So today's the day. The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off in fine style on home turf when England take on Fiji at Twickenham Stadium at 8pm tonight.

It comes as no surprise that this much anticipated event has brought with it plenty of superb new customer offers from the country's leading bookmakers and one of the best currently on offer is from Betfair who are offering crazy odds on who they think will be the winner of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

If you are a brand new customer to Betfair they are giving you odds of 16/1 on England to win the Rugby World Cup, 7/1 on New Zealand, 20/1 on Ireland and 20/1 on Australia.

To put that into perspective, other bookmakers are offering 5/4 on New Zealand, 9/2 on England with 8/1 on Australia and 9/1 on Ireland so Betfair are definitely upping the ante here for all new customers who fancy getting their hands on a terrific one time offer.

Ireland and England rugby legends, Keith Wood and Lawrence Dallaglio are the new Betfair ambassadors and will be offering their expert opinion and predictions throughout the tournament.

Trying to predict the Outright Winner is no easy feat and both Dallaglio and Wood disagree on who they think will reign victorious on Saturday October 31st with Dallaglio's heart going with England or Ireland but head going with South Africa while Keith Wood beleives that either France or Australia have what it takes.

On the topic of potential Top Points Scorer, both are resolute that Dan Carter of New Zealand is where the money should be going. With the ability to go quite far in the competition and his ability to both convert, score penalties and tries, Dan Carter is currently 21/10 with Betfair.

Of course others to consider are George Ford at 4/1 as well as Jonathan Sexton at 6/1.

For tonights opening game, the stats have put the win firmly in England's camp. The last five times the two teams have met, England have beaten Fiji every time, racking up 210 point against their southern hemisphere rivals. They've notched up 27 tries, converting 17 of them and in their most recent game against each other, England bagged their biggest win margin when the game ended 54-12, back in 2012.

Of course that means odds on England winning tonight are some of the shortest in any sport anywhere, any time and currently stand at 1/100 ON so no real value in those odds for the every day punter!


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