The Rugby Championship Round 1: AUS v SA – ARG v NZ – Predictions

Rugby Championship 2019 Round 1
Rugby Championship 2019 Round 1

Australia, South Africa, Argentina and New Zealand’s all-conquering and defending World Cup Champion All Blacks have all announced their squads for the first round of the 2019 version of the Rugby Championship This is the first match of this year’s Rugby Championship, a series which also features matches in the fabled Bledisloe Cup series for dominance between the two ANZAC nations Australia and New Zealand.

Predictions

The Rugby Championship Series Odds & Predictions

  • New Zealand are almost unbackable favourites to win this year’s Rugby Championship. Bet on NZ for certainty.
  • Argentina are excellent value given the brilliant performance by their Super Rugby franchise, Los Jaguares in 2019.
  • Australia and South Africa also both provide good vale for patriotic punters.

The Rugby Championship 2019 Series Winner Odds

Team
betstar
bookmaker australian open odds
New Zealand
South Africa
Australia
Argentina
$3.50

Betting Tips

South Africa vs Australia – July 20

Tip – Australia’s Wallabies flew out early to give themselves two weeks on the Highveld to adjust to the Johannesburg altitude, but there is little they can do to prepare themselves to play at a hostile ground where they have won only once in 86 years.

South Africa consider this ground a home fortress and the stats back them up. We predict the Springboks to win well at home to open this year’s Rugby Championship.

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Argentina vs New Zealand – July 20

Tip – The All Blacks are extremely short odds to win in Buenos Aires, and its with very good reason. The All Blacks rarely lose. That said, Argentina have their best ever chance to beat New Zealand here after a superb season from their Super Rugby side, Los Jaguares went all the way to the final.

New Zealand should win, but given the short odds on an All Blacks victory, very attractive Argentina upset odds can also be found for those risk-taking punters looking for betting value.

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Odds

While immediate focus is on The Rugby Championship, rugby punters already have one eye looking ahead to September’s World Cup.

Expert sports betting sites have all updated their 2019 World Cup winner’s odds and we’ve tracked the best of them.

World Cup Rugby 2019 Winner Odds

Team
betstar
bookmaker australian open odds
New Zealand
England
Wales
Ireland
South Africa
Australia
Argentina
Scotland

Statistics

  • Argentina have never beaten the All Blacks losing 27 times and playing out a lone draw way back in 1985.
  • Australia’s Wallabies have one won in South Africa 10 times, and only once in Johannesburg way back in 1963.
  • Australia’s last win in South Africa came 8 years in 2011, a hard fought 14-9 victory in Durban.
  • 2018’s Rugby Championship results between Australia and South Africa were a 23-18 Wallabies victory in Brisbane, while South Africa won in Port Elizabeth 23-12.

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Bledisloe Cup

The Bledisloe Cup Decider – NZ vs AUS – Betting Tips & Predictions

Betting Tips for The Bledisloe Cup New Zealand host the Wallabies in the deciding match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup as Australia attempt to win at Eden Park for the first time since 1986, and Argentina travel to Pretoria to take on the Springboks as both teams warm-up for the World Cup in a tough match.

Betting Tips for The Bledisloe Cup New Zealand host the Wallabies in the deciding match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup as Australia attempt to win at Eden Park for the first time since 1986, and Argentina travel to Pretoria to take on the Springboks as both teams warm-up for the World Cup in a tough match.

Ken Edwards is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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