Rugby World Cup 2019 futures markets are up and despite yet another year of predictions that attempt to undermine New Zealand, they are on the first line of betting for the tournament to be held in Japan in November.

Next come Ireland, England, South Africa and Australia, with Wales France, Argentina and Scotland rounding out the top eight lines, as Argentina and Scotland are tied in the betting.

Ireland, the only side to have beaten the All Blacks, seems to be on the rise, as evidenced by their 2018 record, although in beating Australia twice and the United States once, their only true brag was the 16 – 9 win over New Zealand in mid-November.

Ireland has drawn Scotland for its first Test in Pool A, while Pool D team Australia will play Fiji for its first match.

Fiji is one of the longer shots, while Ireland could find itself with full hands as they contend with the Scots.

The first true battle is match number four on the fixture, where New Zealand and South Africa will meet for the first game played in International Stadium Yokohama.

England will have to sit out the opening weekend until in faces Tonga in the Sapporo Dome, but that waiting is well worth it to have what basically amounts to a hit-out with Tonga.

Australia should get by Fiji without much trouble, but has Wales next, where the Wallabies hope to gain some measure of revenge for the narrow win Wales posted in November 2018.

Ireland was the only blemish on New Zealand’s northern hemisphere tour and the Emerald Islanders beat the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016, so New Zealand cannot count on the usual intimidation factor it usually enjoys, as U.K sides England and Ireland pose legitimate threats to the New Zealand supremacy that seems to date back forever.
Rugby World Cup 2019 futures markets are up and despite yet another year of predictions that attempt to undermine New Zealand, they are on the first line of betting for the tournament to be held in Japan in November.

Next come Ireland, England, South Africa and Australia, with Wales France, Argentina and Scotland rounding out the top eight lines, as Argentina and Scotland are tied in the betting.

Ireland, the only side to have beaten the All Blacks, seems to be on the rise, as evidenced by their 2018 record, although in beating Australia twice and the United States once, their only true brag was the 16 – 9 win over New Zealand in mid-November.

Ireland has drawn Scotland for its first Test in Pool A, while Pool D team Australia will play Fiji for its first match.

Fiji is one of the longer shots, while Ireland could find itself with full hands as they contend with the Scots.

The first true battle is match number four on the fixture, where New Zealand and South Africa will meet for the first game played in International Stadium Yokohama.

England will have to sit out the opening weekend until in faces Tonga in the Sapporo Dome, but that waiting is well worth it to have what basically amounts to a hit-out with Tonga.

Australia should get by Fiji without much trouble, but has Wales next, where the Wallabies hope to gain some measure of revenge for the narrow win Wales posted in November 2018.

Ireland was the only blemish on New Zealand’s northern hemisphere tour and the Emerald Islanders beat the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016, so New Zealand cannot count on the usual intimidation factor it usually enjoys, as U.K sides England and Ireland pose legitimate threats to the New Zealand supremacy that seems to date back forever.

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