The bookies’ favourites to win the Rugby World Cup after round one


The 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup kicked off last weekend with some absolutely cracking games so far, as we get set for round two of the competition, which begins on Thursday.

It all began on Friday night with the big one, as hosts France overcame three-time winners New Zealand to take control of Pool A.

Ireland and South Africa also got off to winning starts over the weekend, defeating Romania and Scotland respectively, with the bookies naming four clear favourites to go all the way.

France remain favourites to go all the way, with evidence of their home advantage on display via the crowd at the Stade de France on Friday evening. They can now be got at just 3/1 to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time – and it’s hard to argue otherwise.

In joint second are holders South Africa, who can be got at 9/2, alongside three-time winners New Zealand who can be got at the same price of 9/2, despite their defeat to France.

Ireland racked up 12 tries in their 82-8 record win over Romania, but the number one ranked team in the world can still be got at 5/1, which is understandable given their tarnished history in the competition.

Who do think will go all the way?

Follow Me