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Rugby World Cup 2019 Winner Betting Tips - Springboks set for third World Cup title in Japan

All Blacks domination to come to a crushing end
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South Africa have had the better of England at the Rugby World Cup (Getty Images)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Winner Betting Tips, Free Bets & Betting Sites

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the ninth edition of the tournament and first to be hosted outside the traditional rugby nations. The inaugural Rugby World Cup took place in 1987 and New Zealand claimed the William Webb Ellis trophy in front of their home crowd.

Since then the Rugby World Cup has been held every four years. It has largely been dominated by Southern Hemisphere sides with England being the odd exception after winning in 2003 in Australia.

New Zealand entered the tournament as favourites as they have every Rugby World Cup, but the All Blacks were eliminated by England in the semi-finals. South Africa have won three Rugby World Cups and meet England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Winner Betting Odds

England are clear favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup with South Africa underdogs. Odds from bet365 and correct on 28 October 2019:

South Africa2.75
Source: bet365

Rugby World Cup 2019 Finalists


Eddie Jones took over the reigns as England coach after their catastrophic home World Cup performance in 2015 where they failed to get through the group stage. His initial impact was positive as England went on to win the Six Nations and Grand Slam with a record number of victories. 

2018 was less impressive and there were even calls for Jones to get the sack but the board stuck with him and they are now reaping the benefits. England are starting to look like the force they were two years ago.

Despite not winning the 2019 Six Nations I believe they are the best all-round Northern Hemisphere team. They find themselves in the group of death with Argentina and France but they should top it barring any massive blow-out. 

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Eddie Jones has England back to playing near their best ahead of the World Cup (Getty Images)

South Africa

The vast improvement the Springboks have made since the appointment of Rassie Erasmus as head coach has been immense. They beat the All Blacks in New Zealand last year and then drew with the New Zealand this year. 

Recent form suggests that no side at the World Cup will want to face the Springboks. I believe they offer the best value to go all the way at the World Cup.

South Africa have won the World Cup on two previous occasions (1995 & 2007) and I am backing them to make it a third title this time around.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Stats

  • England have lost 2 of 3 Rugby World Cup Finals.
  • England have lost 2 of 2 knockout games against South Africa at the Rugby World Cup.
  • South Africa have won 2 of 2 Rugby World Cup Finals.
  • South Africa have won 9 of their 11 games in 2019 with 1 draw.
  • South Africa won the 2019 Rugby Championship ahead of Australia and New Zealand.


South Africa won the 2019 Rugby Championship and are the form side in 2019. I’m tipping the Springboks to upset England and claim the William Webb Ellis trophy.

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Best Bet: South Africa Win @2.75 at bet365 - 4 Units

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