandEnglandAustraliaWalesS. AfricaGo To
Betfred1/213/8Go To
Bet3654/97/4Go To
Ladbrokes1/213/8Go To
Will Hill1/213/8Go To


The Rugby World Cup Draw

Pool APool BPool CPool 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)
RussiaNamibiaUnited StatesFiji


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

DateTime UKMatchLocationStadium
20 September11.45Japan v RussiaChofuTokyo Stadium
22 September08.45Ireland v ScotlandYokohamaInternational Stadium
24 September11.15Russia v SamoaKumagayaKumagaya Stadium
28 September08.15Japan v IrelandFukuroiShizuoka Stadium
30 September11.15Scotland v SamoaKobeKobe Misake Stadium
3 October11.15Ireland v RussiaKobeKobe Misake Stadium
5 October11.30Japan v SamoaToyotaCity of Toyota Stadium
9 October08.15Scotland v RussiaFukuroiShizuoka Stadium
12 October11.45Ireland v SamoaFukoukaFukuoka Hakatanomori
13 October11.45Japan v ScotlandYokohamaInternational Stadium


Pool B

DateTime UKMatchLocationStadium
21 September10.45New Zealand v South AfricaYokohamaInternational Stadium
22 September06.15Italy v NamibiaHigashiosakaHanazona Stadium
26 September08.45Italy v CanadaFukuokaFukuoka Hakatanomori
28 September10.45South Africa v NamibiaToyotaCity of Toyota Stadium
2 October11.15New Zealand v CanadaOitaOita Stadium
4 October10.45South Africa v ItalyFukuroiShizuoka Stadium
6 October05.45New Zealand v NamibiaChofuTokyo Stadium
8 October11.15South Africa v CanadaKobeKobe Misake Stadium
12 October05.45New Zealand v ItalyToyotaCity of Toyota Stadium
13 October04.15Namibia v CanadaKamasishiKamasishi Recovery Stadium


Pool C

DateTime UKMatchLocationStadium
21 September08.15France v ArgentinaChofuTokyo Stadium
22 September11.15England v TongaSapporoSapporo Dome
26 September11.45England v USAKobeKobe Misake Stadium
28 September05.45Argentina v TongaHigashiosakaHanazona Stadium
2 October08.45France v USAFukuokaFukuoka Hakatanomori
5 October09.00England v ArgentinaChofuTokyo Stadium
6 October08.45France v TongaKumamotoKumamoto Stadium
9 October05.45Argentina v USAKumagayaKumagaya Stadium
12 October09.15England v FranceYokohamaInternational Stadium
13 October06.45USA v TongaHigashiosakaHanazona Stadium


Pool D

DateTime UKMatchLocationStadium
21 September05.45Australia v FijiSapporoSapporo Dome
23 September11.15Wales v GeorgiaToyotaCity of Toyota Stadium
25 September06.15Fiji v UruguayKamasishiKamasishi Recovery Stadium
29 September06.15Georgia v UruguayKumugayaKumugaya Stadium
29 September08.45Australia v WalesChofuTokyo Stadium
3 October06.15Georgia v FijiHigashiosakaHanazona Stadium
5 October06.15Australia v UruguayOitaOita Stadium
9 October10.45Wales v FijiOitaOita Stadium
11 October11.15Australia v GeorgiaFukuroiShizuoka Stadium
13 October09.15Wales v UruguayKumamotoKumamoto Stadium



MatchDateTime UKStadium
England v Australia19 October08.15Oita Stadium
New Zealand v Ireland19 October11.15Tokyo Stadium
Wales v France20 October08.15Oita Stadium
Japan v South Africa20 October11.15Tokyo Stadium



MatchDateTime UKStadium
England v New Zealand26 October09.00Yokohama International Stadium
Wales v South Africa26 October09.00Tokyo Stadium


Third Place Play-Off

MatchDateTime UKStadium
Loser S1 v Loser S21 November09.00Tokyo Stadium


Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

MatchDateTime UKStadium
Winner S1 v Winner S22 November09.00Yokohama 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.

ResultNo of TriesLoss MarginPoints Earned
WinOver 4N/A5
WinLess than 4N/A4
DrawOver 4N/A3
DrawLess than 4N/A2
LoseOver 4Less than 72
LoseLess than 4Less than 71
LoseLess than 4More than 60