Rugby World Cup 2019 Betting

The Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 gets underway on Friday 20th September with Japan vs Russia and ends with the Rugby World Cup Final at the International Stadium in Yokohama City on Saturday 2nd November.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Free Bets

The best Rugby World Cup free bets will become available in the days leading up to the beginning of the tournament’s opening game. These will vary in type, with the most widely available likely to be Matched Free Bets, whereby bookmakers duplicate the user’s initial deposit amount and make it available as a free bet.

There will also be some enhanced Rugby odds offers on most games, where the favourites are offered at vastly inflated odds, albeit for very low maximum stakes.

It’s worth noting that each bookmaker will have its own set of rules surrounding their Rugby World Cup free bet offers and how any winnings may be used. It’s vital that you always ensure that you read the individual terms, so you know exactly what it is you’re signing up for.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Prediction

Winners of the last two Rugby World Cups, it’s easy to see why New Zealand are again the bookies Rugby World Cup favourites to win in Japan. Looking at other Rugby World Cup betting odds, South Africa could pose a serious threat, with the European challenge expected to from England, Ireland and Wales. 

It would be stretching things to say that the Wallabies go to the Rugby World Cup with any great expectations, but that was also the case four years ago when they went on to reach the final. One good performance can build confidence and then we could see the Rugby World Cup odds for Australia tumbling. 

We will have rugby tips at throughout the tournament.


Best Australian Bookmakers for the Rugby World Cup

There’s a wide selection of trusted bookmakers out there for Australian punters, with some of the best for the Rugby World Cup betting including… 


  • Ladbrokes
  • Neds
  • PalmerBet
  • bet365
  • Unibet
  • Pointsbet
  • Betfair
  • TopBetta
  • MadBookie 
  • and Betstar

Live Rugby World Cup Streaming

For free live Rugby World Cup streaming, you can use Tenplay to catch matches being broadcast on Channel Ten. However, this only covers the Wallabies group stage matches and most of the finals.

Rugby World Cup FAQs

Where is the Rugby World Cup 2019 being held?

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is being played in Japan. The Rugby World Cup 2019 will kick-off on Friday the 20th September 2019 with the first match of the tournament taking place between host nation Japan and Russia in Tokyo Stadium. This is the first time that the Rugby World Cup has been held in Asia.

When does the Rugby World Cup take place?

The Rugby World Cup will be played from 20th September to 2nd November 2019. 

How many Rugby World Cups have Australia won?

Australia have won two Rugby World Cups. They beat England 12-6 at Twickenham in 1991 and then France 35-12 at the Millennium Stadium in Wales in 1999.

Which team has won the Rugby World Cup the most times?

The New Zealand All Blacks have won three of the eight Rugby World Cups have been held to date, including the inaugural one in 1987 and the last two in 2011 and 2015.

What are the popular Rugby World Cup betting markets?

In addition to outright betting on the tournament and basic 1X2 bets on individual games, there are a multitude of other Rugby World Cup betting opportunities available. Totals (Over/Under) bets on the number of points scored in a game are always popular, as are handicap bets (particularly when there is a short priced favourite in a game). There are also Rugby World Cup bets available on the Next Try Converted, the Next Drop Goal, First Team to Score, Highest Scoring Half, etc. 

Rugby World Cup betting odds can change dramatically on a single incident during a game, so in-play betting is always a good option.

How to watch the Rugby World Cup?

For those looking to watch the Rugby World Cup on TV, there are a couple of options. Fox Sports will have every match of the tournament live on a dedicated Rugby World Cup channel. Their match coverage will also have no ad breaks during play. To watch Fox Sports’ coverage, you will need a valid Foxtel TV subscription.

As with their live sports streaming of the tournament, Channel Ten will have every Wallabies game live, as well as two quarter-finals (one of which will be the Wallabies, should they qualify), the semi-finals, the third-place match and the final.