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Rugby League World Cup 2021 Betting Odds - Who will be crowned world champions?

  • The 2021 Rugby League World Cup takes place on October 24, 2021.
  • Australia are the hot favourites to three finals in a row
  • New Zealand are the second favourites
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Australia are once again hot favourites to win the Rugby League World Cup (Getty)
Justin Darcy 23 Feb 2021
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The Rugby League World Cup takes place on October 23, 2021 and finishes on November 23, 2021.

Hosted in England this year, Australia are once again expected to take out the championship for the 12th time from 16 World Cups played, an unprecedented record in World Rugby League.

Australia took out their first title in 1957, and since then, only Great Britain (twice) and New Zealand (once) have defeated them in the Grand Final.

Bookmaker Sportsbet are not willing to take any risks with Australia getting the price, putting up odds of $1.36 for the dominance to continue.

As expected, the onyl two teams to defeat them are on the second and third lines of betting, with England at $6.50 and New Zealand at $9.

Tonga is next best at $13 with $41+ available for the remaining 12 countries.


Rugby League World Cup 2021 Betting Odds


Country
Odds
Australia$1.36
New Zealand$6.50
England$9.00
Tonga$13.00
Samoa$41.00
Fiji$51.00
Papua New Guinea$81.00
Ireland$151.00
Scotland$151.00
Wales$151.00
France$201.00
Cook Islands$251.00
Italy$251.00
Lebanon$251.00
Greece$501.00
Jamaica$501.00

Odds courtesy of Sportsbet & correct at 2am on 24/02/2021.
 

Rugby League World Cup FAQs

When is the Rugby League World Cup?

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup commences on October 24, 2021 and finishes on 28 November.

Who won the last Rugby League World Cup?

Australia have won the last two Rugby League World Cups, having already won 11 of the 15 played in total.

Who will win the 2021 Rugby League World Cup?

Wit Australia's dominance and the short price in betting, it is hard to see any team matching it with the champions.

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