Wales became the number one ranked side in world rugby, hence ending the 509-week supremacy of New Zealand after beating England in Cardiff at the weekend.
Priced at 11/1, Warren Gatland’s side find themselves fifth on the market to win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at just a month in Japan.
Those chances mean bookmakers are implying just an 8.3% chance that the Welsh increase the Webb Ellis Cup come November.
With 22 percent of stakes in the previous seven days going on Wales, punters clearly find value because 11/1. That makes them the many endorsed ahead of South Africa with 18%.
Wales have won 15 of the last 16 evaluations, such as a powerful Grand Slam success in the 2019 Six Nations.
This record makes Wales contenders for the prize, however the fact remains that their very best effort from the tournament to date was third in their greatest finish and 1987 since then fourth 2011.
New Zealand stay favourites to make it three Rugby World Cup wins in a row, together with the 2011 and 2015 winners.
South Africa follow at 5/1 while England (6/1) and Ireland (8/1) make up another top sides in the industry.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson:”With the exception of Ireland, all the teams over Wales in this year’s Rugby World Cup market have won the tournament in the past.
“Though Warren Gatland’s side have demonstrated incredible tenacity and most importantly consistency to reach number one, the World Cup is often a microclimate. Form out of the tournament can go from the window, and it appears bookies are siding with previous winners because of this.”
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