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Rugby World Cup Betting at Betiton™ UK

Last Updated: 08-07-2022 17:48

The Rugby World Cup—also known as the “RWC“—is a rugby union championship that is contested by the topmost international teams every 4 years. It’s the biggest event in the rugby union calendar and arguably the most important rugby tournament of all. This makes Rugby World Cup betting a very exciting endeavour!

This is due to the fact that the victor of the championship is considered to be the greatest rugby team in the world. In fact, only the best of the best have a shot at winning the Webb Ellis Cup—that is, the trophy awarded to the winners of the RWC.

The Rugby World Cup provides UK players with a wide range of rugby betting options, all of which are available at Betiton™ Bookmakers UK. This means that our bettors from the UK can find plenty of variety when wagering on the Rugby World Cup.

What’s more is that we provide players with the ability to place wagers on live matches, as well as placing wagers from their mobile devices. However, if you’re new to online sports betting, there are some things you need to know.

Don’t worry, however, as we’ll be going over the various things that you need to know in order to play your RWC bets effectively. Therefore, we highly suggest reading the rest of this page before going to wager on rugby.

What Are Rugby World Cup Betting Markets?

Rugby World Cup betting markets are what you’ll be using to play your wagers on the illustrious tournament. In other words, these are the bets that we offer on our online sportsbook. These can be on anything that happens during the championship.

At the same time, we also provide the odds of every market. These are the numbers that you’ll next to every market we provide. Being able to understand odds is extremely important when placing wagers, which is why we’ll be explaining it in a later section. 

The 4 Most Popular Rugby World Cup Betting Markets at Betiton™ UK

The Rugby World Cup offers a good number of different markets. These depend on different conditions for bets to be successful, so it’s recommended that punters read up on what the markets are before placing any wagers. In the meantime, we’ll be explaining 4 of the most popular Rugby World Cup markets that we offer on Betiton™:

Outright Winner

Wagering on the outright winner means that you’re wagering on who will win a tournament. Usually, this wager is placed before the tournament begins.

Betting Without

This market—which is short for “betting without the favourite”—eliminates the favourite team from being considered in the wager. This gives you better odds for a team which you might prefer but which don’t happen to be the strongest.

Winning Hemisphere

Since there are competitors participating from all over the planet, you can choose to back those that hail from the Southern hemisphere or the Northern hemisphere. With this market, you can back whichever half of the globe you think will take the trophy home.

Name the Finalists

This market pretty much does what it says on the tin, and that’s having to guess which countries will make it to the finals. Unlike outright winner wagers, you don’t need to guess who will win the championship to win this market.

Placing Your First Bet on the Rugby World Cup: How Does It All Work?

The Rugby World Cup is the perfect place to get started with rugby wagering, as well as make the most out of your wagers on the great sport. However, before placing your first wager, you’ll first need to register with us here at Betiton™ for UK players.

Creating an account on our platform is as straightforward as can be: click on the “JOIN” button, fill in the required details, and then click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“. That’s really all there is to it! Afterwards, you’re going to need to make a deposit.

We support a number of reliable, trustworthy, and secure payment methods, which means that all your transactions on our website are completely safe. Once you’ve made your deposit, you’ll then be able to place your bet or bets on the Rugby World Cup:

  1. Open the rugby union section of our sportsbook;
  2. There, click on “All Leagues” and then selected “World Cup“;
  3. This will then take you to all of our currently available RWC wagers;
  4. Feel free to browse through our offered wagers until you find the ones you’d like to place;
  5. Once you’ve found the wagers that appeal to you most, click on them;
  6. Your chosen wagers will then appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the site;
  7. On the betting slip, you can adjust how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake;
  8. Once you’re satisfied with both your stake and your selected wagers, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. Enjoy your first Rugby World Cup wager at Betiton UK™ and good luck!

What Should You Know Before Placing Your First Bet On the Rugby World Cup?

With both your first deposit and wager on the Rugby World Cup, you’ll be eligible to claim our new-player bonus. This is an extra bet that you can use to wager on the illustrious tournament. Of course, however, there are T&Cs that apply to this bonus.

These T&Cs go over the various conditions that you need to abide by when claiming our bonus. We highly encourage all of our players to read these T&Cs, as well as our bonus policy, to understand all of the conditions that relate to this offer.

How Does the Rugby World Cup Work?

The Rugby World Cup sees 20 countries play against each other for the top spot as the reigning global champions. Qualification proceeds like so: the top 3 teams in each qualification pool from the previous competition all automatically qualify for the next one.

Joining them is also the host of the competition, which means that France automatically qualifies this time round. All in all, 12 teams automatically qualify for the championship through these routes. The following are the ones that have already qualified:

Team Region
South Africa Africa
England Europe
New Zealand Oceania
Wales Europe
Japan Asia/Pacific
France Europe
Australia Oceania
Ireland Europe
Scotland Europe
Italy Europe
Argentina Americas
Fiji Oceania

How Do Other Teams Qualify for the Rugby World Cup?

After all is said and done, this leaves 8 spaces up for grabs. These spaces are then contested by teams from within each region who have to undergo qualifying processes in order to secure their place in the championship.

Moreover, each region has a number of spots through which their teams can qualify for the championship. The Oceania, Africa, and Asia/Pacific regions all have 1 spot, whilst Europe and the Americas have 2 spots each.

All in all, these leaves us with 7 spots which are secured through various qualifying competitions. Finally, the final spot is contested through a “repechage” qualifying competition designed to give a chance to countries that didn’t manage to qualify directly.

This is a round-robin competition that sees the various runners-up from the previous qualifying rounds vying to secure the last spot in the championship. Once the qualifiers are finished and the spots are secured, then the championship begins in earnest.

What Happens After the Qualifiers Then? A Quick Examination of the Tournament Proper

The qualified countries are then split into 4 groups of 5 teams who play each other once, scoring points for wins and draws. The top 2 teams in each group—based on how many points they achieved—move forward to the knockout stage.

These consist of the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and then eventually the final, where the team that triumphs will be crowned the champion. There is also a third-place playoff for the bronze medal. And that’s all you need to know about the RWC!

Rugby World Cup Odds: What Are They & Are They Important For You to Understand?

When it comes to wagering, it’s very important to make sure that you understand what odds mean. These are important because they’re the numbers that will tell you how likely something will happen in the context of a match, a competition, and so on.

It’s also important to remember that odds also indicate how much you stand to potentially gain if a bet that you made goes your way. Furthermore, odds come in a few different formats, namely: fractions, decimals, and American.

There are 2 main differences between these various formats, which are: 1) how they present the odds and 2) where they happen to be most commonly used. Other than these differences, the formats are largely interchangeable.


The most common format in the UK is the fractional format. This format also happens to be quite popular with Irish bookmakers. The format uses fractions to indicate the chances of winning your wager, and it works like this: 1/3, 4/5, 7/10, etc.


This is a very popular format outside of the UK, which is used largely in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The decimal format uses decimal numbers in order to represent the odds, such as in the following examples: 5.45, 2.75, 8.00, etc.

What Are Rugby World Cup Tips and How Can They Help You? 

Tips are kind of like suggestions or pieces of advice that tell you which team to play on in the Rugby World Cup, etc. Tips are given by tipsters, sports enthusiasts that spend a lot of time analysing team dynamics, player stats, and so on.

After finishing their analyses, tipsters will then post their predictions on who’s likeliest to win the championship or any of the matches that take place during the championship. They will post these predictions either for free or at a price.

You can use these predictions when wagering but make sure that to take these tips with a grain of salt and not to depend too much on them. At the same time, make sure that you also do your own research when placing any wagers.

Where Can I Find Rugby World Cup Tips?

Unsurprisingly, a simple Google search is actually all you need to find a slew of tips by a number of tipsters. However, our best tips are to never stake more than you can afford to lose and to make time for other important things in your life.

Other Rugby Tournaments to Bet On:

  • The Six Nations Championship is another extremely important event that sees 6 European national teams battling it out. Any rugby union fan should consider trying out Six Nations betting at least once in their life!

Additional Information:

Rugby World Cup Betting FAQs

Where is the Rugby World Cup 2023 being hosted?

The 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup will take place in France. It will be held in the Stade de France, which is the national stadium of France located in Saint-Denis, which is a few kilometres away from Paris.

When is the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place?

The 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup will be taking place between the 8th of September and the 21st of October. Moreover, the 2023 edition is a special edition because it will be taking place during the 200th anniversary of the ‘creation’ of rugby by William Webb Ellis.

Who is the Rugby World Cup current titleholder?

The current champions are South Africa, who defeated England in the 2019 tournament that was held in Japan.

Who has won the Rugby World Cup the most times?

The nations that have won the Rugby World Cup the most times are South Africa and New Zealand, who have won the tournament a total of 3 times each.

What is a handicap bet in Rugby World Cup betting?

A handicap bet is a wager that aims to equalise the competition between a particular powerful team and a team that is far less strong. In these situations, wagering on either team isn’t worth your while all that much. This is where the handicap bet comes in: by placing a handicap on the stronger team, the odds are balanced out and you can wager on either team with better odds.

Sources Used:

  1. Official – Qualifiers – Rugby World Cup