World Cup

The Rugby World Cup will be played in England and Wales, here is everything you need to know about betting and getting freebets on the October event.

There are many ways to win betting the Rugby World Cup, with anything from head-to-head bets, futures, pool winners and 60 other markets, all available at our recommended bookmakers which can be accessed from the table above.

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Get your World Cup bookie bonuses and freebets

Cups Betting is aiming to bring you all the latest freebet and bonus offerings before and during the 2015 World Cup. Whether you are in rugby heartland countries like England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa or Wales we will have you covered.

While the laws change dramatically from country to country when it comes to claiming freebets, there is every chance you will be able to claim some type of bonus from a bookie, enhancing your betting experience.

The freebets table above is geo targeted and displays whether you can sign-up at each bookmaker (mobile users tilt your device) and what their bonus amount is. For the specifics of each bookmaker you can visit the review page where you will be able to see the eligibility for the bonus.

Keep in mind there is generally wagering requirements with freebets, which means that you cannot simply withdraw the money, you must bet with it several times first. This is standard procedure int he online wagering industry.

Read more about freebets, how they work, wagering requirements and country by country guides on claiming freebets.

2015 Rugby World Cup tournament winner market

The most popular option with futures bettors is the tournament winner market. All 20 teams have been quoted at our bookmakers although there are some teams that would need a miracle to win the tournament.

Five teams are paying under double figures with No.2 ranked Ireland sitting at a value price of $9. The only team from the Rugby Championship to not be well favoured is Argentina ($81) with Australia, South Africa and New Zealand all attracting plenty of interest.

  • 2015 RWC Winner Market

  • New Zealand – $2.35
  • England – $5
  • South Africa – $6.50
  • Australia – $8
  • Ireland – $9
  • France – $15
  • Wales – $26
  • Argentina – $81
  • Scotland – $201
  • Samoa – $301
  • Tonga – $1001
  • Italy – $1001
  • Fiji – $1001
  • Japan – $1001
  • Georgia – $2001
  • Canada – $2001
  • USA – $3001
  • Romania – $5001
  • Namibia – $5001
  • Uruguay – $5001

The only team outside the top five that we see as having a winning chance is France. The All Blacks only narrowly defeated them in the 2011 World Cup final and despite their poor form in the Six Nations, they always lift come World Cup time.

How to bet on the Rugby World Cup

It’s as simple as visiting our recommended bookmakers, signing up, and then finding the World Cup markets on their home page.

Some bookmakers will have a dedicated page to betting the World Cup, but others will make you work to find the value odds they offer.

Head to the ‘Rugby Union’ section and click on ‘World Cup 2015’ where all the latest markets will be available for everyone to bet on.

For futures betting, the odds will change throughout the tournament, but don’t worry, the odds you took when the bet was placed are locked in and can’t be changed.

If you bet Wales at $26 and they firm into $5, your $26 is safe and secure.

The head-to-head markets are all available now, up until the finals are set to play. Markets for the finals will be released when the finals teams are known.

Other World Cup betting markets

The variety of markets offering by bookmakers this World Cup is simply outstanding. There are over 60 markets available with anything ranging from Pool Winner to Top Try Scorer.

Current 2015 Rugby World Cup betting markets:

  • Pool Winner
  • Winning Hemisphere
  • To Reach Final
  • To Reach Quarter Final
  • To Reach Semi-Final
  • To Finish Third
  • Winning Pool
  • First Time Winner
  • Pool Reverse Forecast
  • Pool Straight Forecast
  • To Qualify for Quarter Finals
  • To Fail to Qualify from Pool
  • Betting Without – this option is one of our favourites as it makes betting the Rugby World even more interesting. The hot favourite to win is currently New Zealand at $2.35, but now punters can bet ‘without New Zealand’.

Bookmakers will pay out on the winning World Cup team, or the team that loses to New Zealand in the final. It offers bettors some insurance, but the odds are lower.

Punters can also bet on without South Africa, England, Australia and Ireland.

  • Bet without markets
  • Six Nations Winner
  • Rugby Championship Winner
  • Winner Specials
  • Straight Forecast
  • Name The Finalists
  • Southern Hemisphere Final
  • Northern Hemisphere Final
  • Popular rugby exotic betting markets
  • Top Tryscorer
  • Total Points
  • Australia vs. The Field
  • Pool With Most Tries
  • To Finish Second
  • To Progress Furthest
  • Big Guns vs. The Field

Round 1 head-to-head markets
Markets for Round 1 matches have already been released with the first game involving host nation England vs. Fiji.

England are the overwhelming favourites, which is a theme for the first few days of the Rugby World Cup.

Other games with betting available include Tonga vs. Georgia, Canada vs. Ireland, France vs. Italy, Samoa vs. USA, Wales vs. Uruguay, New Zealand vs. Argentina and Australia vs. Fiji.

Due to the big discrepancy in head-to-head odds, the bookmakers are offering a points start market on all the opening games.

  • England (-28.5) – $1.90
    Fiji (+28.5) – $1.90
  • Tonga (-13.5) – $1.97
    Georgia (+13.5) – $1.84
  • Ireland (-38.5) – $1.90
    Canada (+38.5) – $1.90
  • South Africa (-44.5) – $1.90
    Japan (+44.5) – $1.90
  • France (-14.5) – $1.90
    Italy (+14.5) – $1.90
  • Samoa (-18.5) – $1.90
    USA (+18.5) – $1.90
  • New Zealand (-20.5) – $1.90
    Argentina (+20.5) – $1.90
  • Australia (-25.5) – $1.90
    Fiji (+25.5) – $1.90