Rugby Union By Rupert Adams

Rugby World Cup: Fairy-tale Win For Hosts Japan To Cost Bookies Seven Figure Sum

You don’t normally think of Rugby fans as romantics but it appears they are, as 88% of all bets on the semi-final against South Africa have been placed on the host nation Japan at 9/2.


“Japan are all the rage and if they can pull off another shock result then they will cost the industry a seven figure sum,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.


In the other semi-finals England (1/3), New Zealand (2/9) and Wales (4/11) are all very strong favourites.



1/3 England, 11/4 Australia, 25/1 Draw

2/9 New Zealand, 19/5 Ireland, 33/1 Draw

4/11 Wales, 5/2 France, 25/1 Draw

9/2 Japan, 2/11 South Africa, 33/1 Draw


World Cup Winner: 11/10 New Zealand, 3/1 South Africa, 9/2 England, 9/1 Wales, 18/1 Ireland, 25/1 Australia, 25/1 Japan, 33/1 France