Rugby World Cup Betting at Betiton™ NZ

Last Updated: 08-01-2024 16:21

The Rugby World Cup—sometimes also known as the “RWC“—is by far the most important event in the realm of rugby, making Rugby World Cup betting highly popular as well. It’s an international championship played between the top national teams around the globe.

The winner of the tournament is awarded the William Webb Ellis cup, the trophy named after the legendary inventor of the sport. Bearers of this trophy are generally considered to be amongst the best and most powerful teams on the planet.

Such a choice championship is the perfect place to enjoy some fantastic rugby betting. So, if you’re looking to play a couple of bets on this tournament of tournaments, then you can find plenty of them available on our online sportsbook for Kiwis!

However, if you’re new to sports betting, then we suggest reading on as we’ll be explaining the ins and outs of sport betting. Moreover, we’ll also be providing some information about the Rugby World Cup in order to help you get started.

Betiton™’s Quick Guide to Rugby World Cup Betting Markets

Rugby World Cup betting markets, to put it simply, are the available bets that a bookmaker provides on the championship. These wagers are offered alongside their odds by the bookmakers themselves, which also means that bookmakers calculate odds.

We’ll be explaining what these are in a later section of this page. However, it’s good to know that they’re quite important. For now, we’ll be going over what betting markets you can enjoy when becoming a member of Betiton™ Bookmaker NZ!

What Rugby World Cup Betting Markets Can Kiwis Find at Betiton™ Bookmaker?

  • Outright Winner: this is a wager on who you think is going to emerge at the top in the illustrious tournament.
  • 1X2: for this market, you simply have to back a side or wager on a draw (X). You can either back the home team (1) or the away team (2).
  • First to Score: for punters to win this wager, you simply have to bet on who you think is going to be the side that scores first in the match.
  • Total Points: to win this wager, you have to play your stake on what you think the total number of points scored in the game is going to be.
  • Total Points Odd/Even: much like the above market, except instead of having to guess what the total number is, you simply bet on whether the number of points is going to be an odd or even figure.
  • Winning Margin: this is a market that requires our bettors to wager on how many points they think the victor will score over the loser.

How Do You Play Wagers on the Rugby World Cup at Betiton™ NZ?

The first thing that you’re going to need to do in order to play any wagers is create an account with us here at Betiton™ for Kiwi punters. No worries, though, as we’ve streamlined the account creation process so that you can be finished in a matter of minutes.

To create your account, simply click on “JOIN“, fill in all the fields with the necessary details, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“, and you’re done! Afterwards, you’re going to need to make a deposit as this is the money that you’ll be using to wager with.

You can rest assured that all your deposits here at Betiton™ are completely safe. That’s because we solely support internationally known, reliable, and secure payment methods. Once you’ve created your account and made your first deposit, you’re ready to wager:

  1. Go to the rugby section of our sportsbook;
  2. Once you’re there, click on “All Leagues” and look for the “World Cup” tab;
  3. This will take you to all of our currently available wagers on the tournament;
  4. Feel free to browse through the wagers we offer until you find the ones that you like most;
  5. When you find the wagers that you like, click on them and they’ll appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
  6. Of course, you may choose as many wagers as you like;
  7. On the betting slip, decide on how much money you’d like to wager by adjusting your stake;
  8. Once you’re satisfied with both your chosen wagers and your stake, simply click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. Enjoy your first bet on the Rugby World Cup at Betiton™ NZ!

Is There Anything Else That You Need to Know Before Placing Your First Wager on the Rugby World Cup?

When making your first deposit and placing your first wager on the Rugby World Cup, you’re then eligible for our sports betting welcome bonus. This is $10 extra bet that we give to you as a way of thanking you for joining our platform.

You’re allowed to use this bonus on any wager that you like, including those of the RWC. Beware, however, that there are terms & conditions that apply to this bonus, which you’ll be accepting when accepting the bonus.

We highly suggest that you read our T&Cs, as well as our bonus policy, to fully understand what conditions apply to our welcome offer. That way, you’ll be prepared for all the conditions that come with using our bonus when placing any sports bets.

Who Is the Host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

The 10th edition of the championship is going to keep eager sports bettors busy from September 8th to October 21st, 2023, in France. The breakdown of the championship sees 20 nations battling it out for the illustrious William Webb Ellis trophy.

After finishing in the top 3 positions in their respective pools back in the 2019 edition of the championship, 12 countries will receive automatic qualification into the tournament. The other 8 places are going to be decided through alternative qualifying competitions.

The 20 international teams are then separated into 4 groups of 5 and 2 nations from each pool qualify for the knockout stage. Make sure to pay attention to the rugby section of our sportsbook at Betiton™ NZ for any upcoming wagers that you can make!

Who Are the Favourites for the 2023 Rugby World Cup? Betiton™’s Predictions

As one of the traditional powerhouses of rugby, New Zealand is going to once more enter the tournament as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. The All Blacks will be out for revenge after being dumped out at the semi-final in the 2019 tournament.

Meanwhile, the defending champions, the previous winners South Africa (SA), are looking to build on their 2019 success and try to win a record 4th crown. The Springboks stunned pre-match favourites England, winning by 20 points in the finale.

The English will be looking to go one step further to make another big impression in France after a well-fought World Cup campaign in Japan came to a disappointing conclusion. However, with the home advantage and a young upcoming team, France are also one to watch.

Whichever nations you decide to back—whether it’s the All Blacks, the Springboks, the Wallabies, France’s Les Tricolores, or England’s finest—make sure to play your stake at Betiton™, the online sportsbook where all your wagers count!

Who Are the Previous Winners of the Rugby World Cup? Find Out at Betiton™ Bookmaker

To further help you out on your wagering journey, we’re providing you with a table consisting of the previous winners in the Rugby World Cup. Moreover, we’re also providing the runners-up, as well as those nations that finished 3rd and 4th.

So, whether you’ll be wagering on the Wallabies, Fiji’s Flying Fijians, the All Blacks, Scotland, Japan, Wales, Ireland, Argentina, or whoever it is, simply make sure that you make informed bets. Now, without further ado:

Year Host Winner 1st Match Score Runner-Up Third 2nd Match Score Fourth
2019 Japan SA 32-12 Eng NZ 40-17 Wales
2015 Eng NZ 34-17 Australia SA 24-13 Argentina
2011 NZ NZ 8-7 FR Australia 21-18 Wales
2007 FR SA 15-6 Eng Argentina 34-10 FR
2003 Australia Eng 20-17 Australia NZ 40-13 FR

Knowing What Rugby World Cup Odds Are and How They Can Help You

Odds indicate the probability of a given outcome for a particular event—the higher the odds, the less likely it is to occur, and vice versa. Moreover, they also explain the “profitability” of a wager by telling you how much you stand to win if the bet goes your way.

Finally, it’s good to know that odds are calculated according to a number of factors. For example, in rugby, many factors play a part, including team and player form, key players missing through injuries or suspension, head-to-head matchups, and more.

At Betiton™, we make it easy for our New Zealand players to try out their rugby betting skills by offering great-value odds and tempting bets on a huge range of matches all season long. All you need to do is sign up with us!

What Odds Formats Are Available at Betiton™ and How Do They Work?

Odds come in 3 different formats, which are: decimal, fractional, and American. The main differences between these formats is how they represent the risk and reward of a wager, and where they happen to be most popular.

Otherwise, the formats are largely interchangeable. At Betiton™ NZ, you can find these formats available at our sportsbook. We’ve already explained how each of the different formats indicates the odds and how you can understand them.

Thus, we highly suggest going through our guide on how to understand the different odds formats. That way, you’ll be able to easily figure out the numbers that we provide alongside our markets on the illustrious Rugby World Cup or other rugby tournaments.

What Are Rugby World Cup Tips and How Can They Help You Improve Your Sports Betting?

Tips are suggestions given by tipsters on which teams to back in the Rugby World Cup. Tipsters are generally sports experts who spend hours upon hours analysing games, previous performances, team and players forms, etc., to provide these suggestions to bettors.

Tipsters’ suggestions, therefore, can be very useful for beginner bettors who aren’t too sure what to bet on, what odds to take, and so on. However, despite that, Kiwi bettors should strive to do their own research instead of simply relying on tipster’s advice.

Knowing How to Find Rugby World Cup Tipsters

Finding these tipsters’ suggestions is actually much easier than you would imagine: a simple search on your favourite search engine will provide you with more than you need. Finally, our best pieces of advice are to stay safe and healthy; stick to a betting budget; and make time for other important things in life.

Other Rugby Tournaments to Bet On:

  • Hardcore rugby fans in NZ will be happy to know that we also provide wagers on other top rugby tournaments, including the highly anticipated Super Rugby. At Betiton™, our Kiwi players can enjoy a wide range of exciting Super Rugby betting markets! Check our sportsbook for more.

Additional Information:


How many times has New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup?

So far, the All Blacks have won the RWC 3 times. They’re tied for most wins with their nemesis South Africa.

What country has the most Rugby World Cups?

The countries that have the most wins are New Zealand and South Africa, who both won the championship 3 times.

Which team has lost the most Rugby World Cup finals?

There is actually a tie for the most teams that have lost Rugby World Cup finals. These are France and England, both of whom have placed second 3 times.

Is the Rugby World Cup union or league?

The Rugby World Cup is a rugby union tournament. However, if you’re more of a rugby league fan, you’ll be glad to know that we also provide wagers on rugby league tournaments at Betiton™. Simply access the rugby league section of our sportsbook and enjoy!

What happens if Rugby World Cup final is a draw?

If the competitors are tied after the match is over, then they’ll have 20 minutes of extra time; however, if the draw persists, then the teams will have to play 10 minutes of sudden death; if they’re still tied, a kicking competition is held to determine the victor, finally, if there is still a tie, then the kicking competition will go into sudden death. This equally applies for the men’s division and the women’s division of the RWC, and whether it’s the final, the quarter-final, or one of the pool stages.