Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 12:40 13/09/2015
The 2015 Rugby Union World Cup begins on Friday 18th September and Freebets.com has rounded up all of the currently available money back specials to help you make an informed decision on your outright betting.
The top 20 Rugby Union international sides are set to slug it out in a bid to make the Twickenham final on October 31st and each nation will be hoping to claim a place in the history books by being crowned world champions. New Zealand are the current trophy holders after beating France on home soil four years ago and are widely considered the team to beat, though there are sure to be plenty of twists and turns along the way.
Betting On 2015 Rugby World Cup Outright Winner
New Zealand head the betting and are looking to become the most successful side in Rugby World Cup history by lifing a record-breaking third William Webb Ellis Cup, but the defending champions may find stiff resistance from perennial rivals Australia and South Africa - as they both look to complete a historic hat-trick themselves.
England's advantage as hosts and some good recent form sees them second in the outright betting, while the likes of Ireland, France and Wales come in behind the aforementioned teams from the Southern hemisphere as outsiders with a realistic chance of going all the way.
Stake at least £10 on the Rugby World Cup Outright Winner and BetBright will give money back as a free bet up to £25 if New Zealand don't make the final, while Betway will refund losing outright bets of £5 or more if the All-Blacks justify favouritism and go on to lift the trophy.
Boylesports have decided to focus on the Wallabies for their promotion of up to £25 free bet refund, should Australia repeat their 1991 feat of winning the Rugby World Cup on English soil, while Unibet will reward punters that stake £20 on the outright market with a £10 In-Play money back bet for England's second game of the tournament against Wales.
Betting On 2015 Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer
With the All-Blacks expected to do well, it's little surprise that Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder are at the head of Top Tryscorer betting, but plenty of punters will be happy to back South Africa's pacey winger Bryan Habana or his teammate Willie Le Roux at a tasty price. England's Jonathan Joseph could be worth a punt if you think that the hosts will go far and there are plenty of other players to consider, whatever your preferred nation.
Paddy Power offers enhanced each-way terms of 1/4 odds for the first five places which is great if you fancy an outsider, but that's not all. Place a £25 bet on a player in the Rugby World Cup Top Goalscorer market with Paddy Power and get a £5 free bet every single time he scores a try during the tournament.