The latest betting odds have been released as to who will win the 2023 Rugby World Cup, ahead of this weekend’s quarter-finals. Ireland and France are the joint favourites to win the competition, and in doing so will bring home their first ever Rugby World Cup title.
The latest official odds from book makers Betfair puts both Ireland and France at an 11/4 (26.7%) chance of lifting the Web Ellis trophy come October 28th. Andy Farrell’s side take on New Zealand this weekend, with Les Bleus set to battle the Springboks in a lop-sided quarter-final draw.
South Africa and the All Blacks are also level in the betting odds, as they both come with a 7/2 (22.2%) chance of winning a record-setting fourth Rugby World Cup title. New Zealand second-row Sam Whitelock has his eyes set on history, as an All Blacks win would see him become the first three-time Rugby World Cup winner.
On the opposite side of the knock-out stages, the quarter-finals take shape with England vs Fiji and Wales vs Argentina. Steve Borthwick’s men have the best released odds out of the Pool D and Pool C graduates, and sit at 13/1 (7.1%) odds of winning their second Rugby World Cup title. After reaching the semi-finals four years ago in Japan, Warren Gatland’s Wales are pinned with 20/1 odds (4.76%) of winning their first World Cup.
Argentina and Fiji are considered significant outsiders for the remainder of the competition, as both sides have already been beaten in the Pool stages. Los Pumas were defeated by England in the opening weekend, whilst the Pacific Islanders suffered a shocking defeat to Portugal to close out Pool C. Argentina have been given 45/1 odds (2.17%) to win the Rugby World Cup, with Fiji even lower at 50/1 (1.96%).
Betfair have also released the latest odds for two of the weekend’s four quarter-final matches; England vs Fiji and Ireland vs New Zealand
Betfair: England v Fiji
Betfair: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand: 13/10