Who will reach the Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals?

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We wish we had a crystal ball that told us all the answers, but we don’t, so for now we can only guess and place our bets based on past performance and what history tells us.

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But for now, perhaps we can make some betting predictions based on each pools performance.

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Pool A

The “pool of death” has already had a small upset with Wales narrowly beating England 28 -25, leaving the host in some doubt as to whether they will make the quarter finals.

Australia – World Ranking of 2
Won the Rugby World Cup in 1991 and 1999
Betting odds of 15/2 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

England – World Ranking of 4
Won the Rugby World Cup in 2003
Betting odds of 8/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Wales – World Ranking of 5
Came third on the 1987 Rugby World Cup
Betting odds of 25/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Fiji – World Ranking of 9
Reached the Quarterfinals in 1987 and 2007.
Betting odds of 1000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Betting on Wales and Australia to go through would probably be wisest in this pool, but don’t rule out England as if they beat Australia they will be right back in the position to top the pool. Similarly if Fiji cause an upset and beat Wales (who have had a string of injuries to key players) then the group is wide open again.

Pool B

This pool was supposed to be an easy pool for the likes of the Springboks and Scotland, however the brave blossom of Japan have other ideas and caused a massive upset when they beat South Africa in their opening match.

South Africa – World Ranking of 3
Won the Rugby World Cup in 1995 and 2007
Betting odds of 8/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Scotland – World Ranking of 10
Came fourth in the 1991 Rugby World Cup
Betting odds of 100/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Samoa – World Ranking of 12
Played in the Quarterfinals in 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2003
Betting odds of 600/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Japan – World Ranking of 13
Came third in their pool in 1991
Betting odds of 750/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

USA – World Ranking of 15
Came third in their pool in 1987, 2003 and 2011
Betting odds of 1000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

The Springboks had a convincing performance against Samoa and the winner of the group will more than likely be decided when the Springboks face Scotland.
Betting on South Africa and Scotland to go through would probably make the most sense, even after South Africas upset to Japan.

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Pool C

So far this pool has played out according to the rankings despite the Argentinians solid performance against the All Blacks.

New Zealand – World Ranking of 1
Won the Rugby World Cup in 1987 and 2011
Betting odds of 11/10 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Argentina – World Ranking of 8
Reached the 2007 semifinals
Betting odds of 50/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Tonga – World Ranking of 11
Came third in their pool in 199, 2007 and 2011
Betting odds of 1000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Georgia– World Ranking of 16
Came fourth in their pool in 2007 and 2011
Betting odds of 2500/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Namibia– World Ranking of 20
Came last in their pool in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011
Betting odds of 5000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Placing bets on New Zealand and Argentina to go through would probably be most effective here. Tonga have an outside chance if they manage to upset the Pumas.

Pool D

The two favourites in this pool are Ireland and France. Both these teams had good opening matches and it’s unlikely that Italy, Romania and Canada will cause an upset.

Ireland – World Ranking of 6
Ireland were quarterfinalists in 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2011
Current BetXchange Odds of 10/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

France – World Ranking of 7
Played and were beaten in the finals in 1987, 1999 and 2011
Current BetXchange Betting odds of 13/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Italy – World Ranking of 14
Came third in their pool in 1991, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2011
Current BetXchange Betting odds of 1000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Romania– World Ranking of 17
Came third in their pool in 1987, 1991 and 1999
Current BetXchange Betting odds of 2500/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

Canada– World Ranking of 18
Reached the quarterfinals in 1991.
Current BetXchange Betting odds of 1000/1 to be Rugby World Cup Winner

The obvious rugby world cup betting choices here are Ireland and France purely because of their world rankings.

This therefore puts Wales, Australia, Scotland, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, Ireland and France in the Rugby World Cup 2015 quarterfinals.

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