Rugby World Cup betting

Now is the time to place a bet on South Africa to win the World Cup.  The Rugby Blog maintains that the Springboks will beat New Zealand in the Tri-Nations this weekend, and when they do, the odds on them lifting the Webb Ellis Cup will shorten dramatically.

Extrabet is offering the best odds at 13/2, but I’ve opened an account with Betfred who will reimburse your first bet – so basically it’s free!  If you open an account, then put a tenner on South Africa to win the World Cup, you’ll get the tenner back within a couple of days (and at odds of 11/2, you’ll win £65).