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Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Try Scorer Betting Tips - Josh Adams

New Zealand historically dominate the leading try scorer award at the Rugby World Cup
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Wales' Josh Adams is the short priced favourite to win the Rugby World Cup 2019 top tryscorer award (Getty Images)

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


The 2019 Rugby World Cup features plenty of markets to choose from when it comes to betting and bookmaker bet365 have it all covered. We have already previews the Name the Finalist market and the Outright Winner Market, below we look into and offer tips on the Top Try-Scorer market.

This market offers plenty of value but picking the right player can be tricky. A few things that one needs to consider – form, team playing style, how far the team is likely to progress, how often will a player be rested and perhaps most importantly, who the opposition teams are.

Whoever ends as the top try-scorer will most likely score the majority of their tries during the pool stage. In 1995 New Zealand winger Marc Ellis finished level first with Jonah Lomu but wasn’t even a first choice player. He scored six of his seven tries in one match – a 145-17 romp of Japan.

Every previous Rugby World Cup top try-scorer has been won by an outside-back (wing or full-back) and I don’t see it changing in Japan.

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Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Tryscorer Betting Odds


Wales' Josh Adams is the overwhelming favourite to win the Rugby World Cup 2019 top tryscorer award with South Africa's Makazole Mapimpi the only real threat. England's Jonny May needs a miracle to overtake Adams and can be backed at 67.00 in the Rugby World Cup 2019 top tryscorer market. 

Odds from bet365 and correct as of 28 October 2019:

Player
Country
Odds
Josh Adams Wales1.25
Makazole Mapimpi South Africa 3.75
Jonny MayEngland67.00
Source: bet365

Rugby World Cup Top Try Scorer History


A player from New Zealand has ended the Rugby World Cup as the leading try scorer in five of the completed eight tournaments. Another fact that should be considered is that every player to have won the award was an outside-back (wing or full-back).

YearPlayerCountryPositionTries
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2015 Julian Savea New Zealand Wing 8
2011 Chris Ashton, Vincent Clerc England, France Wing 6
2007 Bryan Habana South Africa Wing 8
2003 Doug Howlett, Mils Muliaina New Zealand Wing/Full-back 7
1999 Jonah Lomu New Zealand Wing 8
1995 Jonah Lomu, Marc Ellis New Zealand Wing 7
1991 Jean-Batiste Lafond, David Campese France, Australia Wing/Full-back 6
1987 Craig Green, John Kirwan New Zealand Wing 6

Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Try Scorer Contenders


Josh Adams - Wales

Josh Adams scored a hat-trick in Wales' 29-17 win over Fiji that secured Wales' spot in the quarter finals. He scored again as Wales went down against South Africa to overtake Japan's Kotaro Matsushima and South Africa's Makazole Mapimpi.

Makazole Mapimpi - South Africa

South African winger Makazole Mapimpi has been on fire in Japan and sits on five tries, one behind Josh Adams. Mapimpi scored two tries in the 26-3 win against Japan in the quarter-final but was unable to get over the line against Wales in the semi-final.

Rugby World Cup Top Try Scorer Stats


  • Wales' Josh Adams has scored 6 tries at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
  • South Africa's Makazole Mapimpi has scored 5 tries at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Top Try Scorers


PositionPlayerCountryTries
1 Josh Adams Wales 6
2 Kotaro Matsushima Japan 5
3 Makazole Mapimpi South Africa 5
4 Julian Montoya Argentina 4
5 Kenki Fukuoka Japan 4
6 Andrew Conway Ireland 3
7 Cobus Reinach South Africa 3
8 Dane Haylett-Petty Australia 3
9 George Horne Scotland 3
10 Jonny May England 3
11 Jordie Barrett New Zealand 3
12 Luke Cowan-Dickie England 3
13 Manu Tuilagi England 3
14 Marika Koroibete Australia 3
15 Mbongeni Mbonambi South Africa 3
16 Telusa Veainu Tonga 3
17 Aaron Smith New Zealand 2
18 Adam Hastings Scotland 2
19 Alapati Leiua Samoa 2
20 Alexander Todua Georgia 2

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