England Even Money Favourites to top Pool of Death at Rugby World Cup

England, Wales and Australia all can't advance to the Rugby World Cup knockout stage so which big name will exit early in the tournament?

The Rugby World Cup is on the horizon and with the tournament getting underway in less than 3 weeks it’s time to take a look at the nations involved. 20 counties will contest the completion but only 8 will advance to the knock out stages. 4 groups with 5 teams each but who’ll advice to the finals? Let’s look at Pool A also known as the “Pool of Death” and with very good reason. Australia, Wales and England will all face off while Fiji and Uruguay are also in the group.   

Will England and Australia Advance?

England who are $5 to win the World Cup with Tom Waterhouse are even money with the bookmaker to top Pool A. The home nation often does well at the World Cup and Twickenham will be roaring for their side especially in the tough games against Wales and the Wallabies. The hosts also hold a psychological advantage over their opposition having beaten both the Aussies and the Welsh in their most recent encounters. England’s $1.10 to advance to the quarter finals while you’ll get a price of $5.75 for the unthinkable to happen for Rugby World Cup organisers (the Poms to exit before the sudden death rounds). Australia is paying $2.50 to exit early while they’re a touch under $1.50 make it out of the pool. Their price to finish first is $2.75. The Wallabies are at $8 to add the Rugby World Cup trophy to their recent Rugby Championship Success!

Will Wales miss the Finals?

Wales golden period appears to be over and the bookies believe they’ll be the big name absent from the quarters. The Dragons are $1.80 to finish first or second in the pool while they’re around $1.85 not to. Wales last matches against England and Australia were both defeats. They’re $4 to win the group and $17 to win the cup. Wales begin their campaign against Uruguay on September 20.

England and Fiji kick off the eighth Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on September 18. It will be the first of 48 matches!