The Latest Odds For The Rugby World Cup In Japan Make For Some Interesting Reading

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The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is only a few months away with training camps set to kick into gear across the globe over the coming weeks.

20 teams will compete in rugby’s showpiece event, with this year’s spectacle set to be the one of the closest in recent memory. But who’s your money on to lift the famous Webb Ellis Cup? We’ve looked at the contenders, now let’s look at the odds.

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Naturally the back-to-back winners New Zealand are the outright favourites. The All Blacks might not be as strong as they were in 2015 – but they’re still the standard that everyone else wants to be at. Steven Hansen’s men can currently be got at 6/5 to life the trophy for the third time in as many attempts.

Next in line is Eddie Jones’s England who have enjoyed a resurgence in 2019. The 2003 winners impressed during the Six Nations and November internationals and look to have rediscovered their mojo after a disastrous 2018. They can be got at 6/1 – decent odds if you ask me.

Not far behind them is Ireland and Grand Slam champions Wales. Interestingly Joe Schmidt’s men are at shorter odds than the 2019 Six Nations winners. Ireland are currently 7/1 with most bookies, while Wales can be got at 8/1. Either could be worth a punt.

Elsewhere there’s money to be made in terms of the tournament’s top try-scorer. New Zealand’s Rieko Ioane can be got at a tasty 7/1, while the ever-prolific Jacob Stockdale is 10/1 to be named World Cup top try-scorer. England’s Jonny May is also 10/1.

Rugby World Cup 2019 outright odds:
New Zealand – 6/5
England – 6/1
Ireland – 7/1
Wales – 8/1

Rugby World Cup 2019 top try-scorer odds:
Rieko Ioane – 7/1
Jacob Stockdale 10/1
Jonny May 10/1
Waisake Naholo 14/1
Josh Adams – 20/1