The odds for the Rugby League World Cup pre-tournament are available and they shed some light on just how well people think England will do in the tournament.
Traditionally around second or third favourites behind Australia and pushing for second alongside New Zealand, England are fifth favourites for World Cup glory in 2022 remarkably.
That’s with England sponsors and Super League sponsors Betfred who have England 14/1 behind Tonga at 11/1, England’s group rivals Samoa at 9/1, number one ranked team New Zealand who are second favourites at 7/2 and Australia who are favourites as per usual at 1/2 to win the tournament.
Due to the draw, England are 15/8 to make the final which is third favourites behind Australia at 3/10 and Samoa at 13/8 who are on the same side of the draw as England and Tonga who are joint fifth to make the final at 5/2 alongside New Zealand who are longer odds than England due to having to get passed Australia to make the final.
England are only fourth favourites to make the semis at 4/9 with Tonga expected to miss out as fifth favourites.
In terms of the opener, England are expected to lose with Samoa favourites at 4/6 to beat Shaun Wane’s side. England are 5/4.
Josh Addo-Carr of Australia is the favourite to finish the tournament as its top try scorer at 7/2, New Zealand’s Ronaldo Mulitalo is 7/1 and Tommy Makinson is England’s best bet at 9/1.
Dom Young is 12/1 and England’s all-time top try scorer Ryan Hall is 28/1.
All the odds are available here.