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: 3RD PLACE PLAYOFF & FINAL

Friday November 1:

  • New Zealand v Wales
 
Saturday November 2:
 
  • England v South Africa

2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP RESULTS: POOL STAGE

Friday September 20:

  • Japan 30 – 10 Russia

Saturday September 21: 

  • Australia 39 – 21 Fiji
  • France 23 – 21 Argentina
  • New Zealand 23 – 13 South Africa

Sunday September 22:

  • Italy 47 – 22 Namibia
  • Ireland 27 – 3 Scotland
  • England 35 – 3 Tonga

Monday September 23: 

  • Wales 43 – 14 Georgia

Tuesday September 24: 

  • Russia 9 – 34 Somoa 

Wednesday September 25: 

  • Fiji 27 – 30 Uruguay 

Thursday September 26:
 
  • Italy 48 – 7 Canada
  • England 45 – 7 USA 

Saturday September 28: 
  • Argentina 28 – 12 Tonga 
  • Japan 19 – 12 Ireland 
  • South Africa 57 – 3 Namibia 

Sunday September 29: 

  • Georgia 33 – 7 Uruguay 
  • Australia 25 – 29 Wales 

Monday September 30: 

  • Scotland 34 – 0 Somoa 

Wednesday October 2: 

  • France 33 – 9 USA 
  • New Zealand 63 – 0 Canada

Thursday October 3: 

  • Georgia 10 – 45 Fiji 
  • Ireland 35 – 0 Russia

Friday October 4: 

  • South Africa 49 – 3 Italy 

Saturday October 5: 

  • Australia 45 – 10 Uruguay 
  • England 39 – 10 Argentina 
  • Japan 38 – 19 Somoa 

Sunday October 6:
 
  • New Zealand 71 – 9 Namibia
  • France  23 – 21 Tonga 

Tuesday October 8:
  • South Africa 66 – 7 Canada

Wednesday October 9:

  • Argentina 47 – 17 USA 
  • Scotland 61 – 0 Russia 
  • Wales 29 – 17 Fiji 

Friday October 11: 

  • Australia 27 – 8 Georgia 

Saturday October 12: 

  • New Zealand vs Italy – Match Cancelled
  • England vs. France – Match Cancelled
  • Ireland 47 – 5 Somoa 

Sunday October 13: 

  • Namibia vs. Canada – Match Cancelled
  • USA  19 – 31 Tonga 
  • Wales 35 – 13 Uruguay 
  • Japan 28 – 21 Scotland

RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL RESULTS

Saturday October 19 – Quarter-Finals:

  • England 40 – Australia 16
  • New Zealand 46 – Ireland 14

Sunday October 20 – Quarter-Finals:

  • Wales 20 – France 19
  • Japan 3 – South Africa 26

Saturday 26 October – Semi-Finals: 

  • England 19 – New Zealand 7

Sunday 27 October – Semi-Finals: 

  • Wales 16 – South Africa 19

Friday 1st November – 3rd Place Playoff

  • New Zealand TBD – Wales TBD

Saturday 2nd November – Rugby World Cup Final

  • England TBD – South Africa TBD

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) 9
Australia 2 (1991, 1999) 2 (2003, 2015) 1 (2011) 1 (1987) 3 (1995, 2007, 2019) 9
South Africa 2 (1995, 2007) 2 (1999, 2015) 2 (2003, 2011) 7
England 1 (2003) 2 (1991, 2007) 1 (1995) 3 (1987, 1999, 2011) 8
France 3 (1987, 1999, 2011) 1 (1995) 2 (2003, 2007) 3 (1991, 2015, 2019) 9
Wales 1 (1987) 1 (2011) 3 (1999, 2003, 2015) 6
Argentina 1 (2007) 1 (2015) 2 (1999, 2011) 4
Scotland 1 (1991) 6 (1987, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) 7
Ireland 7 (1987, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2015, 2019) 7
Fiji 2 (1987, 2007) 2
Samoa 2 (1991, 1995) 2
Canada 1 (1991) 1
Japan  –  1 (2019) 1