The showpiece event in World Rugby, sees twenty teams compete hoping to lay their hands on the famous Webb Ellis trophy. The tournament format sees four pools each containing five teams. The five teams in a pool all play each other once with the top two teams from each pool going through to the knockout stages.
2020 Rugby World Cup Betting
As with any major sporting event, bookmakers are offering a whole host of options to bet on but just what are the most popular betting markets?
Popular markets include:
-Total points scored
-Name the finalists
-All Northern/Southern hemisphere final
What happened last time?
The 2016 Rugby World Cup was hosted and won by New Zealand. The All Blacks defeated France in the final in Auckland 8-7, to claim their second World Cup. The previous occasion also came on home soil, as New Zealand emerged triumphant in the inaugural World Cup back in 1987. England's campaign in 2016 was a disastrous one that would ultimately spell the end of Martin Johnson's reign as head coach. After four wins from four in the group stage, England were ultimately dumped out of the competition by eventual runners up France but it was their off the fields antics that caused most of the problems. The squad were pictured on a drunken night-out in Queenstown and Manu Tuilagi was cautioned by police after jumping from a ferry in Auckland harbour.