- BetOnline offers 2023 Rugby World Cup Stage of Elimination odds for the tournament’s top contenders
- New Zealand (+250) is favored to win its third championship in the past four World Cup events
- The 20-nation global competition will take place in France from September 8 to October 28
The 2023 Rugby Union World Cup in France is less than two weeks away. And oddsmakers have released Stage of Elimination odds for Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. Which contender will be knocked out early and what nation will go all the way and capture glory?
Before we look at the 2023 Rugby World Cup Stage of Elimination futures, here’s where you can check out the top Rugby Betting Sites in 2023.
Rugby World Cup – Stage of Elimination
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Who’s out in the Group Stage?
Each country in the four Rugby World Cup pools will play the other four teams in their group once, with the winner and runner-up advancing to the quarterfinals stage. Determining which of the world’s top rugby nations will be bounced out of the competition in the group stage comes down to luck of the draw.
Of the six countries listed on the board, the defending 2019 World Cup champions from South Africa (+500) and the reigning Six Nations champions from Ireland (+800) have the shortest odds of being eliminated early. Both are in Pool B with a competitive Scotland club that almost beat France twice in World Cup warm-up matches in early August before settling for a split.
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Losing in the Quarter-Finals?
Why are the Springboks and the Irish -125 favorites to lose in the quarter-final knock-out round? Well, even if they survive Pool B, they’ll each have to face one of New Zealand or France, with both nations a lock to advance out of Pool A. The All Blacks and the host French club are the two favorites and set to open up the tournament against one another on Friday, Sept. 8.
No country is viewed as a safe bet for the semifinals. Australia (+175), England (+150), France (+125) and New Zealand (+135) are all hovering around EVEN odds to be eliminated in the quarters.
Final Four favorites
Australia (+120) is chalk to make it all the way to the semi-finals. However, they have yet to taste victory under Eddie Jones in his second run as head coach. The Wallabies received an advantageous Pool C draw with Wales, Fiji, Georgia and Portugal. As the favorites to win their group, the Aussies would likely play Argentina or Japan in the semifinals.
Even if the Welsh finish No. 1 Pool C, the Australians would face probable Pool D winner England, who has similar +125 odds of being eliminated in the semi-finals. Other odds for final four exit include: France (+450), Ireland (+650), New Zealand (+500) and South Africa (+600).
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Given the ridiculous nature of the draw, which pits Ireland, France, New Zealand and South Africa against each other on one side of the bracket, the best bet on the board is Australia as the tournament runner up at +650.
The Wallabies have a clear path to the final, although they’ll be heavy underdogs against whatever powerhouse rugby nation advances to the championship game.
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