Rugby World Cup 2019

The 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan from September 20 – November 2

The Rugby World Cup is a quadrennial professional men’s Rugby Union tournament. Every four years the worldwide competition makes for some top notch Rugby Union betting opportunities as 20 Rugby World Cup teams battle it out for the Webb Ellis Cup.

Betting on the Rugby World Cup winner is open in the years leading up to the event and once the contest begins head-to-head Rugby Union odds are open on every match.

The first Rugby World Cup took place in 1987 between sixteen teams. Over the years New Zealand have dominated scoring three World Cup Rugby Championship titles, most recently in 2015. The other three countries to take home the Rugby World Cup trophy are Australia and South Africa with two titles each, and England who scored in 2003 with an extra time win over Australia.

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The Webb Ellis Cup awarded to the Rugby World Cup Champions. Photo Credit: World Rugby.

The next Rugby World Cup takes place in 2019 with Japan the host nation for the tournament running between September 20 and November 2, 2019.

2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP

Japan will host the ninth Rugby World Cup in 2019. It is the first time the tournament takes place in Asia.

  • Rugby World Cup 2019 Dates: September 20 – November 2, 2019
  • No. of Teams: 20
  • Host Nation: Japan
  • Edition: 9th Rugby World Cup
  • Opening Match Venue: Tokyo Stadium
  • Rugby World Cup 2019 Final Venue: International Stadium Yokohama
  • Defending Rugby World Cup Champions: New Zealand (2015)

RUGBY WORLD CUP TEAMS

There are now 20 Rugby World Cup clubs in the tournament. When the event was first instituted there were sixteen World Cup teams before the additional four clubs joined the comp in 1999.

New Zealand are the defending Rugby World Cup champions in 2019.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup Teams are divided into four pools for the First Round – also known as the Pool Stage.

Current betting on the Rugby World Cup 2019 is led by New Zealand at $2.10 who play South Africa in their opening match on Saturday September 21. England are at the next shortest priced odds on the next Rugby World Cup and they take on Tonga to kick off their bid on Sunday September 22.

Australia’s 2019 World Cup bid begins on Saturday September 21 when they play Fiji in the opening match for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool D.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Japan
 Russia
 Samoa
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Italy
 Namibia
 Canada
 England
 France
 Argentina
 United States
 Tonga
 Australia
 Wales
 Georgia
 Fiji
 Uruguay

2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP FIXTURES: POOL STAGE

Friday September 20:

  • Japan vs. Russia (8:45pm AEDT)

Saturday September 21: 

  • Australia vs. Fiji (2:45pm AEDT)
  • France vs. Argentina (5:15pm AEDT)
  • New Zealand vs. South Africa (7:45pm AEDT)

Sunday September 22:

  • Italy vs. Namibia (3:15pm AEDT)
  • Ireland vs. Scotland (5:45pm AEDT)
  • England vs. Tonga (8:15pm AEDT)

Monday September 23: 

  • Wales vs. Georgia (8:15pm AEDT)

Tuesday September 24: 

  • Russia vs. Somoa (8:15pm AEDT)

Wednesday September 25: 

  • Fiji vs. Uruguay (3:15pm AEDT)

Thursday September 26: 

  • Italy vs. Canada (5:45pm AEDT)
  • England vs. USA (8:45pm AEDT)

Saturday September 28: 

  • Argentina vs. Tonga (2:45pm AEDT)
  • Japan vs. Ireland (5:15pm AEDT)
  • South Africa vs. Namibia (7:45pm AEDT)

Sunday September 29: 

  • Georgia vs. Uruguay (3:15pm AEDT)
  • Australia vs. Wales (5:45pm AEDT)

Monday September 30: 

  • Scotland vs. Somoa (8:15pm AEDT)

Wednesday October 2: 

  • France vs. USA (8:15pm AEDT)
  • New Zealand vs. Canada (8;15pm AEDT)

Thursday October 3: 

  • Georgia vs. Fiji (3:15pm AEDT)
  • Ireland vs. Russia (8:15pm AEDT)

Friday October 4: 

  • South Africa vs. Italy (7:45pm AEDT)

Saturday October 5: 

  • Australia vs. Uruguay (3:15pm AEDT)
  • England vs. Argentina (6:00pm AEDT)
  • Japan vs. Somoa (8:30pm AEDT)

Sunday October 6: 

  • New Zealand vs. Namibia (2:45pm AEDT)
  • France vs. Tonga (5:45pm AEDT)

Tuesday October 8:

  • South Africa vs. Canada (8:15pm AEDT)

Wednesday October 9:

  • Argentina vs. USA (2:45pm AEDT)
  • Scotland vs. Russia (5:15pm AEDT)
  • Wales vs. Fiji (7:45pm AEDT)

Friday October 11: 

  • Australia vs. Georgia (8:15pm AEDT)

Saturday October 12: 

  • New Zealand vs. Italy (2:45pm AEDT)
  • England vs. France (6:15pm AEDT)
  • Ireland vs. Somoa (8:45pm AEDT)

Sunday October 13: 

  • Namibia vs. Canada (1:15pm AEDT)
  • USA vs. Tonga (3:45pm AEDT)
  • Wales vs. Uruguay (6:15pm AEDT)
  • Japan vs. Scotland (8:45pm AEDT)

RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL RESULTS

Since the Rugby World Cup was first contested in 1987 just four nations have held up the coveted Webb Ellis Cup. New Zealand are the most successful Rugby World Cup club with wins in 1987, 2011 and 2015. New Zealand also played in the closest Rugby World Cup final result defeating France for their second title in 2011 8 – 7.

  • Most Titles: New Zealand (1987, 2011, 2015)
  • Other Winning Nations: Australia (1991, 1999); South Africa (1995, 2007); England (2003)
  • Closest Rugby World Cup Final: 1 point – NZ (8) def. France (7) in 2011
  • Largest Winning Margin: 23 points – Australia (35) def. France (12) in 1999
Year Host Nation/s Rugby World Cup Champions Score Runners-Up
1987 Australia & New Zealand New Zealand 29 – 9 France
1991 England, France, Ireland, Scotland & Wales Australia 12 – 6 England
1995 South Africa South Africa 15 – 12 (Extra Time) New Zealand
1999 Wales, England, France, Ireland & Scotland Australia 35 – 12 France
2003 Australia England 20 – 17 (Extra Time) Australia
2007 France South Africa 15 – 6 England
2011 New Zealand New Zealand 8 – 7 France
2015 England New Zealand 34 – 17 Australia
2019 Japan TBD TBD TBD

RUGBY WORLD CUP TEAM RECORDS

Team Championship Wins Runners-Up Third Fourth Quarter-Finals Top 8 Apperances
New Zealand 3 (1987, 2011, 2015) 1 (1995) 2 (1991, 2003) 1 (1999) 1 (2007) 8
Australia 2 (1991, 1999) 2 (2003, 2015) 1 (2011) 1 (1987) 2 (1995, 2007) 8
South Africa 2 (1995, 2007) 2 (1999, 2015) 2 (2003, 2011) 6
England 1 (2003) 2 (1991, 2007) 1 (1995) 3 (1987, 1999, 2011) 7
France 3 (1987, 1999, 2011) 1 (1995) 2 (2003, 2007) 2 (1991, 2015) 8
Wales 1 (1987) 1 (2011) 3 (1999, 2003, 2015) 5
Argentina 1 (2007) 1 (2015) 2 (1999, 2011) 4
Scotland 1 (1991) 6 (1987, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) 7
Ireland 6 (1987, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2015) 6
Fiji 2 (1987, 2007) 2
Samoa 2 (1991, 1995) 2
Canada 1 (1991) 1