Ireland Backed For Rugby World Cup After Favourable Draw

Rugby World Cup 2019

Outright Betting

Ireland have been drawn in Pool A against host nation Japan, Scotland, and two play-off winners for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Joe Schmidt’s side are red-hot at 1/3 to win Pool A and priced at 7/1 to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the very first time. Scotland look like Ireland’s main dangers in Pool A at 9/4 with Japan priced at 22/1 to win the pool.

Holders New Zealand are hot favourites at 1/7 to win Pool B with the All Blacks currently heading the outright betting at 11/10 to retain the Webb Ellis Cup.

England, who hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup but failed to progress past the group stages, have been allotted Pool C with Argentina and France and Eddie Jones’ squad are currently the 4/1 second favourites to go all the way in Japan in 2019.

Pool D sees Wales paired with Australia and Georgia and two playoff winners. Australia shade favouritism at present at 8/15 to win Pool D with Wales priced at 6/4. Warren Gartland’s squad can be backed at 16/1 to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

*Prices correct at time of publication.