rwclogoThe 2019 Rugby World Cup gets underway in Japan on Friday 20th September and ahead of the opening game we take a look at the latest odds to lift the trophy and provide details of Goodforthegame's extensive coverage.




The Format:

We have 20 nations competing and there are four pools, each comprising of five teams. The top two finishers in each pool will advance to the quarter finals and it's knockout rugby all the way to the final on Saturday 2nd November.


RWC 2019 Pools:

Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Samoa, Russia

Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Canada, Namibia

Pool C: England, France, Argentina, Tonga, USA

Pool D: Australia, Wales, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay


Past Winners:

Only four nations have been crowned champions. New Zealand have won three times including the last two editions. Australia and South Africa have two wins against their name and England have one. The bridesmaids have been France who have reached three finals and lost on each occasion.


Rugby World Cup Finals Winners (Primary host listed first)

2015 Winner New Zealand, Runner Up Australia (hosted in England)

2011 Winner New Zealand, Runner Up France (hosted in New Zealand)

2007 Winner South Africa, Runner Up England (hosted in France)

2003 Winner England, Runner Up Australia (hosted in Australia)

1999 Winner Australia, Runner Up France (hosted in Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland and France)

1995 Winner South Africa, Runner Up New Zealand (hosted in South Africa)

1991 Winner Australia, Runner Up England (co-hosted in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France)

1987 Winner New Zealand, Runner Up France (co-hosted in New Zealand and Australia)


Outright Winner Betting (Selected Nations)


Note odds are an average of what was available as of 09:00 on Tuesday 10th September but are subject to change


New Zealand 13/10

England 9/2

South Africa 9/2

Ireland 9/1

Wales 19/2

Australia 14/1

France 33/1

Argentina 40/1

Scotland 55/1

200/1 and better the rest.


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Goodforthegame RWC 2019 coverage


We will preview each of the pools before the tournament begins and our outright betting tips will be available in due course.


Individual previews for every match including form, head to head history, weather forecasts, match officials and a selection of betting markets.


Live streaming betting shows including bonus editions of our flagship show The Handicap as well as Use It Or Lose, a weekly magazine show streamed every Monday night at 21:00 where the build up has long since started. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to receive notifications of when shows go live

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The Goodforthegame Discussion Forum offers you the chance to view the thoughts from some of the sharpest punting brains as well as have your own say.

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