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Rugby World Cup Betting at Betiton™ Ireland

Last Updated: 27-05-2022 11:44

The Rugby World Cup—often known simply as the “RWC“—is the most important and prestigious competition in rugby union. This makes Rugby World Cup betting extremely exhilarating for our Irish players! Organised by World Rugby, the sport’s global governing body, the RWC is held every 4 years.

The tournament sees the top national teams from around the globe compete to prove themselves to be the best rugby force on the planet. Examples of these fantastic teams include New Zealand, South Africa, England, France, Argentina, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and Fiji.

Whoever emerges victorious from the championship will be the proud recipient of the Webb Ellis Cup. With these nations’ reputation at stake in the biggest competition in rugby union, you can be sure that you’ll be treated to some amazing displays of rugby!

Moreover, it makes it the perfect opportunity for wagering on rugby union in Ireland! However, if you’re new to either sports betting, wagering sites, or the RWC, then we’re here to help you get started. Thus, we highly suggest that you read the rest of this page!

What Are Rugby World Cup Betting Markets?

The first thing that you should know if you’re planning on betting on the RWC is what betting markets are. It’s important to know what these are as they’re what you’ll be using if you want to wager on the illustrious tournament. In other words, markets are the bets we provide on the RWC.

These can be on anything that happens over the course of the championship, as we’ll be explaining in the next section. Finally, it’s good for you to know that next every market, you can find a particular number. This number is known as the odds; this is an important concept which we’ll explaining later on.

What Are the 5 Most Popular Rugby World Cup 2023 Markets That You Can Bet On?

  • Outright: this first market allows you to wager on the nation that you think will take home the entire tournament.
  • Group Winner: this next wager is a bit simpler than the previous one as you simply need to wager on who you think will win their group.
  • Match Winner: unlike the previous bets, to win this wager, you simply have to choose who, in your opinion, the winner of a match is going to be.
  • Winning Margin: when betting on this market, you have to bet on the number of points that you think the winning side will score over the loser.
  • Top Tryscorer: with this last wager, you need to wager on the player that you believe will score the most tries in the championship.

How Do You Wager on the Rugby World Cup of 2023?

So, you’re eager to bet on our RWC bets, huh? Well, to be able to do so, you’re going to need to create an account with us here at Betiton™ for Irish Players. Don’t worry, though, as creating an account on our platform won’t take you longer than a few minutes!

Simply click on “JOIN“, fill in the fields with the required information, and then click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“. And that’s all there is to creating an account at Betiton™! After creating your account, you’re then going to need to make a deposit.

Making your deposit on our platform is 100% safe as we support only the most reliable and secure payment methods around. You can find a rather wide selection of such payment methods. Once you’ve created your account and made your deposit, you can bet on the RWC:

  1. Go to the “rugby union” section of our sportsbook;
  2. Once you’re there, click on “All Leagues“, look for the “World Cup” tab, and click on it;
  3. This will take you to all of our currently available markets that we offer on the championship;
  4. Feel free to browse through our available bets until you find the ones that you like the most;
  5. Once you’ve finished browsing, simply click on the wager you’d like to play and these will appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
  6. You’re also free to choose multiple bets, if you wish;
  7. After you’ve selected your wagers, decide on how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake on the betting slip;
  8. Once you’re satisfied with both your chosen wagers and your stake, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. You’ve just placed your first wager on the RWC at Betiton™ in Ireland! Enjoy!

What Else Do You Need to Know When Making Your First Bet on the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

When making your first deposit and placing your first RWC bet on our platform, you’ll be able to claim our new player welcome bonus. This is an extra bet worth €10 that we offer to bettors who have recently joined our platform as a way of thanking them.

However, bear in mind that this bonus comes with T&Cs. There are a number of T&Cs that apply to this bonus, including the min odds that you need to bet on; the min amount that you need to deposit; and the min amount that you need to stake.

Of course, this is only a handful of the T&Cs that apply to this bonus. To fully understand what T&Cs apply, we highly suggest that you read both our bonus policy and our T&Cs pages. Thus, you can accept this bonus knowing full well the conditions that apply.

What Is the Format of the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

There are 20 nations that participate in the RWC, which are generally the 20 best teams on the planet. If you’re interested, we’ll be going over how these nations qualify in the next section. However, once these nations are decided, the competition can begin.

The championship is divided into 2 stages: a pool round and a knockout round. In the pool stage, the qualified nations are split into 4 groups of 5 teams each. They are distributed according to their rank in the World Rugby Rankings system.

These nations will then play one another once, scoring points as they go for wins and draws. Moreover, there is also a bonus points system in place for the pool stage, where teams earn bonus points for scoring at least 4 tries and for losing by 7 points or fewer.

The top 2 nations from each group then move on to the knockout stage, which is composed of quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the long-awaited final. Nations will progress through these knockout matches until they get to the final, where the winner of the championship will emerge!

How Do Nations Qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

12 nations will already have qualified from the previous edition of the RWC. These 12 nations consist of the top 3 nations from the previous edition’s group stages as well as the host nation. This leaves 8 slots that need to be filled.

7 of these slots are filled in by regional slots allocated to the various regions that participate in the RWC. The slots are allocated like so: Oceania, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific regions receive 1 slot each, whilst Europe and the Americas receive 2 slots each.

The last spot is awarded to the winner of a “repechage” competition. This is a round-robin styled competition where the runners-up from the previous qualifying matches play against each other in order to have a chance at playing in the RWC.

Who Is the Host of the 2023 RWC? & When Will the Tournament Be Held?

Each edition of the RWC is hosted by a different nation, and in 2023 France is set to be the host of the championship. The event will be hosted at numerous stadiums in cities around the country between the 8th of September and the 28th of October. For more information on the chosen stadiums, you can consult the following table:

Stadium City Capacity
Stade de France Saint-Denis (Paris) 80,698
Stade Vélodrome Marseille 67,394
Parc Olympique Lyonnais Décines-Charpieu (Lyon) 59,186
Stade Pierre-Mauroy Villeneuve-d’Ascq (Lille) 50,157
Matmut Atlantique Bordeaux 42,115
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Saint-Étienne 41,965
Allianz Riviera Nice 35,624
Stade de la Beaujoire Nantes 35,322
Stadium Municipal Toulouse 33,150

Rugby World Cup 2023: Favourites

While it’s still some years away, there are already predictions as to who will emerge victorious in the RWC. Firstly, it comes as no surprise that the top favourite is New Zealand. The All Blacks are consistently considered one of the top teams on the planet.

They were eliminated in the 2019 RWC by the English in the semi-final but beat Wales to take the bronze. The Kiwi team will be looking to add title number 4 to their collection and are strong favourites to do so. Following closely on their heels is the South African team.

The Springboks are the current RWC champions and in doing so managed to equal New Zealand’s record of 3 titles. Moreover, they’re also highly revered for their prowess and are generally considered to be one of the greatest teams on Earth.

England are also strong contenders to take home the RWC. In fact, the English had made it to the last game against the Springboks in the 2019 RWC, landing them in second place. Moreover, they are regularly one of the best teams in the 6 Nations.

Finally, France is fielding a young team. However, they will have the added advantage of playing at home, which is something to think about when wagering on the RWC. Other nations worthy of consideration would definitely be Australia and Ireland.

What Are Rugby World Cup Betting Odds?

Before you can go and play your wagers on the RWC, there’s a couple of last things that you should know. One of these is the odds of our wagers. These are the numbers we mentioned earlier when we explained what markets are.

These numbers are important for 2 significant reasons: the first of which is that these numbers tell you how much money you’ll receive for a successful bet. The second reason is that they also represent your chances of success.

In other words, the odds let you know how likely your bet will win. The combination of these 2 factors should inform you on what bets to play when wagering on the RWC. Thus, being able to read the odds is a very important and useful skill.

How Do You Read the Odds Formats on Our Sportsbook?

If you’d like to be able to understand the formats we provide on the RWC, then the first thing you should know is that there are 3 main formats that represent the odds. These are known as the decimal, fractional, and American formats.

You’re also going to need to know that there are 2 main differences between these different formats. The first of which is how these formats represent the odds. On the other hand, the second difference is where they happen to be used most.

Despite these 2 differences, however, the formats are interchangeable. Thus, using one format is merely a matter of preference. Finally, we’ve already gone over how a bettor can understand the formats, which we suggest that you read.

What Are Rugby World Cup Betting Tips?

The last thing that you should know when placing your wagers on the RWC is what tips are. These are pieces of betting advice given by sports-experts known as tipsters. Tipsters will advise you on which nations you should bet on in the illustrious championship.

These tipsters spend hours upon hours analysing various factors in order to come to their conclusions on who would win in a match or in the prestigious tournament. There are numerous factors that tipsters will analyse in order to come up with their predictions.

These include the current form of a team, their current composition, track record, and so on. They will then post their predictions on the RWC in order for bettors to use. If you’re going to use these predictions, make sure to find the right tipster for you.

Where Can You Find Tips & Tipster Sites to Help Bet on the RWC?

Finding tipsters’ sites & predictions is quite a straightforward affair as all you really need to do is look them up on your preferred search engine. However, our best pieces of advice are to always play responsibly; make time for important things in life; and never stake more than you can afford to lose.

Other Tournaments to Bet On:

  • The RWC might be the most exciting rugby tournament on the globe but it’s definitely not the only one! Another fantastic championship is the 6 Nations. This is a championship that sees 6 European nations battling it out for dominance, making staking on the 6 Nations just as exhilarating as wagering on the RWC.

Additional Information:

Rugby World Cup Betting FAQs

Has England won the Rugby World Cup before?

The English have managed to triumph in the RWC once thus far. This was in 2003 where the English beat Australia.

Who has won the Rugby World Cup the most times?

That would be New Zealand and the Springboks who have both taken home the RWC 3 times.

What happens if the Rugby World Cup final is a draw?

There are a number of extra stages that happen in the case of a draw in the finals of the RWC. The stage is an extra time round of 20 minutes. If the sides are still drawn after this round, then there is another round of 20 minutes, except this time it’s a sudden death round. This means that whoever scores first will automatically win. If somehow the sides are still tied after sudden death, there is a kicking competition where 5 players kick from 3 different positions. The side with the most successful number of kicks wins. However, if they’re still tied, the kicking competition goes to sudden death.

Who won the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

The 2019 RWC was taken home by the Springboks, who defeated the English 32-12.

How does Rugby World Cup handicap betting works?

A handicap bet, for those not in the know, is a wager that you can play when you have a match between 2 sides of vastly differing strengths. This creates an imbalance in the odds as wagering on the more powerful side is unprofitable whilst wagering on the weaker side is senseless. Thus, the bookmaker imposes a handicap (that is, a point deficit) on the stronger side or gives “bonus points” to the weaker team. This levels the playing field, giving you better value for your wager.

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