Excitement is reaching a fever pitch for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Friday the 9th of September, and to help cover the intense action Orange Odds is providing a free Rugby World Cup odds comparison page, to help locate and take advantage of the best odds on offer, free bets worth up to $300, a live Rugby Preview forum and much more.
2011 Rugby World Cup Preview
The 2011 Rugby World Cup, known for the highest quality of Rugby play in the world, kicks off on Friday the 9th of September when host nation New Zealand meets Tsonga, and ends on the 23rd of October, with the winner celebrating by hoisting the Webb Ellis Cup.
This year ninety-one nations competed for a chance to participate in the Rugby World Cup, with the final field of twenty qualifying for a trip to New Zealand, where the deciding match will be held at the prestigious Eden Park stadium in Auckland. In front of whatâ€™s expected to be a capacity crowd of up to 60,000 zealous Rugby fans.
First held in 1987, the champions of the last Rugby World Cup which took place in 2007, are the South Africa Springboks led by captain John Smit. In total there have been six World Cup tournaments, with the South Africa Springboks and Australia Wallabies winning two each, followed by New Zealand All Blacks and England winning one each.
New Zealandâ€™s lone victory was in the inaugural event back in 1987. While England finished second in the 2007, losing the Rugby World Cup title match against South Africa in a 15-7 defensive battle.
2011 Rugby World Cup Odds
The Free Orange Odds Rugby World Cup Odds Comparison page will be updated every few seconds throughout the tournament and for every match, making it the fastest live odds comparison tool in Australia. This will allow punters to compare, find and take advantage of the best odds being offered by the leading bookmakers and betting exchanges.
The New Zealand All Blacks, currently ranked first in the IRB World Rankings, are the 2011 Rugby World Cup Odds favourites, with updated tournament 'win' odds in the $1.53-$1.63 range.
The Australia Wallabies, currently ranked second by the IRB World Rankings, are positioned by the odds makers as the second best team, with win odds in the $4.00-$6.40 range.
Defending champions, the South Africa Springboks, currently have win odds in the $8.50-$10.00 range while 2007 runner-up England has win odds priced in the $14.00-$19.00 range.
As such, a Free $300.00 "win bet", available through exclusive free Rugby World Cup Bets and betting Deals arranged for Orange Odds visitors, would be worth $1,200.00 at a $4.00 price providing the Australian Wallabies bring home the Webb Ellis Cup.
Sports Betting Odds, Interactive Rugby Preview Forum and Results
Orange Odds also offers a real time Odds Comparison tool for other sports including the English Premier League, Boxing Title Matches, NRL, U.S. Tennis Open and Australian Rules football. As well as access to live a Rugby preview forum and more.
For detailed information on the various odds payout for each match of the 2011 World Cup, visit the Rugby World Cup Results section and choose from the events drop down box.