Early Odds on Wallabies World Cup Campaign
July 07, 2015
Having won the Rugby World Cup twice in the 90’s Australia haven’t been called World Champions since relinquishing the title at the hands of England in our own backyard in 2003. That heart-breaking loss in that final at ANZ Stadium is as close as the Wallabies have come to lifting Bill once more and it would be fitting the regain the Cup in the country that took it away. While we can dream of the Wallabies winning the grand prize, the reality is Australia may not even feature in the knockout stage.
Australia’s Pool Stage Elimination Odds
Australia will begin the Rugby Championships against South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina later this month with one eye on the Rugby World Cup in the UK which starts on September 18. And unlike previous tournaments there’s no guarantees the Wallabies will reach the sudden death fixtures. With the hosts and Wales also in Pool A’s group of death, a top two finish to progress isn’t a formality. Australia is paying $2.75 at Bet365 to be eliminated in the competitions earliest stage. The Wallabies though are still at short odds to make it out of their pool, paying $1.40. From there you also bet on what round of the finals they’ll fall at, or of course you can back our boys to go all the way.
Australia at Double Figures to Win World Cup
Australia is currently $11 with bet365 to win the World Cup for a record third time, with holders and perennial favourites New Zealand ($2.25), England ($4.50) and South Africa ($6) all ahead in the betting. If the Wallabies win their group they’ll in theory have an easier quarter final than if they finish second. Either way they’re $3.25 to end their campaign in the last 8. Australia were beaten by the Kiwis in the semi finals in 2011 and are paying around $4.35 to be knocked out at the same stage this year; while punters will get a price of $7 for the Green and Gold to go down in the final.
The odds on Australia’s World Cup campaign will change depending on how the Wallabies perform during the coming Rugby Championships; but with multiple markets already up on Bet365 you can begin betting on the big one now. Will you have a patriotic punt on Cheika’s chargers to win the Web Ellis Cup at double figures?