Rugby World Cup 2019 finals: bet now!


Starting on September 20, Japan has been the scene of the ninth Rugby World Cup, held every four years. That all is coming to a close this weekend, when the final games take place. On Friday, the Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu is the scene of the bronze final between New Zealand and Wales, while the main event on Saturday pits England against South Africa in the city of Yokohama’s International Stadium Yokohama. Let’s read up on this exciting event and find some clever betting options!

Rugby World Cup 2019 overview

From September 20, 20 nations brought their best rugby players to Japan to battle it out for world domination. With a fascinating mix of strong fixtures and plucky pretenders from all continents, this 2019 promised to be an event for the ages. Leading up to the finals, it did in fact deliver on its promise, with plenty of emotions and shocks, from match cancellations due to life-threatening weather to the world champ New Zealand being defeated at the hands of England in the semi-finals.

Now it’s time for the best rugby nations in the world to face off! New Zealand’s well-known All Blacks are will be absolutely furious after letting the final slip through their fingers, while the Welsh too will know there’s still more in this tournament after being narrowly bested by South Africa. England confirmed its strong form with a consistent effort on its way to the final, where it meets the Springboks from South Africa. All is on the line, so it’s important to know how it came down to this…

New Zealand – Wales (Friday, November 1)

Rugby is New Zealand’s national sports, and the whole world knows the All Blacks’s dramatic traditional haka’s as a group warmup. The Oceanian outfit won an impressive 77% of their international matches, and are the only team that managed to beat all other teams at least once. The All Blacks also consecutively held the number one spot for a longer time than all other nations combined have. It came as no small surprise, then, that the world’s greatest rugby nation was defeated 19-7 in the semi-finals.

For two weeks in August, Wales actually held the top spot in the Men’s World Rugby Rankings for a first time. With that in mind, the Welsh were still looking at some pretty steep uphill battles before the tournament, but the event has gone impressively well for Wales, who are currently in third place. Wales makes the cut into the bronze final thanks to a very narrow 20-19 win over France, followed by a loss to South Africa. Winning the third-place play-off would see the Welsh bring home the bronze medal for a second time since 1987.

Tournament statistics:

  • New Zealand's group result: first
  • New Zealand's total points scored/conceded (group stage + knockout stage): 210/55
  • New Zealand's current ranking: 3
  • Wales's group result: first
  • Wales's total points scored/conceded (group stage + knockout stage): 172/107
  • Wales's current ranking: 3
  • Odds New-Zealand/draw/Wales: @1.07/@50/@7.20

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England – South Africa (Saturday, November 2)

England has been a consistent presence in the Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1987, and has played the final three times before, taken the champion’s trophy home once, in 2003. The previous world championship in 2015 was one to quickly forget for the Englishmen, as they exited the tournament, held on their own soil even, in the pool stages. The current squad has put all that behind it, and has its eyes firmly fixed on the prize, 16 years after last lifting the coveted trophy.

South Africa is a rugby force not to be trifled with. The Springboks became world champions in 1995 (famously beating the All Blacks 15-12 in the historical final) and 2007, and have consistently played the knockout stage in all 6 editions since taking up participation in the event in 1995. This makes them the second most successful rugby nation in history, even despite being barred from participation in the first 2 editions due to the apartheid. Can South Africa become world champion a record third time?

Tournament statistics:

  • England's group result: first
  • England's total points scored/conceded (group stage + knockout stage): 178/43
  • England's current ranking: 1
  • South Africa's group result: second
  • South Africa's total points scored/conceded (group stage + knockout stage): 230/55
  • South Africa's current ranking: 2
  • Odds England/draw/South Africa: @1.43/@19/@2.90

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