The 2015 Rugby World Cup starts at Twickenham on Friday, with England taking on Fiji in the opening fixture, and Betfair have a number of sign up offers, as well as some opportunities for free bets for existing customers.
Starting with the new accounts offers, and Betfair are offering enhanced odds on three of the tournament favourites, although probably not the three you would be expecting.
Starting with defending champions, and current favourites, New Zealand. Anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get enhanced odds of 7/1 on New Zealand to win Rugby World Cup and £100.00 in free bets. This offer ends on Sunday 20th September at 4.45pm. The maximum bet at 7/1 is £10.00, and you will get your tenner refunded as a free bet if the All Blacks don’t lift the trophy. Betfair’s standard odds on New Zealand are 5/4.
Next is Stuart Lancaster’s England side, and anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get enhanced odds of 16/1 on England to win the Rugby World Cup and £100 on free bets. This offer ends on Friday 18th September at 8pm. The maximum bet at 16/1 is £10.00, and you will get your money back as a free bet if England don’t win the world cup. Betfair’s standard odds on a second England world cup win are 9/2.
The final Betfair sign up offer is on Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side. Anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get a massive looking 20/1 on Ireland to win Rugby World Cup and £100 in free bets. This offer ends on Saturday 19th September at 2.30pm. Again the maximum bet at the enhanced odds (20/1) is £10.00, and you will get your money back as a free bet should Ireland not win the world cup. The standard odds on Ireland is 9/1.
Next we have some Rugby World Cup Betfair free bets for existing customers. This promotion is based on Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer bets placed before the start of the tournament (8pm, Friday 18th September).
Place a minimum bet of £25.00 on a player in the Rugby World Cup Top Tryscorer market, and every World Cup group match in which that player scores a Try, you will get a £5.00 free bet.
So for example, if you back George North to be the top Tryscorer at 25/1, and he scores three Tries in Wales’ match with Uruguay, you would get one £5.00 free bet, not three. More information on this promotion can be found here.
As well as all these offers, Betfair will no doubt have their usual array of sign up offers on individual matches, plenty of enhanced prices, and free bets for existing customers, throughout the whole of the Rugby World Cup competition.