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2023 Rugby World Cup Odds: Hosts France Now Outright Favourites After New Zealand Triumph

Paul Kelly
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Following their emphatic 27-13 victory of New Zealand in the curtain raiser at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, hosts France are now the 11/4 outright betting favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. France face Uruguay in their second Pool A game on Thursday night, and are expected to further prove why they are the World Cup favourites now.

France Move Into 11/4 Favourites To Win Rugby World Cup

Following their fantastic opening game win against pre-tournament favourites New Zealand, hosts France are now the outright favourites to win the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The best UK bookmakers now have Les Bleus as the 11/4 outright betting favourites to win the Webb Ellis Cup.

Before the tournament had begun, it was three-time champions New Zealand who were the favourites to win a record fourth World Cup. Reigning champions South Africa were second favourites to go back-to-back, with hosts France as the third favourites.

Now, in a shift of odds, it is the host nation who lead the way in terms of the bookies estimations. Reigning champions South Africa are now the 3/1 second favourites, with the All Blacks now third favourites at odds of 4/1.

Ireland remain fourth favourites at odds of 9/2, despite their 82-8 thrashing of Romania in their opening World Cup fixture last weekend. Australia’s odds have shortened from 14/1 into 12/1 following their opening round victory over Georgia.

Meanwhile, England’s odds have shortened from 14/1 into 11/1 following their incredible 27-10 win over Argentina with 14 men. A kicking masterclass from George Ford sees England fans more confident now of a strong World Cup campaign.

It is the French who lead the way now in terms of the latest betting odds. They are as short as 6/5 just to reach the final now. It is evident that the price-setters feel Les Bleus are the team to beat now at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup Outright Odds

Here are the latest outright win odds from the best online bookmakers ahead of the second round of Pool games at the 2023 Rugby World Cup:

  • France @ 11/4
  • South Africa @ 3/1
  • New Zealand @ 4/1
  • Ireland @ 9/2
  • England @ 11/1
  • Australia @ 12/1

Note: Odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change

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