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Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Points Scorer Betting Tips - Pollard predicted to be top points scorer in Japan

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Handre Pollard
Handre Pollard is tipped to be the 2019 Rugby World Cup leading points scorer (Getty Images)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Points Scorer Betting Tips, Free Bets & Betting Sites


One of the more popular betting markets prior to any Rugby World Cup is the top points scorer market. Every previous winner has been a goal kicker and it will most certainly not change in Japan this year.

The highest amount of tries scored in a World Cup has been eight (40 points) while the lowest top points scorer winner has been 62 points by South Africa’s Morne Steyn in the 2011 edition. In order to decide your best bet one has to consider accuracy of respective goal kickers, opposition, how often they are likely to be rested and how far the team is likely to progress in the competition.

The only previous winner of the prize participating in the 2019 Rugby World Cup is Argentina’s Nicolas Sanchez who scored the most points in 2015.

Considering the opposition is important but perhaps not as much as when looking at the top try-scoring market. Every game there are points on offer for goal kickers but there could be more opportunity against certain teams.

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Top Point Scorer Betting Odds


South Africa’s Handre Pollard and England's Owen Farrell are going head to head in more ways than one. Both players will be integral for their nations in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final and the one that has the better match will likely come out on top and be the World Cup’s top points scorer.

New Zealand's Richie Mo'unga can add to his tally against Wales but starts eight points behind Pollard and seven points behind Farrell. Japan's Yu Tamura will surely be overtaken while Wales' Dan Biggar is an outside chance at 21.00

Odds from bet365 and correct as on 28 October 2019:

Player
Country
Odds
Handre Pollard South Africa 2.50
Owen Farrell England2.88
Richie Mo'ungaNew Zealand 6.00
Yu TamuraJapan17.00
Dan BiggarWales21.00
Source: bet365

Rugby World Cup Top Points Scorer History


All eight Rugby World Cup’s top points scorers have been goal kickers. They have mostly been at fly-half with the odd exception like Percy Montgomery in 2007 – he played full-back but was South Africa’s goal kicker.

Year
Player
Country
Position
Points
2015Nicolas SanchezArgentinaFly-half97
2011Morne SteynSouth AfricaFly-half62
2007Percy MontgomerySouth AfricaFull-back105
2003Johnny WilkinsonEnglandFly-half113
1999Gonzalo QuesadaArgentinaFly-half102
1995Thierry LacroixFranceFly-half112
1991Ralph KeyesIrelandFly-half68T
1987Grant FoxNew ZealandFly-half126

2019 Rugby World Cup Top Points Scorer Contenders


Handre Pollard - South Africa

South Africa's Handre Pollard has scored 47 points and is currently four points behind Yu Tumura. Pollard is just one point ahead of England's Owen Farrell with the two players facing each other in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final.

Owen Farrell - England

England’s captain Owen Farrell has scored 46 points and needs a big game in the final to overtake Japan's Yu Tumura and Pollard.

owen farrell england
Owen Farrell is the favourite to be the top World Cup point scorer but he might need England to get to the final (Getty Images)

Richie Mo’unga - New Zealand

New Zealands's Richie Mo’unga has scored 39 points and is currently 12 points behind Tumura, eight points behind Farrell and seven points behind Farrell. 

Rugby World Cup Top Points Scorer Key Statistics


  • South Africa’s Handre Pollard topped the 2019 Super Rugby points scoring list with 194 points.
  • South Africa’s Handre Pollard topped the 2019 Super Rugby points scoring list with 42 points (2 matches).

Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Points Scorers


PositionPlayerCountryPoints
1 Yu Tamura Japan 51
2 Handre Pollard South Africa 47
3 Owen Farrell England 46
4 Dan Biggar Wales 39
5 Richie Mo'unga New Zealand 39
6 George Ford England 32
7 Jordie Barrett New Zealand 31
8 Felipe Berchesi Uruguay 30
9 Josh Adams Wales 30
10 Elton Jantjies South Africa 28
11 Romain Ntamack France 27
12 Adam Hastings Scotland 26
13 Johnny Sexton Ireland 26
14 Kotaro Matsushima Japan 25
15 Makazole Mapimpi South Africa 25
16 Christian Lealiifano Australia 23
17 Tommaso Allan Italy 23
18 Ben Volavola Fiji 21
19 Sonatane Takulua Tonga 21
20 Julian Montoya Argentina 20

Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Point Scorer FAQ

How many points has Owen Farrell scored at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

England’s captain Owen Farrell has scored 46 points at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

How many points has Owen Farrell scored at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

New Zealands's Richie Mo’unga has scored 39 points at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

How many points did Yu Tumura score at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Yu Tumura scored 51 points at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

How many points has Handre Pollard scored at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

South Africa's Handre Pollard has scored 47 points at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Verdict

Handre Pollard topped the points scoring charts in the 2019 Super Rugby competition as well as the 2019 Rugby Championship. I think there is value in Pollard to be the top points scorer at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

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Rugby World Cup Top Point Scorer Tip: Handre Pollard @2.50 at bet365 - 5 Units

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