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2023 Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer Odds, Favourites & Tips

We have 2023 Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer Odds, favourites and tips for you as the tournament kicks into full swing this autumn.

Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer Odds

2023 Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer Odds
Player Odds Chance
Damian Penaud (4) 3/1 25%
Henry Arundell (5) 5/1 16.7%
Mark Telea (2) 12/1 7.7%
Bundee Aki 14/1 6.7%
Louis Bielle-Biarrey (3) 14/1 6.7%
Will Jordan 16/1 5.9%
Makazole Mapimpi (3) 18/1 5.3%
Cheslin Kolbe (1) 20/1 4.8%
Duhan van der Merwe (2) 20/1 4.8%
Mack Hansen (2) 20/1 4.8%

Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer Favourites

Damian Penaud (France) – 3/1

The newly signed Clermont winger/centre is one of the most prolific finishers in world rugby.

He finished the 2022 Six Nations as the top try-scorer (3) alongside fellow French winger Gabin Villiere and Ireland wing James Lowe. In the 2023 Six Nations Penaud went one better by winning the prize outright with five tries.

Coming into the 2023 Rugby World Cup Penaud had become a crucial member of the France backline under Fabien Galthié.

Penaud’s world class finishing ability and eye for a gap means he has just climbed to third in France’s all-time top try-scorers with 33 tries in 46 games. What’s more, his ratio of 0.72 tries-per-game is the best ratio of any of the top-ten.

Penaud opened his Rugby World Cup campaign with a try against New Zealand in their opening night victory. He was rested for their game against Uruguay before coming back with a bang scoring three tries against Namibia.

Henry Arundell – 5/1

The new kid on the block for England, Arundell started off his career at London Irish playing two-seasons before recently agreeing to sign for Racing 92 for the new season at just twenty years of age.

In 2022, Arundell was highlighted as “one to watch” for the Under 20s Six Nations Championship. He duly obliged, finishing the tournament as joint top-scorer with four.

Arundell was then named as an apprentice player for England’s 2022 tour of Australia. Remarkably he scored  a try, from his first touch, on his debut. He has since  announced himself as a surprise contender for this award scoring a joint England record 5 tries on his World Cup debut against Chile.

Mark Telea (New Zealand) – 12/1

Telea in advance of the Rugby World Cup was expected to light up the tournament following two tries in his opening three All Blacks tests. That made him 7/1 to be the Top Tournament Tryscorer.

Telea is 12/1  following his brace of tries against France and rest against Namibia. He will likely be back to start against Italy and feature for as long as they’re in the competition. The Italian game will give the winger a great chance to rack up a couple more tries in what is expected to be a lopsided game.

The Blues player came into the World Cup in flying form in 2023 for his club  equalling Doug Howlett’s Blues record for tries in a season (12) while leading the competition in clean breaks (24) and defenders beaten (101).

That talent earned him a new contract with the club until 2026.

Bundee Aki (Ireland) – 14/1

The second favourite for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer award is Irish centre Bundee Aki who is 8/1 in the odds. Aki is a surprise contender for the award although he did have decent try scoring form at the international level prior to the tournament start with 11 tries across his 48 tests for Ireland.

Aki has found the form of his life at this Rugby World Cup with four tries in two games, a brace against Romania and another brace against Tonga to currently lead the way at the top of the Tryscorer table.

The Connacht star also leads the tournament in clean breaks (7) after two rounds. That means that he’s creating a lot of his own opportunities rather than just being in the right place at the right time.

Aki came close to bagging another try in Ireland’s win against South Africa as he continues his unstoppable form don’t be surprised if he can silence the Scots in two weeks.

Louis Bielle-Biarrey – 14/1

Louis Bielle-Biarrey (20)  wasn’t even included on the bench for their opening night victory but has since found himself as a contender for the prize.

Louis was named on the right-wing against Uruguay to start his tournament with a late try to seal France’s victory.  That try earned himself a spot on the left-wing against Namibia where a brace of tries cemented his place in the starting-fifteen.

Will Jordan (New Zealand) – 16/1

Howlett, Savea, Lomu and many, many more are the greatest New Zealand try-scorers ever, but Speedster Will Jordan (25) is quickly putting himself in similar conversations amongst the rugby faithful since making his debut for the Kiwis in 2020.

In the lead-up to the tournament, Jordan was one of the standout performers for the All Blacks in their 35-20 victory over the Springboks in the second round of the Rugby Championship. In that outing Jordan continued his try-per-game strike rate of 22 tries in his 22 appearances at the international level.

Despite no tries in the tournament yet, Jordan has the potential ro run riot in their remaining Pool A games against Italy and Uruguay. That will depend on how much playing time he gets in those games with the potential for heavily rotated sides featuring for New Zealand in those games.

Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa) – 18/1

Mapimpi (33) has earned 40 caps for the Springboks since making his debut back in 2018. The South African back has amassed a total of 130-points in that time.

Having not been named in even the subs bench for their opening victory against Scotland. Mapimpi was given the full eighty minutes against Romania and earned himself a hat-trick.

However, he wasn’t even named on the bench against Ireland and so will need a lot of luck to get back into contention again.

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